School-based physical activity and fitness promotion

Susan B. Racette, W. Todd Cade, Laura R. Beckmann

Research output: Contribution to journalShort surveypeer-review

8 Scopus citations


〈LEAP〉 highlights the findings and application of Cochrane reviews and other evidence pertinent to the practice of physical therapy. The Cochrane Library is a respected source of reliable evidence related to health care. Cochrane systematic reviews explore the evidence for and against the effectiveness and appropriateness of interventions - medications, surgery, education, nutrition, exercise - and the evidence for and against the use of diagnostic tests for specific conditions. Cochrane reviews are designed to facilitate the decisions of clinicians, patients, and others in health care by providing a careful review and interpretation of research studies published in the scientific literature.1 Each article in this PTJ series summarizes a Cochrane review or other scientific evidence on a single topic and presents clinical scenarios based on real patients or programs to illustrate how the results of the review can be used to directly inform clinical decisions. This article focuses on a physical activity program for school children. How can a physical therapist use evidence to design a school-based physical activity program to improve student health and fitness?

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1214-1218
Number of pages5
JournalPhysical therapy
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 2010


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