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Pallister-Killian Syndrome (PKS) is a rare genetic disorder caused by an additional short arm in chromosome 12. PKS affects multiple systems, which can impact a child’s development. Common clinical manifestations include: hypotonia, visual impairment, hearing loss, coarse facial features, intellectual disability, and congenital heart defects. Improvements in gross motor function have resulted from physical therapy (PT) and rehabilitation involving neurodevelopmental treatment (NDT). Research is limited on the effects of PT interventions to promote standing and ambulation for children with PKS. The purpose of this case report was to describe school-based PT interventions for a child with PKS, which involved standing exercises, body-weight support treadmill training (BWSTT), overground gait training, and a standing program.
The case report paper for this poster can be found here:
Espinosa, Cheryl R. and Collin, Molly, "Functional School-Based Physical Therapy Management For A Child With Pallister-Killian Syndrome: A Case Report" (2019). Case Report Posters. Poster 182.