Dynamic Core for Kids Pelvic Health Edition Day 2 (in-person)

5 Oct - 5 Oct 2024 @ Michigan

Instructors: Shelley Mannell PT and Julie Wiebe DPT

Continence is a challenge for many of the families encountered by paediatric PTs and OTs. However, few rehabilitation professionals feel confident to address these needs, and lack relevant tools to address them in the context of the clinical setting. Standard behavioural and environmental interventions seem to fall short for neurodivergent children (and many neurotypical kids). In this 2-day hybrid course Shelley Mannell, PT and Julie Wiebe, PT will equip the paediatric professional with an updated and accessible framework that integrates the postural control, neuromuscular, and pressure systems that contribute to continence (its more than just a pelvic floor problem). Providers will gain relevant strategies that complement their existing skill set to address continence control issues alongside other treatment needs while honoring the unique circumstances of families and children with developmental, sensory, and motoric challenges. Clinical reasoning will be offered to support application across the continuum of needs for both neurodivergent and neurotypical children from birth to adulthood

Day 2 In-person Participants will have the opportunity to explore both functional, movement-based assessment tools, as well as, hands-on external assessment of diaphragm and pelvic floor function for application in appropriate cases. Assessment of abdominal wall integrity, the significance of congenital Diastasis Recti Abdominis on continence and balance as well as treatment options and treatment progression will be explored. (Attendance on Day One is a prerequisite to attendance on Day Two.)

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