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Responding to exercise-deficit disorder in youth: integrating wellness care into pediatric physical therapy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23288000     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
THE PROBLEM: The decline and disinterest in regular physical activity among contemporary youth have created an immediate need to identify and treat these youngsters before they become resistant to our interventions.
KEY POINTS: Exercise-deficit disorder is a term used to describe a condition characterized by reduced levels of physical activity that are inconsistent with current public health recommendations. Pediatric physical therapists are in an enviable position to identify and treat exercise-deficit disorder in youth, regardless of body size or physical ability.
RECOMMENDATION: If pediatric physical therapists want to become advocates for children's health and wellness, there is a need to address limitations in the physical therapist professional curriculum, educate families on the benefits of wellness programming, and initiate preventive strategies that identify youth who are inactive, promote daily physical activity, and encourage healthy lifestyle choices.
Avery D Faigenbaum; Donald A Chu; Mark V Paterno; Gregory D Myer
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric physical therapy : the official publication of the Section on Pediatrics of the American Physical Therapy Association     Volume:  25     ISSN:  1538-005X     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr Phys Ther     Publication Date:  2013  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-01-04     Completed Date:  2013-06-05     Revised Date:  2014-04-02    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8912748     Medline TA:  Pediatr Phys Ther     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  2-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Adolescent Behavior*
Child Behavior*
Child Welfare
Health Promotion / methods*
Motor Activity
Physical Therapy Modalities*
Sedentary Lifestyle*
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Comment In:
Pediatr Phys Ther. 2013 Spring;25(1):1   [PMID:  23287999 ]

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