Course Description

Therapists document challenges with core stability in the majority of children who are experiencing motor challenges regardless of disability diagnosis. Join us for an exciting online lecture/lab course that integrates current theory and practice in pediatric treatment with a systems approach that is anchored in a neuromuscular model of core recruitment using breathing as an access point. Practical application of the information will primarily address children over 2 years of age. Shelley Mannell, PT and Julie Wiebe, PT developed and presented a live, online 2-day professional development curriculum based on the approach. This course was recorded and developed as 7 individual on-demand learning modules, with each module building on the previous presentations. This bundle includes modules 2-7. It is intended for those who have already purchased Module 1. The modules represent 12-hours of learning in total. $450.00 USD

Course Curriculum

  • 1


    • Dynamic Core for Kids Online Handout

    • Dynamic Core for Kids Online References

    • Course Description and Objectives

  • 2

    Module 2

    • Defining and Assessing Alignment

    • Alignment Nomenclature

    • Alignment Lumbar Spine

    • Alignment Rib Cage and Pelvis

    • Alignment Practical Application and Seated Lab

    • Optimizing Alignment

    • Alignment Practical Application and Standing Lab

  • 3

    Module 3

    • Diaphragm Dysfunction

    • Umbrella Breathing

    • Intervention for Different Breath Patterns

    • Intervention for Different Breath Patterns Continued

    • Diaphragm Intervention Practical Application

    • Diaphragm Q & A and Lab

  • 4

    Module 4

    • Pelvic Floor Anatomy and Dysfunction

    • Pelvic Floor Connections

    • Pelvic Floor Assessment

    • Pelvic Floor Assessment Part Two

    • Functional Tests

    • Pelvic Floor Lab

    • Integrating Pelvic Floor in Pediatrics

    • Transversus Abdominis

    • Clinical Problem Solving

  • 5

    Module 5

    • Q & A

    • Concepts Review

    • Seated Posture and Lab

    • Reactive Postural Synergists

    • POS Theory

    • POS Treatment Activities

    • POS Treatment Activities Continued

    • POS Activities Final

    • POS Lab and Modifications

  • 6

    Module 6

    • AOS Theory

    • AOS Activities

    • AOS Activities Continued

    • AOS Activities Final and Lab

    • LS Theory and Activities

    • LS Activities and Lab

    • Pulling It All Together and Lab

  • 7

    Module 7

    • Case Presentation #1 CP Hemiplegia

    • Case Presentation #2 Hydrocephalus

    • Case Presentation #3 HFA

    • Case Presentation #3 HFA Part 2

    • Wrap Up

    • Final Q & A

    • Final Quiz

Course Objectives

On completion of the course, the participant will be able to:

  • Differentiate between the historical musculoskeletal interpretation of core strength and a neuromuscular, systems approach coined “core strategy”.

  • Describe the influence of the optimal muscle recruitment order on postural control for a reaching task.

  • Label the 4 components of the anticipatory core team.

  • Describe the interaction of the four anticipatory core components to synergistically prepare for movement.

  • Describe 3 posture types using 1 rib cage and 1 pelvic positional descriptor for each.

  • Identify 4 alignment screening tools to guide therapeutic exercise selection.

  • Demonstrate 2 intervention techniques to optimize anticipatory core recruitment.

  • Describe 3 reactive core postural synergists and the role of each in optimizing postural control in functional movement patterns.

  • Integrate breath mechanics as a gateway for postural control for 3 transitional movements (ex-sit to stand).

  • Apply the components of intervention programs, addressing the interaction of sensory systems and core stability in several diagnoses common in pediatrics (CP, hydrocephalus, ASD, toe walking and torticollis).

  • $470.00

    $470.00Dynamic Core for Kids Online Bundle B

    Dynamic Core for Kids Online Modules 2-7 and Dynamic Core for Kids Online Exercise Module (a video library of the exercises from Dynamic Core for Kids Online)
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Please note: due to unavoidable internet speed and connectivity issues during the presentation, portions of some modules lost video feed of the presenters, but maintained voice over power point with embedded video demonstrations.