Instructor: Beverly Cusick, PT, MS, NDT, COF/BOC
This FREE after-hours program details the scientific and clinical evidence which supports the well-known pediatric management principle: “proximal stability precedes distal mobility.”
Presenter Beverly Cusick (PT, MS, NDT, COF) describes the ideal sequence of neuromotor acquisition and resting postures, and documents the relationship of faulty trunk control to limb muscle contracture in children with diplegic CP. She explores a number of management strategies that include positioning and orthotic aids.
Finally, Ms. Cusick introduces the new , code-verified, TherAlign DragonFly™ TLSO System as an example of a modality that can effectively address postural management issues.
A light dinner is provided, starting at 5:00 pm; the lecture runs from 5:30 – 9:30. 4.0 contact hours; CEU credits approved for NJ physical therapists; CEU credits for PA physical therapists are pending.
Target Audience: Rehabilitation team members, including physical therapists, occupational therapists, physical medicine and rehabilitation physicians, and pediatric orthopedists.
Continuing professional education programs offered by Progressive GaitWays, LLC are available to all qualified physical therapists on a nondiscriminatory basis. Information provided should be used within scope of practice.