Target Audience: Rehabilitation team members, including physical therapists, occupational therapists, orthotists, physical medicine and rehabilitation physicians, and pediatric orthopedists.
Course Description: This after-hours program details the scientific and clinical evidence which supports the well-known pediatric management principle: “proximal stability precedes distal mobility.”
The instructor 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, the instructor introduces the new, code-verified, TherAlign DragonFly™ TLSO System as an example of a modality that can effectively address postural management issues.
The lecture runs from 6:30 – 8:30 pm. 2.0 contact hours; CEU credits are pending.
Instructor: Deborah Stack, PT DPT PCS