Evidence Supporting Pediatric Physical Therapy Interventions

Evidence Supporting Pediatric Physical Therapy Interventions

Activity Details
  • Credit Type: Other
  • Credit Amount: 2.00
  • Cost: Free
  • Release: Feb 1, 2017
  • Expires: Jan 31, 2019
  • Estimated Time to Complete:
    2 Hour(s)
  • System Requirements:
  • Average User Rating:
    (2 Ratings)


Susan K.  Effgen Susan K. Effgen, PT, PhD, FAPTA
Professor, Physical Therapy
Rehabilitation Sciences PhD Program
College of Health Sciences
University of Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky

Needs Statement

This session will discuss the evidence to support interventions commonly used by pediatric physical therapists in rehabilitation. Participants will learn about the published literature to support interventions used to address participation, activities, and impairments for children with disabilities. Recent literature on the state of the intervention evidence for children with cerebral palsy will be highlighted.

Target Audience

Physical Therapist, Physical Therapy Assistants and anyone interested in peditatric physical therapy


Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

1. Articulate knowledge of pediatric physical therapy interventions supported by the literature.
2. Discuss different service delivery systems and the influence of dosing.
3. Explain the importance of using both standardized and individualized measures of child performance.


UK Healthcare CECentral certifies this activity for 2.00 hours of participation.

Faculty Disclosure

Susan K. Effgen has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

The material presented in this course represents information obtained from the scientific literature as well as the clinical experiences of the speakers. In some cases, the presentations might include discussion of investigational agents and/or off-label indications for various agents used in clinical practice. Speakers will inform the audience when they are discussing investigational and/or off-label uses.

Disclosure of a relationship is not intended to suggest or condone commercial bias in any presentation, but it is made to provide participants with information that might be of potential importance to their evaluation of a presentation. 

CE Content Concerns


Concerns or complaints related to ACPE or ACCME standards may be submitted in writing to the Director of UK HealthCare CECentral by fax to 859-323-2920, or by mail to 2365 Harrodsburg Road, Ste B475, Lexington, KY 40504


  • The Director or his/her designee will review, investigate, forward and/or respond to complaints and will put forth a best effort to adjudicate the issue(s), along with CECentral staff members, within two (2) weeks of receipt of the grievance or complaint.
  • If needed, concerns, complaints, or grievances will be brought before the UK HealthCare CECentral Advisory Board.
  • Issues regarding activity content also will be reviewed and addressed by the Activity Director.
  • A written decision will be issued in a timely manner by the Director of UK HealthCare CECentral or his/herdesignee.
  • Grievances will be considered when planning future activities.

Appeal Procedure

  • Persons who wish to appeal a decision should address the appeal by email, fax or in writing to the Director of UK HealthCare CECentral within two (2) weeks of receipt of the response.
  • The Director will bring the appeal to the UK HealthCare CECentral Advisory Board.
  • The results of the appeal will be sent to the participant no later than two (2) weeks following the meeting of the board.