Treatment and Management of Children with Quadriplegic Cerebral Palsy

Will not be held in 2017

Suggested Audience:                                    PTs and OTs and STs

Instructors:                                                      Kacy Hertz, PT, C/NDT

Course Description:

This course provides an intermediate approach to treatment and management of children with Quadriplegic Cerebral Palsy using a current NDT approach.  Assessment, task analysis, treatment planning, and treatment skills will be covered.  The course instruction includes didactic work, LABS and two demos to allow hands on experience and practice. This is a great course for pediatric therapists working with children who have Cerebral Palsy and poor motor control, therapists who have a basic knowledge of NDT and want to specify their handling skills for children with motor involvement both in the present and throughout their lifespan.

SCHEDULE:

Day One

  8:30 –9:30      NDT?  Current Practice

  9:30-10:15      Management of Children with Quadriplegic Cerebral Palsy                                   

10:15 –10:30    BREAK

10:30 - 11:00    Assessment:  Where to Start and how to set goals

11:00 - 12:00    Key Points of Control/Tools of the Trade!

12:00 - 1:00      LUNCH

  1:00 - 2:00      Meet Daniele-her postural muscles and spinal alignment

  2:00 - 3:00      Anatomy and Kinesiology of the postural system/LAB and Treatment

  3:15 – 3:30     BREAK

  3:30 -  4:30     Demo

  4:00 – 5:00     Discussion and LAB

Day Two

  8:30 – 10:15   Meet Daniele’s Upper Extremity –

                         Kinesiology – Shoulder/Elbow/Wrist and Hand/Functional Limitations

10:15 - 10:30    BREAK

10:30 - 11:00    Handling the Upper Extremity

                         Adjuncts to Take Home

 11:00 –11:30   LAB:  Handling and exercise for the Upper Extremity

 11:30 –12:00   Case Presentation

 12:00 - 1:00     LUNCH

   1:00 – 2:15    Meet Daniele’s Lower Extremity

                         Kinesiology – Hip/Knee/Foot

   2:15 - 2:30     Break    

   2:30-3:30       Demo     

   3:30 - 4:00     Discussion about practicum

   4:00 –5:00     Wrap up LAB and final questions