Classification in Cerebral Palsy & Neuro-Muscular Disorders: Hypertonia, Hypotonia, Ataxia, Dystonia & Athetosis.
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4-6 participants will receive a 5% discount.
7 or more participants will receive a 10% discount.
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We are in the midst of a running boom. With the popularity of running exploding so, too, has an epidemic of injury. The expectations to get your runners back out on the road, trails, or track can be stressful for the sports medicine team, not to mention the client. It is essential to be up-to-date on the clinically-relevant and evidence-based evaluation and treatment approaches for injured runners to maximize functional outcomes in a safe and timely manner.
Having practiced and perfected the techniques of FDN Level 1, practitioners are now experienced and skilled enough to cover musculature in more technical areas, including that of the thoracic spine and trunk, lumbar spine, cervical spine, hip, hand, foot, upper extremity, temporomandibular joint, and connective tissues.
Join us for a Train-the-Trainer session on the Early Feeding Skills Assessment (EFS) Tool. Effective feeding care starts with assessment of what the infant needs to be successful. Learn to use the EFS to effectively plan provide an infant-guided approach to feeding. Simultaneously learn to train others back home to use the EFS to strengthen your unit’s feeding care. Review current research, the role of experience, dynamic systems theory, and feeding outcomes after NICU.
Boost the early language outcomes of the children on your caseload. SPARK Communication™ is an intensive two-day Hanen training designed specifically for professionals who work with young children with language delays and their families.
This timely seminar will bring you essential information to problem-solve complex swallowing and feeding disorders. Correlating co-morbidities, clinical data, and the infant/child’s behaviors is at the heart of completing a good differential.
Evolution of physiology from infancy forward. Critical information for conducting and interpreting pediatric swallow studies and problem-solving at each juncture. Learn how to look beyond aspiration and appreciate the entire swallow pathway and its potential for compensations and maladaptations in relation to co-morbidities. Procedures in preparation for and during the study that are most common across the US. Recommendations and optional treatment modalities specific to pediatrics will be h
This course will expand on knowledge from the more basic pediatrics courses to help the physical therapist treat more complicated bowel and bladder difficulties in pediatric clients. It will discuss both evaluation and treated strategies for the more complicated pediatric bowel and bladder issues. It will also cover common bowel and bladder issues that occur in neurologically involved child.
Feeding difficulties in the NICU are common and can be challenging for even experienced therapists. Premature infants and medically fragile/sick newborns are unique from typically developing healthy newborns. An appreciation of their fragile and immature subsystems, maturation of these subsystems around feeding and swallowing, as well as our ability to impact these systems, are required to be a successful clinician serving this population. This two-day seminar will provide a strong foundatio
Many insurers are beginning to deny aquatic therapy for the pediatric client, in part because clinicians do not understand how to make the case for aquatics. Stop extolling the virtues of aquatic therapy for the pediatric client…without providing tangible evidence-based support. Leave this dynamic course understanding how, when, where, and under what circumstances to provide aquatic therapy…and how to justify that choice to the world. Don’t just understand the science, be ab
The KT4 Pediatric course is designed to provide advanced Kinesio Taping® techniques and problem-solving to physicians, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, massage therapists, athletic trainers, and other health professionals specializing in pediatrics. Kinesio Taping® is a method of treatment for musculoskeletal and Myofascial disorders. Kinesio Taping® can be used during physical activity and in conjunction with many therapeutic interventions. Attendees will re
This course is designed to provide physical, occupational and speech therapists specializing in pediatrics advanced taping techniques and clinical problem-solving skills. Attendees will review theory and basic taping, wrapping and strapping techniques, learn advanced and combination taping techniques, and develop clinical reasoning skills.
This dynamic evolving course will concentrate on progressive, effective treatment schemes for infants and young children with a diagnosis of torticollis, with or without plagiocephaly, including challenging cases. The course is designed to provide therapists with current research and recommendations pertaining to the implications of torticollis, sleep posture, and increased use of positional devices on infant postural and motor development.
More children than ever need early intervention and other services. nd, there are not enough available services. Therapists, early interventionists, parents, medical professionals, and others have seen a sharp rise in children with delayed and/or disordered feeding, speech, and mouth development. These include children with disabilities as well as many typically-born children who, for some reason, are not developing as expected.
This course will cover an overview of SMA, including clinical presentation, natural history of the disease, and the potential effects of new drug therapies for this population. In addition, the course will allow the participant to learn the standard outcomes used clinically in patients with SMA to measure motor function. The course will also educate the participant in administration and scoring of the assessments using video reviews and hands on practice.
This five-day workshop on gait and mobility for the pediatric client has been designed for pediatric therapists who were trained and successfully completed the Basic Pediatric NDT course at least one year prior to the start of this advanced, approved gait course. The emphasis is to promote continued analysis and problem-solving towards gait and function in vertical with children through young adults 21 years of age who present with neurological challenges.
Have you ever felt “at a loss” when treating a one-month-old or an infant whose chronological age hasn’t yet reached term? Have you ever assessed an infant born preterm and seen movement issues that weren’t reflected in the norm-referenced tests and checklists? In this course, you will learn how to assess and treat movement dysfunction in infants born preterm beginning at NICU discharge.
This three-day intermediate-level continuing education course further defines skills and knowledge learned in the foundational Pelvic Floor Level 1 course. Specific, advanced examination techniques such as pelvic muscle mapping and interventions, including downtraining of overactive muscles, is instructed.
Are some of your clients “self-directed” and/or “in their own world?” Are you dealing with reactive behaviors? Do you have difficulty getting “engagement making” a connection? Do you find play and motor skills limited and/or perseverative? Are you encountering self-stimulatory behaviors and not sure what they mean? Do your students just want to “watch”? Are you exhausted at the end of some sessions?
The Basic Certification course is open only to Physical Therapists. Other courses may be held for Physicians and Orthotists. Only Physical Therapists will be eligible for certification, Physical Therapist Assistants may attend with a physical therapist who is attending to be certified.
This program will introduce clinicians to the basic philosophy and treatment principles developed at the Institute of Elena Salva in Barcelona, Spain, over the last 45 years.