Rehabilitation Science

Volume 8, Issue 2, June 2023

  • Accessibility of Elementary School-Based Assistive Technology: A Descriptive and Associational Survey

    Emily Tuck, Frances Dun, Brooke Kazmierczak, Claire Lantzy, Danielle Kidd, Kelly McClintock, Daniel Martin

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 2, June 2023
    Pages: 16-22
    Received: Apr. 25, 2023
    Accepted: May 09, 2023
    Published: May 18, 2023
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    Abstract: The purpose of this quantitative survey design study was to better understand the perceived barriers of accessibility of elementary school-based assistive technology (AT) from the perspective of parents, teachers and occupational therapists. Furthermore, the purpose of this study was to quantify parent, teacher and occupational therapist perception... Show More
  • Etiology and Exercise Treatment of Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome

    Qiu Nie, Huili Hu, Furong Xiang, Yinxu Wang

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 2, June 2023
    Pages: 23-29
    Received: Apr. 26, 2023
    Accepted: May 10, 2023
    Published: May 18, 2023
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    Abstract: Objective: As a result of peripatellar pain or anatomical or biomechanical anomalies in the anterior knee, patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) is a knee injury that can be made worse by weight-bearing activities like climbing and descending stairs. According to long-term follow-up studies, patellofemoral arthritis may eventually develop in 45% of P... Show More
  • The Impact of Equine-Assisted Therapy Rehabilitation Modalities on Perceived Psychosocial Functioning and Quality of Life

    Madison Collins, Victoria Courtright, Mary Casilio, Caleigh Haskiell, Elizabeth Kaspala, Jillian Shelton, Cathy Shanholtz, Daniel Martin

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 2, June 2023
    Pages: 30-38
    Received: May 31, 2023
    Accepted: Jun. 16, 2023
    Published: Jun. 27, 2023
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    Abstract: A convergent mixed methods study was completed examining participants’ perceived effectiveness of equine-assisted therapy (EAT) in regard to psychosocial functioning and quality of life. A total of 52 participants completed a quantitative survey and seven of them completed a qualitative interview using a phenomenological research approach. The aim ... Show More