Innovations in Pediatric Rehabilitation: Positioning and Posture Concepts

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Friday, October 2, 2020 - Saturday, October 3, 2020
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Pillar Care Continuum
220 South Orange Avenue
Livingston, NJ 08053

Children with chronic motor impairments often develop distortions of body shape as they grow, such as joint contractures and dislocations, scoliosis and kyphosis. The problems start early – often related to habitual postures assumed both day and night – and can worsen quickly during growth spurts. Human beings spend their lives in three orientations – lying, sitting and standing – and for children with limited movement this can become complicated! Too often, the foundational orientation of lying is overlooked, as we work toward upright orientation goals. 24-hour posture care management (24-7 PCM) analyzes and addresses postures that can become destructive over time. Non-invasive strategies are used to protect growing bodies from distorting, in some cases restoring them to better alignment without surgery.

This course provides an evidence based overview of theory and practice with visual examples, longitudinal case studies and hands-on practice to illustrate concepts underpinning 24-7 PCM. The importance of early therapeutic positioning, seating and lying assessments, learning to predict likely distortions early on and how to effectively create and implement 24-7 PCM plans is emphasized.

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