Events

Jan
27
Sat
Certified TheraTogs Fitter Level 1 Course @ Neurogen Brain and Spine Institute
Jan 27 all-day

Posture & Torso Alignment – CTF 1

Posture & Torso Alignment for Pediatric Neuromotor Training
• Certified TheraTogs Fitter (CTF) Level I

Instructor- Dr. Rohan Wale

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.

Attendees are under no obligation to use the TheraTogs or Dragonfly orthotic systems in the care and treatment of clients.  Attendees who successfully complete the on-site practicum exam with a passing score (50 out of 58) on the lab skills in order to receive a Certified TheraTogs Fitter (CTF) Level I credential,  and may then attend the Level II workshop.

Course Objectives

Seminar participants are expected to be able to:

  • Name 5 physical/physiological systems that undergo adaptation to a “history of use” – example, skeleton.
  • Explain the “gold” in the “Golden Age” of skeletal modeling.
  • Describe somatosensory input and relate it to postural control acquisition and maintenance. Demonstrate your understanding of postural control acquisition and maintenance during lab, using one or more TheraTogs applications appropriate to postural control.
  • Explain the role of righting reactions in daily function. Demonstrate your understanding of the role of righting reactions in daily function during lab, using one or more TheraTogs applications appropriate to righting reactions.
  • Relate postural alignment to muscle recruitment strategies needed for upright maintenance. Demonstrate your understanding of postural alignment and its relation to muscle recruitment strategies during lab, using one or more TheraTogs applications appropriate to postural alignment and a variety of muscle recruitment strategies.
  • Discuss the role of practice in sensory-motor learning. Demonstrate your understanding of the role of practice in functioning alignment during lab, using one or more TheraTogs applications appropriate to sensory-motor learning.
  • Relate postural control acquisition to limb use for function. Demonstrate your understanding of the role of postural control acquisition as it relates to limb use during lab, using one or more TheraTogs applications appropriate to postural control.
  • Discuss the sequential acquisition of core antigravity muscle function, muscle balance, and the influence of body weight distribution on muscle recruitment. Demonstrate your understanding of the core antigravity muscle function, muscle balance, and the influence of body weight distribution on muscle recruitment during lab, using one or more TheraTogs applications appropriate to influencing muscle function, muscle balance, and weight distribution.
  • Relate postural alignment and foot position to body weight distribution on the feet.
  • Describe normal (ideal) weight distribution on the foot segments in standing position in preschoolers and adults. Demonstrate your understanding of normal weight distribution in standing during lab, using one or more TheraTogs applications appropriate to influencing weight distribution.
  • Name the principles of motor learning as they relate to CNS maturation, interest in environment, opportunity, practice, and cortical mapping.

Disclosure Statement: Beverly Cusick, PT, MS, NDT, COF, the author and principal owner of this training has equity ownership in Progressive Gaitways LLC and TheraTogs Inc. which develops and sells products related to the training being offered.

Jan
29
Mon
TheraTogs @ Table 38 – Hanger Education Fair, Las Vegas @ Rio All-Suites Hotel and Casino
Jan 29 – Feb 2 all-day

Hanger’s Education Fair and National Business Meeting is the premiere event for the largest orthotic and prosthetic company in the world. Hanger Education Fair attendees are mostly comprised of Hanger clinicians looking for the latest products and solutions to optimize their patient care and practice.

Feb
14
Wed
Billi Cusick speaks at AAOP Meeting & Scientific Symposium – New Orleans @ Hyatt Regency New Orleans
Feb 14 – Feb 17 all-day

Organized Session: Understanding Spasticity

Beverly Cusick, PT, MS, NDT, COF

In children born prematurely and those with diplegic cerebral palsy (CP), findings obtained with diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) are challenging the accuracy of the definition of CP as “a motor disorder caused by a static lesion to the motor cortex resulting in spasticity,” and so, the appropriateness treatment strategies that target spasticity. In this program, the instructor discusses research on spasticity and “spasticity reduction” interventions aimed at deformities and gait pathology in children with CP. She invites participants to consider the significance of deficits in—and orthotic management strategies that optimize – functioning body and joint alignment and postural control.

Mar
10
Sat
Posture and Torso Alignment for Pediatric Neuromotor Training @ Enable Space, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Mar 10 @ 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

Posture and Torso Alignment for Pediatric Neuromotor Training

A Certified TheraTogs™ Fitter (CTF) Level I Course with Supporting Sciences & Strapping Strategies – Sponsored by FisioVital of Brazil

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.

Attendees who successfully complete the on-site practicum exam will receive a Certified TheraTogs Fitter (CTF) Level I credential, and are qualified to attend the Level II workshop on the following day.

Mar
11
Sun
Pediatric In-toeing & Out-toeing Management for Neuromotor Training @ Enable Space, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Mar 11 @ 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Pediatric In-toeing & Out-toeing Management for Neuromotor Training @ Enable Space, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil | Rio de Janeiro | Brazil

A Certified TheraTogs™ Fitter (CTF) Level II Course with Supporting Sciences & Strapping Strategies

This program builds upon the foundation of the PTA CTF Level I Course. 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 details

Apr
14
Sat
Lecture Brasil CTF 1 and 2 – Goiânia (Certified TheraTogs Fitter 1 & 2 – Brazil) @ Acadêmicos e Profissionais de Fisioterapia
Apr 14 – Apr 15 all-day
Descritivo CTF 1  Este programa apresenta uma revisão das questões ortopédicas pediátricas na ciência que suportam o uso do TheraTogs na reeducação neuromotora, incluindo:
Tópicos abordados: 
– Influências e mecanismos de modelagem esquelética.
– Papel do sistema somatosensorial na aquisição do controle postural e dos movimentos.
– Fundamentos da teoria de equilíbrio muscular de Sahrmann.
– Aquisição de habilidades relacionadas a prática.
CTF 2 – Treinamento em Gerenciamento Neuromotor Pediátrico dos Pés (In-toeing & Out-Toeing)
Descritivo CTF 2 – Este programa foi desenvolvido sobre as bases estabelecidas no Treinamento Postura & Alinhamento do Tronco (CTF nível I). Ele considera uma breve revisão Ortopédico-Pediátrica do desenvolvimento do esqueleto e articulações das extremidades inferiores (LE): como ele acontece no plano transversal – rotação medial e lateral das articulações e torção medial e lateral dos ossos longos – em relação aos desvios progressivos dos ângulos dos pés (FPA) – por exemplo pés virados para dentro e para fora.
 
Tópicos abordados: 
– Aprofundamento em modelagem esquelética no plano transverso de membros inferiores.
– Precauções sobre enfaixamento em rotação.
– Revisão da aquisição do controle postural na influência e no alinhamento de membros inferiores.
– Implementação da teoria de Sahrmann no contexto na cinesiologia dos enfaixamentos de rotação de membros inferiores.
– Revisão de avaliação músculo esquelética para identificar desvios no ângulo de progressão dos pés.
Jun
9
Sat
CTF 1 & 2 @ Juiz de Fora
Jun 9 @ 8:30 am – Jun 10 @ 5:30 pm
Descritivo CTF 1  Este programa apresenta uma revisão das questões ortopédicas pediátricas na ciência que suportam o uso do TheraTogs na reeducação neuromotora, incluindo:
Tópicos abordados: 
– Influências e mecanismos de modelagem esquelética.
– Papel do sistema somatosensorial na aquisição do controle postural e dos movimentos.
– Fundamentos da teoria de equilíbrio muscular de Sahrmann.
– Aquisição de habilidades relacionadas a prática.
CTF 2 – Treinamento em Gerenciamento Neuromotor Pediátrico dos Pés (In-toeing & Out-Toeing)
Descritivo CTF 2 – Este programa foi desenvolvido sobre as bases estabelecidas no Treinamento Postura & Alinhamento do Tronco (CTF nível I). Ele considera uma breve revisão Ortopédico-Pediátrica do desenvolvimento do esqueleto e articulações das extremidades inferiores (LE): como ele acontece no plano transversal – rotação medial e lateral das articulações e torção medial e lateral dos ossos longos – em relação aos desvios progressivos dos ângulos dos pés (FPA) – por exemplo pés virados para dentro e para fora.
 
Tópicos abordados: 
– Aprofundamento em modelagem esquelética no plano transverso de membros inferiores.
– Precauções sobre enfaixamento em rotação.
– Revisão da aquisição do controle postural na influência e no alinhamento de membros inferiores.
– Implementação da teoria de Sahrmann no contexto na cinesiologia dos enfaixamentos de rotação de membros inferiores.
– Revisão de avaliação músculo esquelética para identificar desvios no ângulo de progressão dos pés.

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