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Health Promotion In Physical Therapy

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Hi Hamad, Health promotion is a significant component in our profession as physical therapists. Discussing health promotion with children with disabilities and their parents in an outpatient pediatric facility is a challenge on its own. As what I have noted in my initial post regarding the research done by Jirikowic & Kerfeld, obesity rates for children with disabilities is 38% higher than children without disabilities (2016). Knowing this information, patient and family education on activities that kids can do at home and outdoors will be beneficial for them. Based from my own experience, most of the children with disabilities that I see on a daily basis are sedentary. They mostly watch TV, play video games and surf the internet at home
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