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

25 Apr - 26 Apr 2020 @ Sanford 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.

Day 1 will introduce clinicians to an integrative model that uses diaphragm and breathing mechanics as an access point for core stability for children. This provides an attainable and accessible starting point to impact multiple systems that are intertwined with core stability: alignment, postural control, balance, sensory processing and emotional self-regulation as well as functional gross and fine motor skills. A specific assessment model of the alignment, which is crucial to the function of the core, is explained.  Participants will also learn the practical skills addressing identification of the proper activation of each of the deep core components (Diaphragm, TA, Pelvic Floor). On Day 2 participants will learn to implement “Core Strategy” techniques in treatment and functional activities that have immediate application to a variety clinical situations (direct treatment, school and home programmes) in their clients, ages 2 years and older. Case presentations will address how to develop Core Strategy in clients of differing ages (preschoolers, school age and teens) and diagnoses. Participants will also discuss how to integrate Core Strategy techniques with Neuro-Developmental handling skills, sensory processing intervention and sensory integration to support a greater range of clients.

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