Continuing Education

NDT Baby Treatment Training: Presented by Lauren Miller Beeler, PT, DPT, PCS,C/NDT

2-day Seminar: June 9-10, 2018
Location: Westmoreland Academy
6 Westmoreland Place
Pasadena, CA 91103

This course provides 13.0 contact hours; CEUs for Physical Therapists and Speech therapists and PDUs for Occupational Therapists will be awarded by South Coast Therapy.

Audience: Licensed pediatric occupational therapists, physical therapists and speech-language pathologists and assistants who work with infants and toddlers.

Description:
Course Details: Early identification and intervention are critical for optimizing an infant’s developmental and functional potential. This Neuro-Developmental Baby Treatment course focuses on identification and treatment of infants and toddlers, from birth to two years of age, who have neurological diagnoses or are at risk for neuro-motor problems. Research in movement sciences is drawn upon to enhance clinical reasoning and identify multifaceted and complex influences that impact motor development and motor behavior. Movement observation and analysis skills are emphasized as a basis for ongoing assessment and to inform intervention. A family centered approach to management and intervention, parent education and training is incorporated throughout course using the Neuro-Developmental Treatment (NDT) and management perspective. Participants will practice treatment strategies with each other and on a doll. Patient assessment and treatment demonstrations provide opportunities for clinical application of course material and facilitate group discussions. 

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“Total Motion Release, TMR TOTS Level 1: Focus on the Pediatric Patient: Presented by Susan Blum, PT”
2 day seminar: August 11-12, 2018
Location: Westmoreland Academy
6 Westmoreland Place
Pasadena, CA 91103

16 CE hours
Audience: Licensed pediatric occupational therapists, physical therapists and speech-language pathologists and assistants who work with infants and toddlers.

Description:
TMR uses the ICF model and follows an 8 step process to identify limitations in mobility and their connection with functional outcomes which match caregiver concerns. Range of motion and/or control improves using indirect techniques by understanding the relationship between a hypo mobile area in one area creating hyper mobility elsewhere. When postural
symmetry improves the patient can better access control. Caregivers are instructed in family friendly therapeutic play and position activities to incorporate into daily routines. Therapeutic
positions are in the direction of ease which is well received by patients as it is a pain free concept. Functional outcomes are rechecked post treatment. Total Motion Release‐Level 1 will provide extensive lab time for the therapist to learn the foundational TMR concepts, a systematic process to identify restriction in mobility, the single plane exercises, combos and alternative positions. The student will also be introduced to increasing range of motion with a pain free method, strengthening, postural control, transitions, weight shifting, pre‐gait and gait training.
A unique feature of the Tots course is individualized post course coaching and support for the attendees. Post‐course coaching by phone and email helps therapists master the TMR concepts and is included in the price of the course.

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