• Creating Connections: Introduction to Neuro-Developmental Treatment and Dynamic Core for Kids

    1 Oct - 3 Oct 2023 @ TorontoKidsPhysioGroup Leaside

    This three-day, live course offers an introduction to Neuro-Developmental Treatment using a Dynamic Core for Kids framework regarding alignment and central stability.
    Typical motor development is presented within a systems perspective with the focus of study highlighting how musculoskeletal alignment contributes to the development of upper extremity function, oral motor function, phonation and functional mobility. The systems framework also assists when conceptualizing the development of children with sensory and motor challenges and how these challenges impact alignment, emotional regulation, sensory processing and motor control.

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  • Foundation For Function: A Contemporary Approach to Assessment and Treatment of Postural Control

    13 Oct - 14 Oct 2023 @ Montreal

    Postural control is widely accepted as the foundation for all functional motor skills; gross motor, fine motor and oral motor as well as phonation and articulation. However few therapists feel mastery in understanding the interconnections, assessment, clinical reasoning skills of treatment and development of home program strategies to address the various components of this complex phenomenon.

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  • Advanced Dynamic Core for Kids: Pelvic Health Edition

    4 Nov - 11 Nov 2023 @ Variety Village

    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).

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  • Dynamic Relationships in Postural Control for School Based Practice

    24 Jan - 24 Jan 2024 @ Live online

    Children with sensory and motor challenges experience difficulties with postural control which impact their ability to organize their bodies in space. As such, postural control forms the foundation for participation in school but creates a barrier for children with challenges. However previous models of postural control were based on our knowledge at the time but their information and application in both motor and sensory realms are incomplete based on current research and knowledge.

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  • Waiting To Exhale:Optimizing the Diaphragm to Support Emotional Regulation, Anxiety and Postural Control

    18 Mar - 18 Mar 2024 @ Live online

    The nature of the pediatric rehabilitation caseload has changed in the last decade. Many clients present with sensory processing and emotional regulation challenges as well as postural control and motor deficits. The research is informing us about the inter-relationship between these phenomena and we recognize that emotional regulation is the foundation for learning any new skill. This one-day course delves into emotional regulation in children and explores the connections between emotional regulation, anxiety and postural control.

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  • Dynamic Core for Kids Goes To School Part 1 and Clinical Application Day (online)

    18 Oct - 19 Oct 2024 @ Society of Alberta Occupational Therapists

    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 DCD, hypotonia. Join us for an exciting live 2-day course that integrates current theory and practice in paediatric treatment with a systems approach that is anchored in a neuromuscular model of core recruitment.

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