Golden Rule Program 2: Expanding Postural Control into Movement

It’s very difficult to get clear, concise information regarding infant motor development and I really appreciate the quality of information as well as the convenience of the presentation type. Billi is a wealth of knowledge which she shares in a clear, concise and clinically applicable way. The webinar feels intimate and allows interaction at the end through questions and comments in real time. The webinar allows learning in 1 hours chunks of time, with the opportunity to watch again for the week that follows. The handout follows the slides exactly and can be downloaded ahead of time to maximize learning.

– Attendee, Program 2 Live Webinar

This webinar is the second program in the series: The “Golden Rule” of Managing Pediatric Orthopedic and Motor Development – a compilation of programs by instructor Beverly (Billi) Cusick, PT MS NDT COF CTT. This session and Program 1: Acquisition of Postural Control in Infants are prerequisites for the full multi-part series, which will be released over the course of 2019 and 2020.

Registration & Fee

The standard registration fee is $45.00. For a limited time, we’re offering special introductory pricing of $39.00 for this webinar. 

Remember, Program 1: Acquisition of Postural Control in Infants is a required pre-requisite for Program 2.


In this pre-recorded one-hour webinar, Ms. Cusick discusses the biomechanical and somatosensory aspects of the developing infant’s progress after stabilizing the body center of mass in prone and supine positions. In this next phase of early movement acquisition, lying leads to rolling and body weight is displaced in the frontal plane and elevated off the surface into quadruped position. The instructor’s golden rule is applied in suggested biomechanical and somatosensory strategies for remediating deficits.

Golden Rule #2: Course Description (PDF)

Course Objectives

At the end of the webinar, the participant will take an online test demonstrating her/his ability to:

  • Compare the location of the body center of mass (COM) in an infant to that of an adult.
  • Explain the effect of a face-side shift of the head on reaching ability, relative to prone positioning.
  • Compare the influence of a face-side weight shift and a skull-side weight shift on hip extension range of motion on the loaded side, relative to prone positioning.
  • Compare the influence of a face-side weight shift and a skull-side weight shift on weight loading on the pelvis, relative to prone positioning.
  • Describe the derotational righting reflex.
  • Name two movement requirements for completing a roll from side-lying with all limbs flexed into prone position.
  • Describe two strategies for moving from prone lying into the quadruped (i.e. hands and knees) position.
  • List four benefits of rocking forward and backward in quadruped position.
  • Suggest 2 strategies that would simplify the task of gaining stability and movement in quadruped position for a child who has difficulty loading the limbs.

Target Audience

We invite all practicing clinicians and students of physical therapy, occupational therapy, orthotics, rehabilitation medicine, and orthopedics to join us! The content level is Intermediate: attendees are expected to know neuromusculoskeletal anatomy, kinesiology, and the components and functions of the nervous system as it relates to balance and movement.


This course is approved for continuing education units for PTs and PTAs in California, and for PT’s whose state licensing boards recognize CEUs approved in other states (e.g. Maine). Additional CEU approval applications are in process. If you have questions, please email us at

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