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Eydie Kendall


Dr. Kendall has more than 30 years of experience as a physical therapist in a multitude of environments, with the last 20 focusing on pediatrics. She is a board-certified clinical specialist in pediatrics. She is also a certified adapted physical educator. A lifetime of outdoor experience and multisport endurance participation, coaching, and program development has added to her tool kit in addressing the fitness and health environment needs of children. She has a PhD in education, with published scholarly focus on the physical therapist's role and school system's responsibility for addressing childhood obesity. She also has a master's degree in biology with an emphasis on developmental neuromuscular physiology. Along with extensive clinical practice, Dr. Kendall has more than 15 years of experience in teaching at the DPT and PTA levels, with courses such as pediatric patient management, biomechanics, pathopharmacology, genetics, and research. Along with scholarship applicable to clinical practice, she has produced scholarly work in teaching, defining pediatric content and delivery, and experiential learning within DPT programs. Service to the community is also a big focus of her life and career. For Dr. Kendall, this runs the gamut from ongoing volunteer work in an orphanage for children with disabilities in Ethiopia, to establishing, promoting, and volunteering in wellness activities within her own community.

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Pediatric Health and Wellness for Physical Therapists

Presented by Eydie Kendall, PT, PhD, CAPE, PCS

Pediatric Health and Wellness for Physical Therapists

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Video Runtime: 77 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 37 Minutes

This course will provide a broad look at the concepts of health and wellness as they apply to the pediatric population. It begins with a review of the many aspects of fitness and a description of the relevant physiology and anatomy throughout a continuum of ages, from prematurity to adolescence. The course explores ways to assess fitness, in a formal clinic or on the playground, for typically developing children and those with disabilities. Specific concepts of fitness are applied to children with common diagnoses addressed by therapists. The course concludes with a discussion of intervention approaches and lifestyle and environmental considerations. This course is appropriate for pediatric physical therapists who work with children with any movement challenges or fitness needs. Pediatric occupational therapists may also find it helpful. It is specifically designed for therapists who want to extend their knowledge beyond the basic level or who are considering specialist certification.

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