This course will address utilizing current NDT intervention strategies for the pediatric client aged 0-18 with neuromotor challenges (ex CP, Down Syndrome, TBI and other syndromes). Information presented will address using the ICF for assessment/evaluation while practicing intervention strategies for improvements towards function. Participants will be assisted to improve their observational and direct handling skills with analysis and problem solving using NDT techniques.
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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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This continuing education course is a three-day seminar designed to provide a thorough introduction to female pelvic floor function, dysfunction and treatment interventions.
The food we eat impacts every system of the body and nourishment status directly relates to our overall health picture affecting a multitude of conditions treated in pelvic rehabilitation.
This two-day advanced course will provide the clinician with the most recent evidence-based practice guidelines when treating overhead athletes from youth to adult. With an increase in early sport specialization, this course will highlight the risks and benefits of early sport specialization in pediatrics and how care differs from the skeletally mature adult.
For many diagnosed with ADHD, medication is not the best approach as it could be accompanied by side effects and cause concern with long-term use... that’s where caring professionals like yourself step in to offer alternative solutions to help your clients improve their everyday lives.
This course delves into one of the most basic, but also one of most complex, human reflexes: swallowing – and how atypical or dysfunctional swallowing can significantly impact other basic human activities such as drinking, eating and speaking – and overall quality of life.
This two day course will cover pelvic floor issues for the child from birth through adolescence. Normal development of the bowel and bladder will be discussed as well as neurological control of bowel and bladder. Participants will also learn the typical physiotherapy treatment techniques for pediatric pelvic floor patients. Basic principles of biofeedback will be discussed as well as the applications of biofeedback for treating the pediatric population. Labs will consist of biofeedback t
This one-day, combined concepts course will give you new techniques that can be used immediately with numerous “take home” tips and pearls. It will include significant demonstration, lab and video evidence to present the concept of “Treating without Pain”.
This introductory-intermediate level course will focus on therapeutic intervention programs in the NICU that are evidenced-based and will provide neonatal therapists with tools, strategies, and enhanced critical problemsolving skills. The course will provide a case- based approach to the challenges seen in special populations: the very low birthweight infant, NAS, and the long-term NICU infant. Critical problems will be the emphasis. Small baby teams will be discussed.
This one-day, combined concepts course will teach new techniques that can be used to treat pain conditions in the upper extremity. Includes extensive demonstrations, lab and video evidence to present the concept of muscle imbalance and alignment. Focus on the agonist/antagonist muscle relationship, joint kinematics with movement as well as compensation movement patterns. Learn to recognize which muscles are “under functioning “and which are “over functioning”.
The KT3 course combines the Kinesio Taping Method foundational concepts of KT1&KT2 with advanced clinical concepts. The course provides lab time for attendees to practice their skills on the new concepts through a variety of clinical applications. The KT3 course is designed to allow the Certified Kinesio Taping Instructor (CKTI) to cater specific clinical applications to address specific professions.
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.
The KT4 Neurological course builds on and expands techniques learned in the KT1, KT2, and KT3 courses. This course addresses variations in nervous system status. The attendees will develop treatment strategies and practice extensive Kinesio Taping techniques to address a wide variety of issues encountered when treating patients with neurological diseases. Some examples include: CVA, CP, ALS, MD, MS, and TBI.
Woman can benefit from aquatic therapy at so many points in their lives. This class is designed to address the unique rehab needs of the female client and why water often works better to tackle these needs.
Students will learn innovative aquatic interventions for:
It is estimated that up to 15% of children are labeled with emotional and behavior disorders, exhibiting problem behaviors that interfere with learning, relationships, and participation in daily activities. Many of these children have received multiple diagnoses such as autism, ADHD, ODD and sensory issues. Some of these children are simply labeled as “bad” and left to fall through the cracks.
This course is a two-day advanced hands-on seminar focusing on effective identification and management of physical symptom sequella that may arise following a concussion or mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). Through this course, participants can expect to further advance their knowledge of the complexities of the vestibular system and understand why knowledge of this system is paramount to the successful management of this diagnosis.
This is a two-day seminar emphasizing interpretation of basic science knowledge toward the development of clinical skills needed for differential evaluation and effective treatment of spinal dysfunction. General principles of functional anatomy, tissue and joint biomechanics, pathology and treatments are applied to clinical examination and treatment. Includes instruction and techniques of evaluating structure, active movements and palpation for condition, position and mobility of the spine.
This two-day course is designed to help medical professionals gain basic knowledge of Pilates theory and principles and be able to integrate it into their rehabilitation programs. The core stabilizing muscles will be reviewed, as well as how core stabilization is important to functional activities and activities of daily living. The lab portion will be devoted to learning, properly executing, and cueing Pilates mat exercises.
A new version of the Assisting Hand Assessment (AHA) has been developed for young children with unilateral cerebral palsy (CP) aged 8-18 months called the Mini-Assisting Hand Assessment (Mini-AHA). Like the AHA, the Mini-AHA involves a video-recorded play session using carefully selected toys that provoke bimanual hand use. Twenty object related actions of the affected hand are then scored on a 4 point rating scale.
The treatment of upper extremity pediatric conditions can be complex and challenging for therapists. Analyzing these conditions requires a good knowledge of development, anatomy and biomechanics to understand the underlying problems.