Do you see children with strength deficits that have a negative effect on their functional ability?
This course explains why core strength is necessary, and describes why core weakness is so prevalent in children. The weakening effect of commercial positioning toys, the negatives of baby walkers, and the consequences of Back to Sleep are examined/illustrated.
Poor/inadequate/incorrect lower extremity alignment may be contributing to their weakness/further complicating their physical performance. Participants will learn how to improve alignment and maximize the relationship between the distal and proximal bases of support, by using kinesiology tape and shoe modifications.
This course stands alone (pun intended!), but also further complements the stability information addressed in Liesa's Toe Walking course!
(This course is similar to the "A Belly ‘n’ a Butt: Pediatric Core Strengthening" course Liesa taught for Therapeutic Services in March of 2020).
A selection of 60 mins on hot topics!
Flat Feet...In-Toe...Baby Walkers...Orthotics or Not??
This course teaches practitioners to assess toe walking through a holistic view of the child, including biomechanics & sensory processing, to develop a systematic approach to devise an effective treatment plan. This course will change how you think about & treat toe walking! This information is applicable to therapists in school-based, clinical, home, and hospital settings.
The best place to start!
This engaging and practical online course teaches practitioners to assess toe walking through a holistic view of the child, including biomechanics & sensory processing, to develop a systematic approach to devise an effective treatment plan. This course will change how you think about & treat children with equinus gait.
Recorded live as the ideal completion to Liesa's "Part A" Toe Walking Course!
Parts A & B!
A practical “Sensory-Aware” approach to treat children with both underlying gross motor & sensory dysfunction. You will learn to utilize sensory-aware skills that are based in functional strengthening & coordination activities to maximize the effectiveness of your treatments. You will leave this course with the ability to improve children’s postural control, foundational weakness, instability, incoordination, motor planning, & restricted mobility by utilizing sensory knowledge to improve functional outcomes & increase participation in school and at home.
Can be taken on its own or as a great follow up to the Toe Walking courses!
Liesa discusses normal lower extremity orthopedic alignment, how it affects muscle balance, & how gait & the alignment change with time, growth, and age. Liesa focuses on the evidence & benefits of best practices of early intervention to restore muscle balance to avoid long term consequences.
Provides valuable insight into what's "normal" about pediatric gait development!