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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
Developmental Orthopedics of the Trunk & Lower Extremity (New City, NY)
Developmental Orthopedics of the Trunk & Lower Extremity (New City, NY) @ Pediatric Physical & Occupational Therapy PLLC
Jul 28 all-day
This introductory program features an overview of the processes and principles that contribute to pediatric orthopedic development. These principles are applied to pathomechanics commonly observed in children with hypotonia, cerebral palsy, excessive foot pronation, and intoed gait. The content presented in this program is considered fundamental to any (future) discussion … Continue reading
LAB: Developmental Orthopedics – Assessment Skills Follow-Up (New City, NY)
LAB: Developmental Orthopedics – Assessment Skills Follow-Up (New City, NY) @ Pediatric Physical & Occupational Therapy, PLLC
Jul 29 all-day
Developmental Orthopedics – Assessment Skills Lab Session Lab participants will execute 14 musculoskeletal assessments on each other under supervision. These participants will complete the program by participating in a live case presentation in which they will be asked at random to execute an assessment procedure. New – Extra Benefit! Graduates … Continue reading
LAB: Certified TheraTogs Fitter Labs – Levels 1 & 2 (New City, NY)
LAB: Certified TheraTogs Fitter Labs – Levels 1 & 2 (New City, NY) @ Pediatric Physical & Occupational Therapy, PLLC
Jul 30 all-day
Certified Theratogs Fitter Labs – Levels I &II TheraTogs Application Skills and Certification Lab Attendees will be trained in – and experience – the use of TheraTogs garments and strapping strategies for enhancing postural alignment, postural control, and trunk muscle balance in procedures for enhancing hip stability and for the … Continue reading