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Defying Gravity: Understanding and Treating Children with Low Tone

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Jerry Forbes Centre - Mezzanine

12122 68 Street Northwest

Edmonton, AB T5B 1R1

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Community Options is proud to host Shelley Mannell for a professional development opportunity targeted toward pediatric Physiotherapists.

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Community Options is proud to host Shelley Mannell for a professional development opportunity targeted toward pediatric Physiotherapists. This course is designed to challenge, inform, and empower therapists and therapy assistants to understand and treat children with low tone across a multitude of settings.

On March 30th and 31st 2020, please join us for two full days of hands on learning and fun!

Differing degrees of hypotonia is a common denominator for many children presently referred for Physical and Occupational Therapy. In this 2-day course the neurobiology of postural tone will be explored with emphasis on research regarding the vestibular system and the contributions of gravity. The search for stability and motor development for children with low tone will serve as a basis for understanding the challenges that life presents to such a child. Using a systems frame of reference, we will examine how difficulties impact postural stability and independent functional movement. Techniques in Neuro-Developmental Treatment, sensory processing and Dynamic Core for Kids will be presented within a clinical problem-solving model for assessment and treatment. We will also focus on strategies and activities for carryover at home and in the classroom. The course will feature a combination of lectures, videos, handling labs and group problem solving.

Cost: $450.00 CDN

When: March 30 and 31, 2020

Time: 8:30am-4:30pm ( Doors open at 8:00 and the course starts at 8:30 sharp. )

Location: The Jerry Forbes Centre for Community Spirit. 12122-68 Street Edmonton AB There is street parking and visitor parking onsite.

Who Should Attend?

Physiotherapists and therapy assistants who work with preschool and school age children looking to enhance their skills and improve their tool kits!

What is included?

We will provide lunch, snacks, coffee, tea and water. Please bring your own pillow!

Questions? For more information regarding registration, please contact Kathy Senger at katherines@communityoptions.ab.ca

https://www.communityoptions.ab.ca/

About Shelley:

Shelley Mannell is a Physical Therapist with over 30 years experience serving babies, children and adolescents across a spectrum of neurological and developmental disabilities. She integrates a broad range of clinical skills and research to provide innovative neurobiology-informed treatment of children with movement disorders. Shelley founded HeartSpace Physical Therapy for Children in order to support clients and families as they matured through the lifespan.

Shelley began teaching as a clinical faculty member in the Faculty of Rehabilitation Science at McMaster University and remains committed to improving the care for children through clinical research and education. She is certified in Neuro-Developmental Treatment and Sensory Integration and is a children’s yoga and meditation facilitator. Shelley is also the co-creator of Dynamic Core for Kids, an evidence-based approach to central stability for children with motor and sensory challenges. Shelley also provides mentoring to therapists world-wide through her blog and her online program. As a respected international speaker, Shelley discusses the dynamic systems nature of the development of postural control and its application to assessment and intervention for children with sensory and motor challenges.

www.heartspacept.com

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