Course Description

Continence is a challenge for many of the families pediatric PTs and OTs encounter. But few pediatric professionals feel confident to address these needs, and standard behavioral and environmental interventions seem to fall short for atypical children (and some typical kids). This 2-hour online module with Shelley Mannell PT and Julie Wiebe PT seeks to provide the paediatric professional with a new understanding of continence, through an exploration of the neuromuscular and pressure systems that contribute to continence (its more than just a pelvic floor problem). New intervention strategies are provided to access these systems, taking into account the unique circumstances of children with developmental, sensory and motoric challenges. Practical approaches are discussed and demonstrated to simultaneously address the interconnection between postural control, balance, gait, constipation and continence using several concepts basic to the Dynamic Core for Kids approach to central stability. This course is 2 hours in length. $95.00 USD

Course Curriculum

  • 1


    • DC4K Applied Handout

    • DC4K Applied References

    • DC4K Applied. Resources

    • DC4K Applied Course Description and Objectives

  • 2


    • Introduction

  • 3

    Anatomy Review

    • Anatomy Review

  • 4

    Healthy Expectations

    • Healthy Expectations

  • 5


    • Terminology

  • 6

    Current Treatment Theory

    • Current Treatment Theory

    • Current Treatment Theory Continued

  • 7

    New Treatment Strategies

    • New Treatment Strategies

    • New Treatment Strategies Continued

  • 8

    Alignment and Breath Mechanics

    • Alignment and Breath Mechanics

    • Alignment and Breath: Practical Application

  • 9

    Umbrella Breathing

    • Umbrella Breathing

    • Umbrella Breathing: Practical Application

  • 10

    Toileting Alignment

    • Toileting Alignment

  • 11

    Intake and Resources

    • Intake and Resources

  • 12

    Practical Application

    • Case Presentation

    • Final Quiz

Course Objectives

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

  • Discuss the prevalence of continence issues 3 different paediatric populations with developmental challenges.

  • List 4 modifiable lifestyle factors that can have an impact on continence in both typical and atypical children.

  • Develop 3 constipation intervention strategies for parents to help prevent nighttime accidents.

  • Describe the link between postural control and continence control.

  • Integrate breath mechanics as a gateway for pressure management in 3 therapeutic activities.

  • Given a case scenario of a child with ASD who has nighttime bedwetting, the participant will be able to propose a plan of care with at least 3 strategies to address continence within their traditional care.

  • $160.00

    $160.00Dynamic Core for Kids Online Bundle C

    Dynamic Core for Kids Applied: The Challenge of Continence for Children with Challenges and Dynamic Core for Kids Online Module 1: Theory, Concepts, Evidence
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