• Developmental Foundations: Understanding Emotional Regulation

    29 Sep - 29 Sep 2022 @ University of Michigan Flint

    The nature of the paediatric rehabilitation caseload has changed in the last decade. Many clients now present for Physical Therapy with sensory processing and emotional self-regulation challenges as well as postural control and gross motor deficits. The research is documenting the inter-relationship between sensory processing, self-regulation and postural control. Furthermore, it is recognized that emotional…

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  • Defying Gravity: Understanding and treating the child with low tone

    15 Oct - 16 Oct 2022 @ PABC

    Differing degrees of hypotonia is a common denominator for many children presently referred for Physical and Occupational Therapy. In this 2-day course we will explore the neurobiology of postural tone with emphasis on research regarding the vestibular and proprioceptive systems and the contributions of the cerebellum. The search for central stability and motor development for…

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

    28 Oct - 29 Oct 2022 @ 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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  • Dynamic Relationships in Postural Control for School Based Practice

    23 Jan - 23 Jan 2023 @ Online Therapeutic Services Inc

    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

    13 Mar - 13 Mar 2023 @ Online Therapeutic Services Inc

    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 anxiety in children and explores the connections between anxiety, emotional regulation and postural control.

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  • Dynamic Core For Kids Part 1

    27 May - 28 May 2023 @ Playful Strides Inc

    Save the Date! Dynamic Core for Kids Part 1 will be live in Milton ON in May 2023. Stay tuned for registration information coming in September!      

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  • Dynamic Core for Kids Goes To School

    29 May - 29 May 2023 @ Playful Strides Inc

    Save the date! Dynamic Core for Kids Goes To School is a live one-day workshop in Milton for parents, teachers and consulting therapists. Spend the day discussing core stability and its relationship to breathing, posture, emotional regulation, sensory processing and attention. Stay tuned for more registration information in September!

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