Dynamic Core for Kids Online: Module 1
Dynamic Core for Kids Online
Therapists document challenges with the core and postural control in the majority of children who are experiencing motor challenges, regardless of diagnosis: ASD, CP, DCD, hypotonia. Dynamic Core for Kids is a new approach that will equip the pediatric professional with effective tools to build core stability for children with challenges. In Module One, viewers are introduced to the theory, evidence and concepts for the Dynamic Core approach, a neuromuscular and systems based strategy using breath as an accessible gateway for Core recruitment in the pediatric population.
Shelley Mannell, PT and Julie Wiebe, PT developed and presented an online 2-day professional development course to a live audience. Each module builds on the previous presentation (wifi connectivity on the course created occasional loss of video signal). The complete course recording, Modules 1-7, is offered as a bundled, discounted purchase.Module One has been approved for 2 CCUs in 30+ states by the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy.. Please follow this link to determine if your state is among them.
When you’re hungry for more, you can purchase the rest of the modules by buying Modules 2-7 here.
Online Course FAQ’s: Total run time is approximately 15 hours of content. Each single viewer purchase allows for unlimited access: review, re-watch, rewind as often as you need to for as long as you like. The online course is essentially identical to the live version, but has boosted content (more mini-case studies, videos, cues, self-labs, evidence, etc.) to facilitate independent learning.
- By the end of this online course the participant will be able to articulate the difference between a musculoskeletal interpretation of core strength and the neuromuscular, systems approach of core strategy.
- By the end of this online course the participant will be able to identify the roles of the 4 muscular components of the anticipatory core team to prepare for postural control in movement.
- By the end of this online course the participant will be able to describe the order of muscular recruitment from deep to superficial for postural control in a reaching task.
- By the end of this online course the participant will be able to articulate the development of the anticipatory core components in a child with a typically developing neurologic system in the first 2 years of life.
- By the end of this online course the participant will be able to articulate the development of the anticipatory core components in a child with a atypically developing neurologic system in the first 2 years of life.
- By the end of this online course the participant will be able to teach a child’s parent to use breath mechanics at home to facilitate core control for a functional movement such as sit-to-stand.
This course is designed to integrate current theory and practice in pediatric treatment with a systems approach that uses diaphragm and breathing mechanics as an access point for core stability for children. This provides an attainable and accessible starting point to impact multiple systems that are intertwined with core stability: alignment, postural control, balance, sensory processing and emotional self-regulation as well as functional gross and fine motor skills.
The PT/OT/SLP will gain the theoretical basis, clinical reasoning, treatment strategies and exercise progressions for a neuromuscular systems approach to core stability to create a foundation for clinically relevant programs from assessment to evidenced based treatment planof care (POC) development. Co-professional collaboration and referral will be stressed.
The PTA/COTA/SLPA will gain insight to the theoretical basis for the assessment process, and reasoning behind the approach integrated into the therapist designed POC to aide with implementation and progression of treatment strategies and exercise programs to insure continuity of care.
Course Schedule: (appx 2 hrs)
An in-depth discussion of the theory, evidence and concepts for the Dynamic Core approach, a neuromuscular and systems based path to creating core stability in children with challenges. The diaphragm is presented as the intersection of multiple systems, with breath mechanics as an accessible gateway to a new pediatric model of dynamic trunk and pelvic control. The development of (a neuromuscular) core strategy in typically and atypically developing children is presented.
I need a Certificate of Completion
After you have completed the course modules, look for a link “I need a certificate of completion” at the bottom of the course page. Click the link to be directed to your post-test at www.classmarker.com. You must score a minimum of 70% on this test in order to receive the certificate. After you have submitted the test, you will be provided with the option to download your certificate of completion. In addition, click the link to be directed to a course self-refection to optimize the application of your learning to clinical practice. Please follow the provided link to complete the course evaluation. We value your feedback!
Is the course eligible for CEU's?
Since Procert is no longer, this course does not have CEU credit associated with it at this time. Unfortunately it is cost and time prohibitive to submit to states individually for CEU approval for each course, but we are hoping for another company or avenue to come about with the PT Compact in the future to allow us to get course pre-approval again for continuing education credits.
Individuals can apply for CEU credit retroactively through their state board after taking the course (if their state allows it). Contact your board for details about the process. If you do go this route we would greatly appreciate it if you circled back with us to let us know about the approval as it would be helpful to share with others
Computer Compatibility Needs
This course is hosted on the teachable.com online streaming service designed to handle any system setup. So if you have a computer and an internet connection you should have access without issue. If you have issues with a slower bandwidth connection then you can change the video settings to a lower quality to help improve any loading issues.
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Shelley has more than 25 years experience treating babies, children and adolescents with physical challenges and gross motor delays. Shelley has been a registered Physiotherapist with the College of Physiotherapy of Ontario since graduating from McMaster University. She is a member of the Neuro-Developmental Treatment Association (C/NDT) and is a regular contributor to various newsletters and online forums.
Shelley began her career in pediatrics at the Niagara Children’s Centre. During her time at the centre she served children in the schools and as outpatients, was coordinator of Orthotic Clinic and served as a founding member of the Early Intervention Team. In 1997 she created HeartSpace Physical Therapy for Children in order to balance her career as a Physical Therapist with her role as a mother.
Shelley has extensive post-graduate study. She is certified in pediatric Neuro-Developmental Treatment (C/NDT) and has completed all her pediatric NDT advanced courses. In addition she has extensive training in Myofascial Release, Craniosacral Therapy, developmental biomechanics and sensory processing intervention as well as attachment theory and treatment. Shelley is also a certified children’s yoga teacher and meditation facilitator and has developed the HeartSpace Yoga and Meditation programme which offers yoga and meditation for children with sensory and motor challenges. Most recently Shelley has co-created the Dynamic Core for Kids approach for the treatment of core stability in children with Julie Wiebe PT.
Julie Wiebe, PT, DPT (she/her) has over twenty-five years of clinical experience in Sports Medicine and Pelvic Health, specializing in abdominopelvic, pregnancy and postpartum health for fit and athletic populations. Her passion is to return active patients to fitness and sport after injury and pregnancy and equip professionals to do the same. She has pioneered an integrative approach to promote pelvic health in and through movement and fitness. These strategies have been successfully incorporated by medical providers, rehab practitioners and fitness professionals into a variety of populations (ortho/sports medicine, pelvic health, neurology, and pediatrics). A published author, Dr. Wiebe is a sought after speaker to provide continuing education and lectures internationally at clinics, academic institutions, conferences and professional organizations. She provides direct care to fit and athletic populations through telehealth and her clinical practice. Dr. Wiebe joined the faculty of the University of Michigan-Flint Doctor of Physical Therapy program in 2021. In addition to providing curricular content regarding pregnancy and postpartum recovery, she has pursued her research agenda investigating the relationships between running biomechanics and pelvic health clinical features.
When not trying to change the world one pelvic floor at a time, Julie is happy to focus on her first passions: being mom to the Z’s (Zoe and Zack), and wife to David.
Contact Julie at [email protected]