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Go, Baby, Go

Go, Baby, Go
O&P News, September 2016

Students and staff at Wichita State University have launched a program that pairs children with disabilities with toys that fit their needs. It is called “GoBabyGo!” and its mission is to get children active through specially modified off-the-shelf ride-on toy cars.

Originally created in 2006 by James “Cole” Galloway, PT, PhD, professor and associate chair of the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Delaware, the program brings together students of all disciplines interested in innovation and collaboration.

Research Trials in O&P

Virtual Reality Prosthetic Training and Rehabilitation

O&P News, September 2016
ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT02666859 Purpose: The proposed project is to develop an effective prosthetic training and rehabilitation regimen, with the use of…
Research Trials in O&P

OHI-Randomized Control Trial to Evaluate Efficacy, Acceptability and Perception of Benefit of an Innovative Custom AFO

O&P News, September 2016
ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT02819011 Purpose: The investigators propose a randomized control trial to evaluate long-term effects and effectiveness of ankle…
Research Trials in O&P

Functional Performance Evaluation of NU-FlexSIV Socket

O&P News, September 2016
ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT02678247 Purpose: The overall objective of this study is to provide a more comfortable and functional prosthetic socket for people…
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Orthotic treatment is successful in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis

O&P News, April 2014
CHICAGO — Bracing significantly decreased progression of high-risk curves in patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis to the threshold for…

Clinical NewsPerspectivePublication Exclusive

Orthotic Treatment Did Not Worsen Walking in Girls With AIS

O&P News, March 2014
After 6 months, orthotic treatment of girls with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis did not significantly stiffen the body or deteriorate functional…

Clinical News

Children With, Without Limb Loss Show Similar Stability Strategies When Carrying Heavy Loads

O&P News, March 2014
Children with limb loss maintain balance while carrying a backpack by developing similar strategies as able-bodied children to maintain stability…

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New Innovations in Pediatric Prosthetics

O&P News, Spring
Compared with adult amputees, the number of pediatric amputees is much lower. This means less research and fewer prosthetic options are available to…

Clinical News

Children Flex Articulated Knee While Crawling

O&P News, February 2014
ORLANDO, Fla. — Study results presented here showed that children consistently flexed a prosthetic knee joint during crawling, contrary to a…

Clinical News

Kinetic Data Provides Design Criteria for Durable Children’s Prosthetic Feet

O&P News, February 2014
ORLANDO, Fla. — Current prosthetic feet designed for children do not compensate for the sudden locomotor activities they perform. Optimizing a…

Health Care Updates

Lasting effects of overuse injuries, burnout in youth sports underestimated

O&P News, Spring
Emphasis on competitive success in youth sports has led to intense training, frequent competition and early single sport specialization, as well as a…

Health Care Updates

EHRs Increased Detection of Growth Disorders in Children

O&P News, October 2013
Researchers were better able to diagnose growth disorders and make specialized care decisions in children by using an algorithm built into an…

Clinical News

Flat Foot Posture, Hypermobility Observed in Children With Developmental Coordination Disorder

O&P News, October 2013
Recent study results offered preliminary evidence of changes in spatiotemporal gait parameters and confirmed flat foot posture and hypermobility of…

Health Care Updates

Therapy important for monitoring progress after pediatric wrist fracture

O&P News, May 2013
PHILADELPHIA —Jenny Dorich, OTR/L, MBA, CHT, from the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, discussed how to therapeutically…

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