Pediatric Trunk Posture – The Significance of Extension

When:
May 6, 2017 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
2017-05-06T18:00:00-04:00
2017-05-06T20:00:00-04:00
Where:
Franklin Pierce University - PT Department
670 N Commercial St #301
Manchester, NH 03101
USA
Cost:
Free
Contact:
NH APTA c/o Leahy Management Groups
860-246-4414

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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 5:30 pm; the lecture runs from 6:00 – 8:00 pm. 2.0 contact hours; CEU credits for NH physical therapists are pending.

Target Audience: Rehabilitation team members, including physical therapists, occupational therapists, physical medicine and rehabilitation physicians, and pediatric orthopedists.

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