• It's All Connected: Dynamic Relationships in Postural Control

    15 Nov - 16 Nov 2019 @ Hyatt Regency Bethesda

    STAR INSTITUTE ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM: Strategies, Science and Success

    Therapists have always considered postural control as foundational for the development of functional motor skills. However, recent use of a dynamic  systems model has led us to discuss the fluidity of the components of postural control as integral to the creation of function.

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  • Defying Gravity: Understanding and Treating Children with Low Tone

    30 Mar - 31 Mar 2020 @ Community Options

    Differing degrees of hypotonia is a common denominator for many children presently referred for Physical and Occupational Therapy. In this 2-day course the neurobiology of postural tone will be explored with emphasis on research regarding the vestibular system and the contributions of gravity. The search for stability and motor development for children with low tone will serve as a basis for understanding the challenges that life presents to such a child. 

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  • Dynamic Core for Kids Part One: Treating Core Stability in Children with Challenges

    25 Apr - 26 Apr 2020 @ Sandford Medical Centre Fargo

    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, and more. 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.

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  • Dynamic Core for Kids Part Two: Stability In Action

    30 May - 31 May 2020 @ Nanaimo Child Development Centre

    In Dynamic Core for Kids Part One therapists were introduced to the assessment of the anticipatory core and intervention strategies for children with challenges. Dynamic Core for Kids Part Two provides the opportunity to gain an increased level of mastery with assessment and treatment planning for children with a variety of motor and sensory challenges. 

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  • Defying Gravity: Understanding and Treating Children with Low Tone

    12 Sep - 13 Sep 2020 @ PABC

    Differing degrees of hypotonia is a common denominator for many children presently referred for Physical and Occupational Therapy. In this 2-day course the neurobiology of postural tone will be explored with emphasis on research regarding the vestibular system and the contributions of gravity. The search for stability and motor development for children with low tone will serve as a basis for understanding the challenges that life presents to such a child. 

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