Cusick Center for Learning has opened its doors!
You can now register for our 1st Live Webinar – The Golden Rule of Managing Pediatric Orthopedic and Motor Development, featuring Beverly (Billi) Cusick
An Open Letter to Caretakers and Therapists for Children with Diplegic CP
Progressive GaitWays president and founder Beverly (Billi) Cusick writes:
“I’ve seen hundreds of families of children with diplegia, in consultation sessions in which I routinely undertake an orthopedic assessment and evaluate postural control, movement strategies, and existing orthoses. Common denominators have emerged that appear to operate to contribute to common problems of contracture development and recurrence, and to diminishing movement skills so often seen with advancing age in children with diplegia.
“I’ve composed the attached letter for caretakers and therapists of children with diplegia to bring them together in their understanding of the sources of many common musculoskeletal problems, and of the fundamental skills and strategies that are needed for effective remediation.”
Clinicians are welcome to download and share this letter with their colleagues, clients, and prescribing physicians.
¡Ahora disponible en español! (Translated by Ursula Ivancic, Kinesióloga Fisiatra Neurorehabilitación Pediátrica Buenos Aires, Argentina
Calendar of Events
SOLD OUT. October 22-27, 2018
Instructor: Beverly Cusick, PT, MS, NDT, COF/BOC
A PRIVATE TUTORIAL FOR SIX IN SENSATIONAL TELLURIDE, COLORADO
Who Should Attend: Physical therapists, certified orthotists, physicians in physical medicine & rehabilitation, and pediatric orthopedists. (Sorry, no PTAs or ortho techs.)
Six days, six colleagues, world-renowned instructor, practice-changing content, hands-on labs… and a killer location at off-season rates. How could you miss it?
In a collegial living-room setting, Beverly (Billi) Cusick relates the role of postural alignment and control to developing foot alignment and function, equinus deformity development, and management strategies using tuned AFOs and casts. In lab sessions, participants assess the ankle and foot, optimize postural alignment and function from the foot up, and fabricate below-knee casts that support neuromotor training.
Go home with a solid introduction to pediatric foot & ankle development, normal and pathomechanical foot function, and novice-level skills in: a) assessing the foot and ankle; b) posting orthoses to optimize postural control and foot function; and c) fabricating 3 types of below-knee cast used progressively.
Bonus: You receive two training DVD’s, fully-referenced handout materials, and an assessment tool kit.
Double-Bonus: Get trained for TheraTogs Fitter Certification Level-I, Posture and Torso Alignment, at no additional cost (optional).