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Ann Jackson, PT, DPT, MPH
Ann is a physical therapist who has spent her career focusing on optimizing the functionality of individuals across the lifespan impacted by neuromuscular disorders. She has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Therapy from Georgia State University, a Masters of Public Health from the University of South Carolina and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy…Read full bio
Roberta O'Shea, PT, DPT, PhD
Roberta Kuchler O'Shea, PT, PhD, DPT has been a pediatric physical therapist for over 30 years. She practiced in a variety of environments before joining the faculty at Governors State University. Dr. O'Shea earned her Bachelors in PT degree from St. Louis University, a Master’s degree in Public Service from DePaul University, a PhD in…Read full bio
1. Where to Begin
This chapter details why we would do an evaluation, who should be involved, and what variables must be considered. It details that the assessment should begin at the moment of initial contact and as much information as possible should be obtained from the student via observation, communication, and handling. The student should be placed on various surfaces to assess their relationship with gravity over time as well as their musculoskeletal abilities.
2. Completing the Assessment
This chapter details specific components of assessment, starting once the student is placed on the mat.This systematic review includes functional/sensory assessment, clinical examination of musculoskeletal system, and the development of componentry recommendation list. The types of funding sources will also be covered.
3. Putting It All Together: Justification, Documentation and Delivery
This chapter focuses on creating the evidence-based documentation to support the recommendations generated from the evaluation, supporting the fitting and dispensing of prescribed mobility system and family training, and reassessing the effectiveness of the equipment.