Course Descriptions

Adult Rehabilition

The Diaphragm/Pelvic Floor Piston for Adult Populations: Part One

Piston Science Part Two: It Depends! Clinical Decision Making in the Real World

Pediatric Rehabilitation

Dynamic Core for Kids: Part One

Instructors: Shelley Mannell, Julie Wiebe


Therapists document challenges with the core in the majority of children who are experiencing motor challenges, regardless of diagnosis: ASD, CP, DCD, hypotonia. Join us for an exciting 2-day course that integrates current theory and practice in pediatric treatment with a systems approach that is anchored in a neuromuscular model of Core recruitment. On Day 1 participants will learn how this “Core Strategy” is linked to effective self-regulation and also how it impacts the development of respiration, balance and functional gross and fine motor skills. A specific assessment model of the alignment, which is crucial to the function of the Core, is explained. Then the practical skill of how to identify the proper activation of each of the four Core components is discussed. On Day 2 participants will learn to implement “Core Strategy” techniques in treatment and functional activities that have immediate application to a variety clinical situations (direct treatment, school and home programmes) in their clients, ages 2 years and older. Case presentations will address how to develop Core Strategy in clients of differing ages (preschoolers, school age and teens) and diagnoses. Participants will also discuss how to integrate Core Strategy techniques with Neuro-Developmental Treatment handling skills and sensory processing intervention to support a greater range of clients. 


This course will be of interest to OTs, PTs and SLPs working in all areas of paediatrics.


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Dynamic Core for Kids: Part Two

Instructors: Shelley Mannell, Julie Wiebe


In Dynamic Core for Kids therapists were introduced to the assessment of the Core and intervention strategies for children with motor challenges. Dynamic Core for Kids 2 provides the opportunity to gain an increased level of mastery with assessment and treatment planning for children with a variety of motor challenges. Day 1 will begin with review of the important concepts in treatment of the Core and update therapists on the current research literature. Opportunities for assessment and treatment planning will occur for the rest of Day 1 and Day 2 through video clips and problem solving. Therapists are invited to bring a video clip of one of their clients to share with the group. If you are interested in gaining an advanced level of skill with Dynamic Core for Kids, join us for an exciting 2 day learning experience. Participants for this course need to have completed the Dynamic Core for Kids 1 (previously Core Restoration for Kids with Motor Challenges course).


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