Cusick Center for Learning

Welcome to the new e-learning branch of Progressive GaitWays!

Responding to popular demand (and compelling survey results), we hereby launch the Cusick Center for Learning (CCL for short)!


Beverly "Billi" Cusick

I’m eager to begin this journey with you by sharing a fundamental key to boosting most of your pediatric therapy outcomes.- Beverly (Billi) Cusick, PT, MS, NDT, COF/BOC

The Cusick Center for Learning (CCL) is now open for business – offering you live interactive webinars and pre-recorded online courses to meet your continuing education needs, at your convenience and well within your CE budget. In early 2018 we sent out a survey to our customers and colleagues to better understand their continuing education needs.You have told us, in no uncertain terms, that you want 24/7 online access to Beverly Cusick’s world-class training and continuing education content. Cusick Center for Learning will also host in-person labs and hands-on training throughout the year to complement your online learning experience, just as you requestedWe are committed to providing top notch education to help you build your foundations, outcomes, and resources.

Webinar Courses

The “Golden Rule” of Managing Pediatric Orthopedic and Motor Development.

In this pre-recorded one-hour webinar, Ms. Cusick reviews in detail the key biomechanical and sensorimotor aspects of early postural control acquisition – the essential foundation for building competent limb use and movement skills. After introductory remarks, Ms. Cusick anchors these key elements and milestones in the clinical literature, and identifies typical and essential changes in postural control in prone and supine positions during development. She offers three video case studies of clients before and after therapeutic interventions which address their postural control deficits. Following a summary review of the key principles and milestones, the webinar presents a Q&A session based on questions asked during the initial live webinar. In conclusion, Ms. Cusick cites key clinicians who have significantly influenced her work, and details their contributions to the scientific foundations of the golden rule.

PLEASE NOTE:  You must complete Course #1 before attending Course #2.

In this hour-long program, the instructor 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.


Target audience/Level: 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.

Can I get continuing education (CEU) credits for this series? CEU approved for PTs and PTAs in California and state boards that recognize CEUs approved in other states (e.g. Maine). If  you have questinons, please email us at courses@gaitways.com.

 

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