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A diagnosis of cerebral palsy can be devastating, but the remarkable advances in care we offer can make an enormous difference in your child’s life, even when he faces significant challenges. Our experts offer the latest therapies and care, tailored specifically to your child’s abilities and needs.
Amy F. Bailes, PT, PhD Physical Therapist II, Division of Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy 513-803-0782 firstname.lastname@example.org
Physical Therapist II, Division of Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy
Assistant Professor, UC Department of Allied Health
BS: Physical Therapy, Indiana University, 1985.
MS: Pediatric Physical Therapy Science, Boston University, 1990.
PhD: Clinical Epidemiology, University of Cincinnati School of Medicine, 2014.
Specialist Certification: American Physical Therapy Association, Pediatric Clinical Specialist, 1993 to present.
Gannotti M, Law M, Bailes A, O’Neil M, Williams U, DiRezze B. Comparative effectiveness research and children with cerebral palsy: identifying a conceptual framework and specifying measures. Pediatric Physical Therapy. In press.
Bailes AF, Succop P. Factors Associated with Physical Therapy Services Received for Individuals with Cerebral Palsy in a Pediatric Outpatient Medical Setting. Physical Therapy. 2012; 92:1411-1418.
Bailes AF, Greve K, Burch C, Reder R, Lin L, Huth MM. The Effect of Suit Wear During an Intensive Therapy Program in Children With Cerebral Palsy. Pediatric Physical Therapy. 2011; 23:136–142. (Recipient of the Jeanne Hughes Award given by the Pediatric Physical Therapy journal for the best manuscript published in the journal that was completed while the author was a student.)
Bailes AF, Greve K, Schmitt J. Changes in Two Children with Cerebral Palsy after Intensive Suit Therapy: A Case Report. Pediatric Physical Therapy. 2010; 22:76-85.
Bailes AF, Reder, R, Burch C. Development of Guidelines for Determining Frequency of Therapy Services in a Pediatric Medical Setting. Pediatric Physical Therapy. 2008.
Bailes AF, Baldwin C. Research Activity in Pediatric Physical and Occupational therapy Settings. Physical and Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics. 1995; 14(3/4):75-93.
Bailes AF. A Dynamic Splinting Suggestion to Prevent Plantarflexion Contractures Following the Ilizarov Procedure. Pediatric Physical Therapy. 1993; 5(2):92.
Feldman AB, Haley SM, Coryell J. Concurrent and Construct Validity of the Pediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory. Physical Therapy. 1990; 70:602-610.
Lainie K. Holman, MFA, MD Staff Physician II, Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 513-636-7480 email@example.com
Staff Physician II, Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
BS: Antioch College, Yellow Springs, OH, 1993.
MFA: Goucher College, Towson, MD, 2011.
MD: Medical College of Ohio, Toledo, OH, 2002.
Residency: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2007.
Certification: American Board of Pediatrics, 2006; American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2008.
Douglas G. Kinnett, MD Staff Physician, Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 513-636-7480 firstname.lastname@example.org
Staff Physician, Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
Spasticity evaluation and management; traumatic brain injury evaluation and management
Douglas Kinnett, MD, specializes in pediatric rehabilitation. Children with impairments resulting in restrictions in their ability to function in society are the primary interest of the pediatric rehabilitation physician. A majority of these children have injury to their brain from trauma or have cerebral palsy.
Dr. Kinnett has developed expertise in the treatment of spasticity that is often seen in these children. Because of his experience, Dr. Kinnett is frequently asked to lecture on spasticity management in this region of the country. Beyond this special interest, he works with other members of the Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation to provide a comprehensive approach to develop the full potential of these children as they grow into adulthood.
Training of new physicians in this area is also a priority in the Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Dr. Kinnett provides teaching experiences for these physicians in training along with other members of the division. He has twice been honored to receive a teaching award for his efforts in this training and was named Top Doctor in his field in 2015 by Cincinnati magazine. The Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center Pediatric Rehabilitation Training Program is considered one of the top programs in the country.
Dr. Kinnett has been a faculty member at Cincinnati Children's within the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine since 1993. He accepted this position after being the first resident physician to complete the Pediatric Rehabilitation Training Program at Cincinnati Children's.
Dr. Kinnett attended medical school at the University of Cincinnati after working four years as a research assistant at Cincinnati Children's. Prior to this, he completed BS and MA degrees at Indiana State University.
MD: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 1988.
Residency: Pediatrics, Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH; Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH.
Certification: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 1994 (re-certification, 2004); Pediatrics, 1997 (re-certification, 2004).
Kinnett DG. Pediatric critical illness neuropathy. PMR Knowledge NOW: AAPMR Website (http://me.aapmr.org/kn/article.html?id=295). 2014.
Dickey MP, Rice M, Lambert R, Kinnett DG, Gerber MA, Staat MA. Infectious Complications of Intrathecal Baclofen Pump Devices in a Pediatric Population. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2013 Jul;32(7):715-722.
Schapiro A, Racadio JM, Kinnett DG, Maugans TA. Combined C-arm Fluoroscopy and C-arm Cone Beam Computed Tomography For the Evaluation of Patients With Possible Intrathecal Baclofen Delivery System Malfunctions. Neurosurgery. 2011;69(suppl):s27-33.
Talbert RJ, Michaud LJ, Mehlman CT, Kinnett DG, Laor T, Foad SL, Schnell B, Salisbury S. EMG and MRI are independently related to shoulder external rotation function in neonatal brachial plexus palsy. J Pediatr Orthop. 2011;31(2):194-204.
Burrows TA, Bailey L, Kinnett DG, Hopkin RJ. Acute progression of neuromuscular findings in a patient with infantile Pompe disease. Pediatric Neurol. 2010;42(6):455-458.
Vargus-Adams JN, Michaud LJ, Kinnett DG, McMahon MA, Cook EF. Effects of oral baclofen on children with cerebral palsy [letter]. Dev Med Child Neurol. 2004 Nov;46(11):787.
Kinnett DG. Botulinum Toxin A Injections in Children: Technique and Dosing Issues. Amer J Phys Med Rehabil. 2004 83:S59-S64.
Adams BB, Vargus-Adams JN, Franz DN, Kinnett DG. Hyperhidrosis in pediatric spinal cord injury: A case report and novel therapy. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2002;46:444-446.
Kinnett DG. Guillain–Barré Syndrome. In MR Nelson (ed): Rehabilitation Medicine Quick Reference: Pediatrics. Demos Medical Publishing Inc, New York, NY. 2011.
Kinnett DG, McMahon MA. Management of the Child with Spasticity. In CD Rudolph and AM Rudolph (eds): Rudolph’s Pediatrics 21st Ed, ch 6 Childhood Disability and Rehabilitation. McGraw-Hill Publishing Inc, New York, NY. 2002. pp 540-541.
Jilda N. Vargus-Adams, MD, MSc Attending Physician, Pediatric Rehabilitation, Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 513-636-7480 email@example.com
Attending Physician, Pediatric Rehabilitation, Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Director, Cerebral Palsy Clinic
UC Department of Neurology and Rehabilitation Medicine
Cerebral palsy; epidemiology; evidence-based practice
Jilda N. Vargus-Adams, MD, MSc, is a pediatric physiatrist at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, University of Cincinnati. She graduated from Brown University, the Yale School of Medicine, and the Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Vargus-Adams completed both a combined residency in pediatrics and physical medicine & rehabilitation and a research fellowship in pediatric rehabilitation at the University of Cincinnati and Cincinnati Children’s.
She joined the faculty at Cincinnati in 2000 and contributes to the training and education of residents and fellows. Presently, she is involved in leading a comprehensive cerebral palsy program and serves as the director of the CP clinic. She has received career development awards from the NIH and CPIRF. Her research projects have included studies of therapy and pharmaceutical interventions for CP and work to evaluate and understand outcome measurement tools.
Dr. Vargus-Adams serves on the editorial board of Physical and Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics and the medical advisory board of Reaching for the Stars, a national parent advocacy group for cerebral palsy. She is active in leadership roles with the American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine and serves on the board of Stepping Stones (incorporating United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Cincinnati) locally.
BA: Brown University, Providence, RI, 1990.
MD: Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, 1995.
MS: Harvard School of Public Health, Epidemiology, Boston, MA, 2002.
Residency: Pediatrics / Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 1995-2000.
Fellowship: Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine Research, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2000-2002
Certification: Pediatrics, 2000.
Sub-specialty: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2001; Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine, 2007.
Vargus-Adams JN. Health-related quality of life in childhood cerebral palsy. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 2005; 86:940-945.
Vargus-Adams JN. Longitudinal Use of the Child Health Questionnaire in childhood cerebral palsy. Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology. 2006; 48:343-7.
Vargus-Adams JN. Inconsistencies with Physical Functioning and the Child Health Questionnaire in Children with Cerebral Palsy. Journal of Pediatrics. 2008; 153:199-202.
McMahon MA, Vargus-Adams JN, Michaud LJ, Bean J. Effects of Amantadine in Children with Impaired Consciousness Due to Acquired Brain Injury: A Pilot Study. American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. 2009; 88:325-32.
Vargus-Adams JN, Martin LK. Measuring What Matters in Cerebral Palsy: A Breadth of Important Domains and Outcome Measures. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 2009; 90:2089-2095.
Quality Standards Subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology and the Practice Committee of the Child Neurology Society, Delgado MR, Hirtz D, Aisen M, Ashwal S, Fehlings DL, McLaughlin J, Morrison LA, Shrader MW, Tilton A, Vargus-Adams J. Practice Parameter: Pharmacological Treatment of Spasticity in Children and Adolescents with Cerebral Palsy (an evidence-based review). Neurology. 2010; 74:336-43.
Baozhong X, Jones S, Puffenberger E, Hinze C, Bright A, Tan H, Zhou A, Wu G, Vargus-Adams J, Agamanolis D, Wang H. A homozygous mutation in SAMHD 1 gene causes cerebral vasculopathy and early onset stroke. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science. 2011; 108:5372-7.
Vargus-Adams JN, Martin LK, Maignan SH, Klein AC, Salisbury S. The GMFM, PEDI, and CP-QOL and perspectives on functioning from children with CP, parents, and medical professionals. Journal of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine. 2011; 4:3-12.
Guo X, Xiang J, Mun-Bryce S, Bryce M, Huang S, Huo X, Wang Y, Rose D, Degrauw T, Gartner K, Song T, Schmit J, Vargus-Adams J. Aberrant high-gamma oscillations in the somatosensory cortex of children with cerebral palsy: A MEG study. Brain & Development. 2012; 34:576-83.
Vargus-Adams JN, Majnemer A. International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) as a framework for change: Revolutionizing rehabilitation. Journal of Child Neurology. 2014; 29:1030-1035.
Caroline T. Colvin, MSPT
Coordinator, Northern Kentucky, Division of Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy 859-344-4769 firstname.lastname@example.org
Kelly R. Greve, PT, DPT
Physical Therapist II, Division of Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy 513-636-4651 email@example.com
Kihmberly A. Hymore, MS, OTR/L
Occupational Therapist II, Aaron W. Perlman Center 513-636-4601 firstname.lastname@example.org
Carolyn A. Lehn, PT
Coordinator, Anderson and Eastgate, Division of Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy 513-636-6130 email@example.com
Elizabeth McCarty, OTR/L, ATP
Occupational Therapist, Aaron W. Perlman Center 513-636-4601 firstname.lastname@example.org
Jackie Rapose, MSSA, LISW-S
Social Worker II, Aaron W. Perlman Center 513-803-5238 email@example.com
Jennifer M. Schmit, PT, DPT, PhD
Physical Therapist III, Division of Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy 513-803-2922 firstname.lastname@example.org
Melinda Wendland, RD, LD
Registered Dietitian, Cerebral Palsy 513-636-4611 email@example.com
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