Here are several case scenarios that we have created to assist you in considering how the Kwic resource could be useful for making decisions about a particular client.
Alex is a 6 year old female on your home care PT caseload with left hemiplegic CP and delayed motor and cognitive development.
Therapy Goal: Improve right upper extremity function during dynamic balance tasks.
Ahmed is a 10 year old male with left hemiplegic cerebral palsy at Gross Motor Function Classification System (GMFCS) level 2. He is in grade 5 and is your client in school health support services. He is typically quite sedentary, is a bit overweight, and is not a fan of organized sports activities, but he would like to be able to participate more with his peers in gym class and during recess activities. He wears a left ankle foot orthosis (AFO).
Therapy Goal: Improve dynamic balance and strengthen left leg to facilitate ability to participate in recess activities such as hopscotch and four-square.
Jackie is a 15 year old female soccer player with a grade II right ankle sprain. She is 3 weeks post her injury and is a patient in your outpatient clinic.
Therapy Goal: Increase strength in right ankle to enable return to play.
Quan is a 21 year old male who suffered an anoxic brain injury 3 weeks ago secondary to smoke inhalation from a house fire. Quan is your patient in a rehabilitation center.
Therapy Goal: Improve ability to participate appropriately in a physical activity that requires selective attention to task and two step response selection.
Jack is an 81 year old male who is 2 months post left total knee replacement. He is a patient in your outpatient PT clinic.
Therapy Goal: Improve dynamic balance to promote greater physical endurance in standing.
Marie is a 45 year old female who was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis 3 years ago. She has been referred to your outpatient PT clinic for gait and balance training due to a history of falls, especially when reaching in standing and during mobility activities. She complains of fatigue and you note that her movements are slow.
Therapy Goal: Promote ability to stand independently while doing functional upper extremity activities of daily living.