Theoretical practice in pediatric physical therapy: Past, present, and future considerations

Wayne Stuberg, Regina Harbourne

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This article provides a historical perspective, review of current trends of theoretical practice, and future considerations in pediatric physical therapy since the inception of the Section on Pediatrics in the 1970s. A review of concepts and principles of the early neurotherapeutic approaches with respect to more current concepts of management, transition from child-centered to family-centered services, and trends in measurement and assessment procedures in pediatric physical therapy are presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)119-123
Number of pages5
JournalPediatric Physical Therapy
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1994


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation

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