Live Webinar for Therapists. Complete both sessions for 11.5 Contact Hours (1.15 CEUs)
June 6 and 7, 2024
9:40 am EST • 8:40 am CST • 7:40 am MST • 6:40 am PST (US)
Registration includes access to both sessions and all handouts. Please download the above brochure for full schedule.
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We hear about ‘the core’ all of the time, but it is so much more than just the abdominals! Treating children, whether they are high functioning or have more complex issues, requires a thorough understanding of the muscles that provide core stability. These core muscles are a large part of postural control and function, respiration, and even gastrointestinal issues. An evidence-based, multi-system approach is taken to examine and devise effective intervention strategies that are immediately applicable to a variety of pediatric populations. Upon the conclusion of this course participants will have an in depth knowledge of the muscles of the core and how to mobilize and activate them while incorporating their use into functional skills. Come to class dressed to feel and move as we work on these concepts!
- Identify the four key muscle groups of the deep core and their contribution to stability
- Identify four additional muscle groups that work with the deep core muscles to support movement and function
- Analyze the development of core stability & postural control using the case or video provided
- Choose a treatment strategy that incorporates current research findings and addresses the child’s functional goals
- Determine two areas of tightness or weakness (using a multi-system approach in examination) and how this impacts posture, movement and function in provided case studies
- Apply what three of the most current research articles say about core stability in children with diagnoses such as Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD), Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Down Syndrome, and Cerebral Palsy (CP)
- Choose two effective interventions to address the system-based impairments that impact core stability and function using the case study provided
- Integrate the strategies for postural control, movement and function into a treatment plan using the case study provided
This course is designed for PTs, OTs and SLPs working in the areas of pediatrics, neurology, early
intervention and school based practice.
Suzanne Davis Bombria, PT, C/NDT is an internationally recognized clinician, speaker & consultant. She is one of the investigators in the RCT project titled “Multi-modal intervention for children with cerebral palsy” and is versed in research. Currently residing in CT, Ms. Davis Bombria applies evidence-based practice with babies and children of all ages, specializing in intensive therapy as well as ongoing intervention. She enjoys teaching therapists around the world and is dedicated to providing insight into contemporary NDT. Ms. Davis Bombria is a Pediatric Coordinator-Instructor and Advanced Course Instructor for the NDTA (TM). Her passion for her work as a pediatric therapist, instructor and mother of a son with cerebral palsy, along with her easy presentation style, provide the theoretical and practical solutions all therapists can apply to their patient population.
Suzanne Davis Bombria receives a honorarium from Education Resources.
She has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose.
Good course for any pediatric PT/OT/ST, incorporates all different systems based on ICF model in regards to core activation. -Sam H., PT
I have been taking courses with Suzanne for many years and I am never dissatisfied. Her material is up to date and she possess a vast knowledge and experience that she brings to her courses as well. -Sherry H., PT
This was exactly what I had hoped for! Concepts that I have been thinking about - she solidified. And I loved that she brought in research results without overwhelming us.
The treatment videos and break out rooms were great. She put just the right amount of people in the breakout rooms so that all could participate. -Amy S., PT
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