Posture and Torso Alignment for Pediatric Neuromotor Training
A Certified TheraTogs™ Fitter (CTF) Level I Course with Supporting Sciences & Strapping Strategies
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.
ProCert has awarded certification to Certified TheraTogs Fitter Level 1 (CTF 1).
Approval pending through FSBPT for Certified TheraTogs Fitter Level 2 (CTF 2).
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 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.