Foundation For Function: A Contemporary Approach to Assessment and Treatment of Postural Control
22 Sep - 23 Sep 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.[read more...]
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.
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).[read more...]