This event is hosted by Royal Orthotics of Concord, NC – “Where family matters.”
REGISTRATION CLOSES ON MAY 10th
This two-hour program details the scientific and clinical evidence which supports the well-known pediatric management principle: “proximal stability precedes distal mobility.”
Course instructor Deborah Stack, PT, DPT, PCS 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 discusses sensory, biomechanical, kinesiological, and neuromotor aspects of both normal and compromised development of trunk alignment and control. She describes the influence of postural alignment and control on movement acquisition and skills, and offers suggestions for science-based orthotic intervention.
Finally, Ms. Stack introduces the new code-verified TherAlign DragonFly™ TLSO System as an example of a modality that can effectively address postural management issues.
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.
LIVE WEBINAR: A Review of Operating Processes with Implications for Management
TheraTogs inventor Beverly Cusick, PT MS NDT COF brings her foundational 2-day Developmental Orthopedics course to the webinar format!
Offered in partnership with Footprints Physical Therapy, this LIVE webinar will deepen your knowledge of developmental norms, influences, and biomechanics – complete with video examples, a hefty handout, and copious references. Download the brochure for more information, or register via the link above.