Research

Waypoint therapists are committed to ongoing research and education to not only provide the highest quality care, but to also contribute to the profession of pediatric physical therapy as a whole.  Our therapists actively participate in and contribute to local and national research projects related to the promotion of physical activity, mobility, cognition, and community participation.  They utilize the most up-to-date, evidence-based, and well-supported treatment techniques with their patients.

Current research studies in which Waypoint therapists participate include:

Move and PLAY:  https://www.canchild.ca/en/research-in-practice/current-studies/move-play-study-understanding-determinants-of-motor-abilities-self-care-and-play-of-young-children-with-cerebral-palsy

On Track  http://canchild.ocean.factore.ca/en/research-in-practice/current-studies/on-track

START Play:  https://start-play.unl.edu/

Publications for our staff include:

  • Israel SM, Yocum A. Experience Fitness Project: A Community Partnership Day for Children and Young Adults with Developmental & Physical Disabilities. Poster presentation at PTWA Fall Conference, Tacoma, WA in Oct 2016 and at UW Division of Physical Therapy Research Symposium, Dec 2016.
  • McCoy S.W., Bartlett D., Yocum A., Jeffries L., LaForme Fiss A., Chiarello L., Palisano R. Development and validity of the early clinical assessment of balance for young children with cerebral palsy. Developmental Neurorehabilitation, 2013.
  • McCoy, S.W., Yocum, A., Bartlett, D.J., Mendoza, J., Jeffries, L., Chiarello, L., and Palisano, R.J. (2012) Development of the Early Activity Scale for Endurance (EASE) for Children with Cerebral Palsy. Pediatric Physical Therapy, 24(3): 232-240.
  • Clark, E., Sweeney, J.K., Yocum, A., & McCoy, S.W.  (2010) Effects of motor control intervention in young children diagnosed with idiopathic toe walking:  A 5 case series. Pediatric Physical Therapy, 22(4): 417-426.
  • Yocum A, McCoy SW, Bjornson KF, Mullens P, Naganuma Burton G.  Reliability and Validity of the Standing Heel-Rise Test.  Physical and Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics.  2010; 30:190-204.
  • Fiss AL, McCoy SW; Bartlett DJ, Chiarello LA, Palisano RJ, Stoskopf B, Jeffries L, Yocum A, Wood A.  Sharing of Lessons Learned from Multisite Research.  Pediatric Physical Therapy. 2010; 22: 408-417.

     

Professional Presentations by our staff:

  • “Ability to Maintain a 0.22m/s Gait Speed as Directed by a Standard Metronome in Adults” at North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity’s International Conference: June 2016  and at University of Puget Sound’s Physical Therapy Research Symposium: November 2015 by Stacey McCutchan PT, DPT
  • Overview of IV STEP conference” at PTWA Pediatric Special Interest Group Meeting: July 2016 by Shawn Israel PT, DPT
  • “Pediatric Physical Therapy in a Transdisciplinary Preschool Setting” at Oregon Physical Therapy Conference: April 2014 by Shawn Israel PT, DPT
  • “Cancer in Children: a Case Based Approach” at American Physical Therapy Association’s Combined Section Meeting: February 2012 by Shawn Israel PT, DPT
  • Introduction to Pediatric Neuromuscular Taping.  University of Washington School of Physical Therapy, Seattle, Washington. 2014-Annually.  Allison Yocum PT, DSc, PCS
  • Electrical Stimulation in Pediatrics and Introduction to Neuromuscular Taping.  University of Washington School of Physical Therapy, Seattle, Washington.  2008-2014.  Allison Yocum PT, DSc, PCS
  • Electrical Stimulation in Pediatrics and Introduction to Neuromuscular Taping.  University of Puget Sound School of Physical Therapy, Tacoma, Washington. 2004-2007. Allison Yocum PT, DSc, PCS

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