• Effectiveness of Developmental Intervention in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit: Implications for Neonatal Physical Therapy

    4 days ago - By Pediatric Physical Therapy

    Purpose:
    Interdisciplinary team members interact with infants to facilitate progressive physiologic stability. The focus of the physical therapist's role is promotion of sensorimotor development in infants born preterm. The aim of this review was to examine evidence for physical therapist practice in the neonatal intensive care unit as it relates to developmental intervention for infants born prematurely and to present the evidence of physical therapy techniques used in the NICU.
    Summary of Key Points:
    A literature review was performed resulting in identification of 26 articles that...
    Read more ...