Defying Gravity: Understanding and Treating Children with Hypotonia

Hypotonia is a common denominator for many children presently referred for Physical and Occupational Therapy.  This 2-day course focuses on the integration of different treatment approaches when providing services for children who display the clinical ...

Dynamic Core Across the Life Span

Instructors:  Shelley Mannell,  Julie Wiebe Many populations experience difficulties achieving central stability within movement, function and fitness. Current evidence supports a model that trains a synergistic coordination of all of the components o...

Baby Treatment: It's The Little Things That Count

This 3 day course focuses on the assessment and treatment of motor delay in babies from birth to 2 years of age. Day 1 examines typical and atypical development from a systems perspective, observational assessment of typical and atypical postural control...

Building Blocks of Early Intervention

Instructors: Shelley Mannell PT, Kim Barthel OT This 3 day course highlights the developing systems in children from birth to one year and how disruption in any one of these systems can impact the babies’ ability to interact with the world. Day 1...

Clinical Problem Solving: Where Do I Start?

This course adopts a more in-depth problem solving approach. We introduce a clinical problem solving model which includes identifying the primary problems, deciding where to start and which treatment technique to use, as well as documenting progress....

Dynamic Core For Kids Part 1

Instructors: Shelley Mannell, Julie Wiebe Therapists document challenges with Core with the majority of their clients who are experiencing motor challenges, regardless of diagnosis: ASD, CP, DCD, hypotonia. Join us for a dynamic 2 day workshop that...

Dynamic Core for Kids Part 2

Instructors: Shelley Mannell PT, Julie Wiebe The second in the series, Dynamic Core for Kids 2 provides the opportunity to gain an increased level of mastery with assessment and treatment planning for children with a variety of motor challenges. Day...

Essentials of Baby Treatment: Combining Dynamic Core and NDT

Treating babies requires many skill sets.  This 3 day course focuses on the development of motor skills in children from birth to one year.   The anatomy and function of the inner core unit, its partnership with outer core muscles and central role in...

Function From The Inside Out

Our understanding regarding the development of postural control is evolving with current advances in motor science research.  This 2-day course provides an understanding of the developmental process of postural control as it underlies gross and fine motor skills.   Within the framework of postural control, participants will study the initial contribution of visual and vestibular sensory processing involved in primitive movement patterns (=reflexes).  The progression from.. 

Introduction to Neuro-Developmental Treatment and Intermediate Neuro-Developmental Treatment

Introduction to NDT: This 3-day course utilizes a hands-on problem solving model. Typical motor development is presented within a systems perspective with the focus of study highlighting how musculoskeletal alignment contributes to the development...