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Evidence-Based Care Guidelines for Body Weight Supported Locomotor Training in Children and Young Adults

Published by Ohio Physical Therapy Association and Alabama Physical Therapy Association


Summary

Body weight supported locomotor training (BWSLT) is a task specific intervention used to facilitate locomotion in children and young adults with cerebral palsy, down syndrome, spina bifida and spinal cord injury. This presentation will concisely review our clinical practice guideline for BWSLT generated through a systematic critical appraisal of the literature. Where evidence is insufficient, recommendations are based on a consensus statement generated by a panel of experienced physical therapists.

Presenters
Kelly Bonarrigo, PT, DPT
Kelly has over eight years of experience in both pediatric and adult physical therapy. She was involved in the development and implementation of the body weight support locomotor training program for both adults and pediatrics from acute conditions...More
Ashley Cabrera, PT, DPT
Ashley has over 5 years of experience as a physical therapist. She is one of the few physical therapists at CCHMC that is certified in vestibular rehabilitation. In addition to her developmental case load, she treats patients with vestibular...More
Amy Bailes, PT, PhD, PCS
Amy has over 30 years of experience as a pediatric physical therapist and has been an APTA Pediatric Certified Specialist since 1993. Her clinical experience spans inpatient acute care, inpatient rehabilitation and outpatient care. She was an author...More
Kristi Williams, PT, MPT, CBIS
Kristi has over 17 years of experience as a physical therapist and is a certified brain injury specialist. She is a member of the Outpatient Neuro Rehabilitation Team and provides aquatic therapy at Cincinnati Children’s Drake location. Kristi...More

Originally Published

June 14, 2016


Program Titles and Supporting Materials

This program contains the following components:

  • Evidence-Based Care Guidelines for Body Weight Supported Locomotor Training in Children and Young Adults - Video
  • Evidence-Based Care Guidelines for Body Weight Supported Locomotor Training in Children and Young Adults - Paper

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