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Physiotherapy for children with cerebral palsy: why we do what we do

Mayston AM, Margaret; (2017) Physiotherapy for children with cerebral palsy: why we do what we do. In: Naylor, Cate, (ed.) APCP Journal. (pp. pp. 3-11). APCP (The Association of Paediatric Chartered Physiotherapists): Brighton, UK. Green open access

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Abstract

In this climate of evidence based intervention physiotherapists need to either fulfil that demand, or alternatively offer a rational theoretically based explanation and framework for their interventions. Given that research into intervention for CP is in its infancy (Rosenbaum & Rosenbloom, 2012), it is not surprising that there is no robust research evidence base available currently. The usual conclusion of any systematic review of interventions is that more research is needed. What can therapists do given this situation? This presentation offers a reflection on evidence based practice, considers what evidence is available, suggests possible alternative explanations in lieu of the lack of a robust evidence base and offers some signposts for the future. But firstly a short review on what physiotherapists do before the question of ‘why we do what we do’ can be discussed.

Type: Proceedings paper
Title: Physiotherapy for children with cerebral palsy: why we do what we do
Event: Association of Paediatric Chartered Physiotherapists The 43rd Annual General Meeting
Location: Brighton, UK
Dates: 11 Nov 2016 - 12 Nov 2016
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: https://apcp.csp.org.uk/journal/apcp-journal-volum...
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher's terms and conditions.
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Life Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Life Sciences > Div of Biosciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Life Sciences > Div of Biosciences > Neuro, Physiology and Pharmacology
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10158970
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