It's The Little Things That Count: An Introduction to Dynamic Core for Kids and Application to Baby Treatment

30 Jan - 30 Jan 2018 @

It's The Little Things That Count: An Introduction to Dynamic Core for Kids and Application to Baby Treatment

1.5 hour webinar

Physiotherapy Association of BC

Treating babies requires an intimate knowledge of the components of postural control as the foundation for the development of all motor skills. The current literature regarding postural control in children with CP, DCD and ASD will reviewed. The anatomy and function of the inner core unit, its partnership with outer core muscles and its central role in the development of anticipatory postural control will be discussed using the Dynamic Core for Kids approach to treatment of central stability for children with sensory and motor deficits.The dynamic systems nature of postural control will be highlighted so the participant can make connections between the musculoskeletal, sensory and motor control systems as they combine to develop complex skills, and how the interdependence of the systems impacts function in babies.

Clinical applications:

1.Observe alignment with reference to the rib cage and pelvis and explain the implications for IAP and central stability.

2. Discuss alignment, its impact on breath mechanics and autonomic nervous system regulation.

3. Demonstrate the rib cage as a key point of control to facilitate a movement sequence in alignment that supports anticipatory postural control.

4. Illustrate how movement and breathing should be coordinated during treatment for babies to maximize anticipatory postural control.