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A Comparison: High Intense periodic vs. Every week therapy in children with cerebral palsy (ACHIEVE)

Researchers at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and Ohio State University are seeking volunteers to participate in a pediatric physical therapy treatment study for children with gross motor delays to find out the most effective service delivery of rehabilitation.

Your child may be eligible for this study if you or your child meets the following criteria:

  • Is between 2 and 8 years of age
  • Diagnosis of motor delay or CP in GMFCS levels I- V
  • Is able to participate in outpatient physical therapy and attend visits consistently
  • Parent/Caregiver agrees to participate in long-term follow up

Your child will receive a total of 40 hours of physical therapy delivered in either 1 hour or 2 hour sessions depending on group assignment, along with 9 monthly physical therapy consultations and 4 assessments. All participants will be compensated for study participation. Parking will be covered for everyone.

For more information, please contact the ACHIEVE study team, let by Dr. Jill Heathcock, at 614-572-5446, or email

Study ID: IRB16-00492

Nationwide Children's Hospital
700 Children's Drive Columbus, Ohio 43205 614.722.2000