13 Sep - 14 Sep 2017 @ The Bethany Auditorium
Instructors: Kim Barthel OTR, Shelley Mannell PT
There are many different frames of reference that blend together to form a holistic approach to pediatric intervention. Combining and integrating theories assists in deepening the detective work necessary for problem- solving and development of an optimal individualized treatment plan.
3 Nov - 5 Nov 2017 @ Hospital for Sick Children
This 3-day course utilizes a hands-on clinical problem solving model. Typical motor development is presented within a systems perspective with the focus of study highlighting how musculoskeletal alignment contributes to postural control. The contribution of postural control as the foundation for the development of functional vision, upper extremity function, oral motor function and functional mobility is presented.[read more]
Brave New World: Integrating Pelvic Floor Function Into Clinical Practice for Children with Sensory and Motor Challenges
18 Nov - 18 Nov 2017 @ Duke Energy Convention Center
The concept of trunk and pelvic control as a foundation for functional movement has been widely discussed in children with neuromotor challenges. The term “core stability” has gained popularity in paediatrics, modelling the research and programming with adult populations. The pelvic floor is a key player on the core stability team, and conversely the rest of the team is critical to the function of the pelvic floor.[read more]