• Brave New World: Integrating Pelvic Floor Function Into Clinical Practice for Children with Sensory and Motor Challenges

    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.

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

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

    30 Jan - 30 Jan 2018 @

    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.

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  • Reflexes, Reactions and Beyond: A Dynamic Systems Primer on Postural Control

    Reflexes, Reactions and Beyond: A Dynamic Systems Primer on Postural Control

    4 Mar - 4 Mar 2018 @ Bayshore Westin Hotel

    Development of postural control is the underpinning of all motor skills – it is crucial to efficient function. But many clinicians struggle with a clinical understanding of postural control and the role it plays in motor skill development. This one-day course will overview the current research literature on postural control as it informs our understanding for treatment of children with sensory and motor challenges.

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  • Intermediate Neuro-Developmental Treatment course

    Intermediate Neuro-Developmental Treatment course

    20 Apr - 23 Apr 2018 @ Kids Therapy Circle

    Instructors: Kim Barthel OTR, Shelley Mannell PT

    This 4-day course focuses on movement analysis and problem solving within the assessment and treatment process. The emphasis will be on the contribution of spinal alignment as it affects the specifics of postural control, as well as the dynamics of upper extremity function and functional mobility. There will be a combination of lecture, handling skill labs with participants and treatment practicums with clients.

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  • Function From The Inside Out: Sensory and Motor Processing for Postural Control

    Function From The Inside Out: Sensory and Motor Processing for Postural Control

    13 Sep - 14 Sep 2018 @ Children's Program Wascana Rehabilitation Centre

    Our understanding regarding the development of postural control is evolving with current advances in motor science research. This course provides an understanding of the developmental process of postural control as it underlies functional gross, fine and visual 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 primitive patterns to central stability will be explored, specifically addressing the relationship of the inner and outer core musculature, and their crucial contribution to anticipatory postural control.

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  • Dynamic Core for Kids Goes To School

    Dynamic Core for Kids Goes To School

    26 Oct - 26 Oct 2018 @ Rackers Centre

    An informational day for parents, teachers and therapy staff.

    More information coming soon!

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  • Dyanmic Core for Kids Part 1: Treating Core Stability in Children with Challenges

    Dyanmic Core for Kids Part 1: Treating Core Stability in Children with Challenges

    27 Oct - 28 Oct 2018 @ Rackers Centre

    Therapists document challenges with core stability in the majority of children who are experiencing motor challenges, regardless of diagnosis: Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Cerebral Palsy (CP), Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD), hypotonia, etc.  Join us for an exciting 2-day course that integrates current theory and practice in pediatric treatment with a systems approach that is anchored in a neuromuscular model of core recruitment, using breathing as an access point for all children. Practical application of the information will primarily address children over 2 years of age.