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.
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).