AOPA National Assembly @ Vancouver Convention Centre
Sep 26 @ 8:00 am – Sep 29 @ 5:00 pm

The National Assembly is scheduled to take place September 26-29, 2018 at the Vancouver Convention Center West, 1055 Canada Pl, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Beverly Cusick, PT, MS, COF is scheduled to present on Saturday, September 29th. Her presentation is entitled, “Shining a Light on the Role of Spasticity in Diplegic Cerebral Palsy”. Her presentation is scheduled to take place in two parts on Saturday, September 29.  Part 1 will be held from 10 AM – Noon and Part 2 from 1:00 – 3:00 PM

We hope to see you there! This will be our 1st time exhibiting. Please come by our booth, #324!

Click here for more information, American Orthotic Prosthetic Association.

LIVE Webinar: The “Golden Rule” of Managing Pediatric Orthopedic and Motor Development. @ Online Webinar
Oct 16 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Golden Rule of Managing Pediatric Orthopedic and Motor Development
Program #2: Expanding Postural Control into Movement

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

PLEASE NOTE: The LIVE Webinar is at 6:00p Mountain Standard Time

Target audience: Practicing clinicians and students of physical therapy, occupational therapy, orthotics, rehabilitation medicine, and orthopedics

Level: Intermediate. Clinicians are expected to know neuromusculoskeletal anatomy, kinesiology, and the components and functions of the nervous system as it relates to balance and movement.

Course description: 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.

Learning Objectives
By the end of the webinar, the participant will be able 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, in regards 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, in regards to prone positioning.
• Describe the derotational righting reflex.
• Name two 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.
• Describe suggest a strategy that would simplify the task of gaining stability and movement in quadruped position.

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