What is it about?

Pediatric physical therapists and families of the children they work with must have a positive working relationship for optimal outcomes. This study explores the perspectives of this relationship from pediatric physical therapists and parents with the hopes of learning more about this working relationship.

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Why is it important?

By better understanding experiences of the pediatric physical therapist-caregiver relationship, from both points of view, clinicians can better understand the importance of specifc aspects of the relationship and gain insight to inform best practices.


This research, in many ways, confirmed ideas and thoughts I myself have experienced as a pediatric PT for many years. It was great to hear the perspectives and it helped me personally understand what is important and not important to pediatric PTs and the families they serve.

Jodi Thomas
Texas Woman's University

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This page is a summary of: Perceptions of the caregiver-pediatric physical therapist relationship1, Journal of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine, October 2022, IOS Press, DOI: 10.3233/prm-210081.
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