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The purpose of this case report is to explain the utilization and effectiveness of physical therapy interventions for improving gross motor abilities in a six-year-old boy diagnosed with Monosomy 18p.

Publication Date

Spring 2018


St. Augustine, FL


Chromosomes - Human - Pair 18, Chromosome Disorders, Monosomy, Child, Physical Therapy Modalities, Motor Skills


Physical Therapy


Presented at the Spring 2018 Research Day on the St. Augustine, FL, campus of the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences

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The Effectiveness of Physical Therapy Interventions for a Six-Year-Old Boy with Monosomy 18p



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