It Takes a Village: How a Team Approach Drives Outcomes in Pediatric Physical Therapy


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Health professionals.


  • Describe the complexities that are unique to providing PT in a pediatric setting.
  • Identify the key team members and/or roles that are needed for good therapy outcomes in a pediatric setting.
  • Explore a case example to illustrate how team members contribute to the PT outcomes of a child.


Katherine Lefert, PT, PCS
Therapy Supervisor for the Transitional Care Unit and Homecare, ChildServe

  • Master of Physical Therapy, Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO
  • Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science, Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO

Ms. Lefert works as an inpatient therapy supervisor at ChildServe where she leads a team of therapists in providing treatment to children recovering from brain injury. She was part of a team to develop programs utilizing FES technology to treat children recovering from illness and injury including brain injury.

Katie Purcell, PT, DPT, CBIS
Physical Therapist, ChildServe

Relevant to the content of this educational activity, the speakers do not have any financial relationship(s) with commercial interest companies to disclose.

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