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Feb
7
Fri
Developmental Orthopedics of the Trunk & Lower Extremity (2-Day) @ Wasatch Presbyterian Church
Feb 7 – Feb 8 all-day

Sponsored by…


Professional Therapies, Salt Lake City, UT

This program features an overview of somatosensory function and development, the role of postural control in movement acquisition and physiologic adaptation, skeletal modeling mechanisms and influences, and ideal and pathomechanical features of orthopedic development of the trunk and lower extremity.

View the course description or download a copy for reference.

14.0 contact hours • 14.0 Approved CE course by UPTA • 14.0 Pending with ABCOP
LEVEL: Intermediate

 

Feb
21
Fri
Pediatric Trunk Posture – The Significance of Extension @ NAPA Center
Feb 21 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Sponsored by:

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

Course Description & Registration

Feb
22
Sat
Posture & Torso Alignment for Pediatric Neuromotor Training (CTF 1) @ NAPA Center
Feb 22 all-day

Sponsored by:

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Course Summary

This introductory program features a review of relevant pediatric orthopedic issues and sciences pursuant to neuromotor re-education for posture and torso alignment, including:

  • Skeletal modeling mechanisms and influences
  • The role of the somatosensory system in postural control acquisition and movement
  • Fundamentals of S.A. Sahrmann’s muscle balance theory
  • Practice-related skills acquisition

Attendees will validate their understanding of these principles and issues in the afternoon lab session, using the TheraTogs Posture & Torso Alignment system. Grouped in teams of three, attendees will be guided through a series of donning and strapping applications that demonstrate the biomechanical principles and management techniques reviewed in the morning session.

Instructor: Deborah Stack, PT DPT PCS

Full course description…

Feb
23
Sun
Pediatric In-toeing & Out-Toeing Management for Neuromotor Training (CTF 2) @ NAPA Center
Feb 23 all-day

Sponsored by:

Course Summary

This program builds upon the foundation laid in the Posture & Torso Alignment (CTF Level I) workshop. It features a brief review of pediatric orthopedic lower-extremity (LE) skeletal and joint development as it occurs in the transverse plane – i.e. medial and lateral joint rotation and medial and lateral long bone torsion – and in relation to deviations in foot progression angle (FPA) – i.e. in-toeing and out-toeing.

Lecture content includes these topics:

  • Transverse-plane (TP) LE skeletal and joint modeling events with rotation strapping precautions
  • A review of elements of postural control acquisition and maintenance that pertain to TP LE bone and joint development and alignment
  • An implementation of SA Sahrmann’s muscle balance theory in the context of the kinesiology of LE rotation strapping applications
  • A review of three musculoskeletal assessment procedures used to identify sources of deviations in FPA and to document changes in a replicable manner.

Instructor: Deborah Stack, PT, DPT, PCS

Full Course Description…

Mar
19
Thu
Developmental Orthopedics of the Trunk & Lower Extremity (2-Day) @ Brain & Spine Physiotherapy Clinic
Mar 19 – Mar 20 all-day
Developmental Orthopedics of the Trunk & Lower Extremity (2-Day) @ Brain & Spine Physiotherapy Clinic | Navan | County Meath | Ireland

Sponsored by…

Brain and Spine Physiotherapy Clinic-Children Services, Navan, County Meath, Ireland

This program features an overview of somatosensory function and development, the role of postural control in movement acquisition and physiologic adaptation, skeletal modeling mechanisms and influences, and ideal and pathomechanical features of orthopedic development of the trunk and lower extremity.

View the course description or download a copy for reference.

7.0 contact hours
LEVEL: Intermediate

 

Mar
21
Sat
LAB: Developmental Orthopedics – Assessment Skills Follow-Up (Ireland) @ Ardboyne Hotel
Mar 21 all-day

BevLab_160Developmental 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.

Prerequisites. This lab program is open only to clinicians who have completed the one-day or two-day versions of the seminar program entitled: Developmental Orthopedics of the Trunk & Lower Extremity.

Enrollment is limited to 15 participants. After 15 are registered, additional interested attendees may place themselves on a wait list. Enrollment status is determined on a first-come, first-served basis.

This is an intermediate-level course; prerequisite training is required as noted above, and pre-course review materials are issued.

Dress for Lab. Lab enrollees should come dressed to undergo LE assessments requiring skin marking and palpation of the greater trochanter and fibula head.

For more information. View a more complete description of the course here.

Apr
20
Mon
NEW DATES • Pediatric Foot & Ankle Deformity Management with Serial Casting @ The River Club
Apr 20 – Apr 25 all-day
NEW DATES • Pediatric Foot & Ankle Deformity Management with Serial Casting @ The River Club | Telluride | Colorado | United States

April 20 – 25, 2020

Instructor: Beverly Cusick, PT, MS, NDT, COF/BOC

A PRIVATE TUTORIAL FOR SIX IN SENSATIONAL TELLURIDE, COLORADO

Who Should Attend: Physical therapists, certified orthotists, physicians in physical medicine & rehabilitation, and pediatric orthopedists. (Sorry, no PTAs or ortho techs.)

Six days, six colleagues, world-renowned instructor, practice-changing content, hands-on labs… and a killer location at off-season rates. How could you miss it?

In a collegial living-room setting, Beverly (Billi) Cusick relates the role of postural alignment and control to developing foot alignment and function, equinus deformity development, and management strategies using tuned AFOs and casts. In lab sessions, participants assess the ankle and foot, optimize postural alignment and function from the foot up, and fabricate below-knee casts that support neuromotor training.

Go home with a solid introduction to pediatric foot & ankle development, normal and pathomechanical foot function, and novice-level skills in: a) assessing the foot and ankle; b) posting orthoses to optimize postural control and foot function; and c) fabricating 3 types of below-knee cast used progressively.

Bonus: You receive access to two pre-course webinars, a set of fully-referenced handout materials, and an assessment tool kit.

Double-Bonus: Get trained for TheraTogs Fitter Certification Level-I, Posture and Torso Alignment, at no additional cost (optional).

 Interested? Read More…

 

Apr
27
Mon
NEW DATES • Pediatric Foot & Ankle Deformity Management with Serial Casting @ The River Club
Apr 27 – May 2 all-day
NEW DATES • Pediatric Foot & Ankle Deformity Management with Serial Casting @ The River Club | Telluride | Colorado | United States

April 27 – May 2, 2020

Instructor: Beverly Cusick, PT, MS, NDT, COF/BOC

A PRIVATE TUTORIAL FOR SIX IN SENSATIONAL TELLURIDE, COLORADO

Who Should Attend: Physical therapists, certified orthotists, physicians in physical medicine & rehabilitation, and pediatric orthopedists. (Sorry, no PTAs or ortho techs.)

Six days, six colleagues, world-renowned instructor, practice-changing content, hands-on labs… and a killer location at off-season rates. How could you miss it?

In a collegial living-room setting, Beverly (Billi) Cusick relates the role of postural alignment and control to developing foot alignment and function, equinus deformity development, and management strategies using tuned AFOs and casts. In lab sessions, participants assess the ankle and foot, optimize postural alignment and function from the foot up, and fabricate below-knee casts that support neuromotor training.

Go home with a solid introduction to pediatric foot & ankle development, normal and pathomechanical foot function, and novice-level skills in: a) assessing the foot and ankle; b) posting orthoses to optimize postural control and foot function; and c) fabricating 3 types of below-knee cast used progressively.

Bonus: You receive access to two pre-course webinars, a set of fully-referenced handout materials, and an assessment tool kit.

Double-Bonus: Get trained for TheraTogs Fitter Certification Level-I, Posture and Torso Alignment, at no additional cost (optional).

 Interested? Read More…

 

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