Pediatric Manipulation

IFOMPT Task Force on Pediatric Manipulation 2020 – 2022

Members: The Task Force membership is a single discipline with interdisciplinary scope of
USA: Ken Olson (DPT)– IFOMPT Executive liaison, Contribution: Political landscape, liaison;
Canada: Anita Gross (MSc) – Chair – Associate Clinical Professor, McMaster University clinician-scientist,
Contribute: Systematic Review (SR) methods manip-mob / Adverse Events (AE) review; coordinate teams,
students McMaster and Western Universities;
The Netherlands: Jan Pool (PhD) – Member – Professor, Senior researcher, Research Group Lifestyle and Health,
Institute of Human Movement Studies, University of Applied Sciences. Utrecht, Contribute: pediatric manip-mob
milieu in OMPT, IFOMPT standard committee; methodology: SR & Delphi survey, students University Utrecht, lead
project elements;
South Africa: Annalie Basson (PhD) – Member – Lecturer, Professor, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg,
South Africa, Contribute: systematic reviews, Methodology; IFOMPT white paper, political milieu;
Australia: Nikki Milne (PhD) Associate Professor Physiotherapy Paediatrics
Bond University, IOPTP liaison, APA paediatrics, Contribute: Paediatric leadership, methodology, scoping reviews,
umbrella reviews, Delphi survey, students Bond University
USA: Derek Clewley (DPT, PhD) - Member- Assistant Professor at Duke University
Research background in systematic reviews and a strong interest in knowledge translation

Purpose: To develop a joint IFOMPT and IOPTP position statement and white paper on the role of spinal
manipulation and manual therapy techniques in the treatment of infants, children and adolescents.
Objectives: We have five main objectives:
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