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This resource reviews the role of evidence in designing PT treatment. Focuses on three components – intensity, individual response to treatment and genetics and the effect of timing (early therapy).

Evidence Based Physiotherapy for Children with Cerebral Palsy

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This resource reviews the role of evidence in designing PT treatment. Focuses on three components – intensity, individual response to treatment and genetics and the effect of timing (early therapy).

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Synopsis of resource

This is a video of a keynote lecture delivered at the 2018 EACD meeting in Tbilisi Georgia. A useful overview of the challenges facing the development of new therapy interventions and proving the efficacy of all therapy interventions. There is a particular emphasis on 3 areas:

  1. Dosage,
  2. Trial results- average results against the results for individuals and
  3. Genetic and Epigenetic factors.

Diane discusses physiotherapy but the points made relate also to other therapy disciplines and interventions. A very useful and interesting lecture. Well-presented and clear.

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Author

The chief of Clinical Centre of functional and applied biomechanics section. A physical therapist by training, Dr. Damiano holds a PhD in research methods/biomechanics from the University of Virginia, a Master of Science in physical therapy from Duke University, and an undergraduate degree in biological sciences from Catholic University. Her area of expertise is in the investigation of both existing and novel rehabilitation approaches in children with cerebral palsy. Her most recent interest is the role of physical activity in enhancing motor coordination and promoting neural recovery in those with brain injuries.

Lecture recorded at the 2018 EACD meeting in Tbilisi Georgia.