This didactic program addresses the typical development of postural alignment and control and its significance in healthy and pathologic sensorimotor and orthopedic development. The discussion includes a review of sciences of optimum postural alignment, control, and movement acquisition including kinesiology, biomechanics, sensory input, physiologic adaptation, massed practice, and treatment principles drawn from S.A. Sahrmann’s Movement Systems Analysis.
Instructor Beverly Cusick, PT, MS, NDT, COF then suggests science-based management strategies using TheraTogs™ systems to improve functioning torso alignment in daily life with photographs and videotaped cases.
Course Description: Download the full Course Description (PDF).
Course Level: This course is appropriate for qualified clinicians from Student through Intermediate levels.
Target Audience: This course is intended to enhance the knowledge of a range of qualified clinicians who are likely to work together to maximize physical function, including: physical therapists, orthotists, occupational therapists, physiatrists, and physical therapy assistants.