JIA kids master fundamental movement skills

Children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis are just as skilled at sprinting, jumping, kicking, catching and throwing as their healthy peers, an Australian study finds, although they are still less physically active.

The finding is important because it has previously been assumed that low levels of physical activity in JIA are related to poorer fundamental motor skills, say researchers from the Sydney Children’s Hospital Network.

Their study of 28 children with JIA and healthy controls shows this is not the