Intense Physiotherapies to Improve Function in Young Children with Cerebral Palsy

toddler girl receiving therapyTucson Medical Center is working in association with the University of Arizona Mel & Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, Phoenix Children’s Hospital, Nemours Children's Hospital (Florida), and United Cerebral Palsy-Central Arizona on an NIH-funded study to evaluate the effects of intense physical and occupational therapy to improve function in children with cerebral palsy.

An Institutional Review Board responsible for human subjects research at The University of Arizona reviewed this study deeming it acceptable, according to applicable state and federal regulations and University policies designed to protect the rights and welfare of participants in research.

We are looking for children diagnosed with spastic cerebral palsy and is between 12 and 36 months of age.

Over the 48-week study, your child will receive a total of 96 sessions of physical therapy and 96 sessions of occupational therapy. Your child’s progress will be evaluated 5 times during the study using a special test designed for children with cerebral palsy.

Informational Brochure

Checklist for Providers of Inclusion Criteria

If you are interested in participating, please contact:

Heidi Pottinger, MA, MPH
(520) 484-6600

Burris "Duke" Duncan, MD
Principal Investigator
Professor, Public Health
Sonoran UCEDD Faculty