Kristie Bjornson, PT, PhD, MS is Professor, Developmental Medicine, Pediatrics, Adjunct Research Professor, Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Washington, and Seattle Children’s Hospital Research Institute. Clinically, she has over 40 years of clinical experience in settings such as the NICU, public schools, birth-to-three centers, and at Seattle Children’s Hospital. Ms. Bjornson’s doctoral work focused on the assessment of walking activity, health, and quality of life in ambulatory children with cerebral palsy (CP). She was the first to publish community-based walking activity in children with CP. Dr Bjornson’s clinical trial experience includes the randomized trial and meta-analysis of selective dorsal rhizotomy and botulinum toxin-A injection therapy as well as early safety trials for intrathecal baclofen. Ongoing research includes power training combining the Total Gym and treadmill training, a home-based treadmill training study and a project examining the Ankle-Foot Orthoses Footwear Combination (AFO-FC) orthotic management approach for ambulatory children with CP
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