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IJHRS. 2019; 8(1): 31-38

Total Assessment- Reassessment& Evaluation using bioKinesiologic- Motor Development (TAREK- MD) approach: A case report and expertís opinion

Tarek M. El-gohary, PhD, OCS, Cert. MDT.

The purpose of the case report was to provide physical therapists and rehabilitation clinicians with expandable form of Total Assessment- Reassessment& Evaluation bioKinesiologic approach to include the motor development as well. The study subject was three years old child with the medical diagnosis of spastic diplegic cerebral palsy was thoroughly evaluated for the motor delay as well as the musculoskeletal disorders. Professor Doctor El- gohary who is originally created TAREK approach and as a board certified orthopedic clinical specialist in addition to being pediatric physical therapy consultant was in charge of expanding TAREK approach to address the motor development part as well. Results showed that addition of the motor development activities was easily administered along the basic TAREK approach without changing the logical steps of evaluation. It has been concluded that TAREK- MD is feasible but robust in availing systematic approach for addressing the motor development delay and the musculoskeletal disorders among children with long lasting and chronic SDCP. Further studies are needed to pinpoint strengths and weaknesses in widely adopting TAREK-MD approach among clinical rehabilitation specialist and pediatric physical therapists.

Key words: TAREK approach, case report, motor development, evaluation

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