I have long been impressed with the command Billi Cusick has for development. This was a wonderful opportunity to take at my own pace. I found myself listeni...Read More
I have long been impressed with the command Billi Cusick has for development. This was a wonderful opportunity to take at my own pace. I found myself listening more than once to the presentations as there was so much material with welcomed detail to absorb. I was very grateful for the extended time. It leaves me with more clarity and more challenges for clinical analyses and treatment. I would rate the course as exceptional and one every pediatric PT should have the opportunity to take.Read Less
Thank you very much for providing this really informative course of study. I am really pleased that I have invested time in this opportunity to enhance my th...Read More
Thank you very much for providing this really informative course of study. I am really pleased that I have invested time in this opportunity to enhance my therapy skills and enquiry. Due to some covid health issues and more recently several family bereavements, my learning on this course has been quite fractured. I have appreciated that you were therefore able to offer additional time to me for completing this course as I was able to do so - thank you again. I have certainly found that it has taken far more than the 14.5 hours indicated as frequently you needed to rewatch or return to information in order to try and understand it. I still do not feel confident with the mathematical aspect of ante version angles so am trying to ensure the understanding of torsion and version is understood initially. Ill have to keep reading over this! I also found the examples regarding the use of the theratogs challenging only as this is equipment I have not had experience of using in my gatekeeper clinic. However, the theory implied remains applicable for extending my skills and and the observational and enquiring lens I can use to assess MSK and orthopaedic development as well as neurodevelopment progress of the babies and infants I see in my clinic and in the NICU. Now that I have formally completed the course, I am now looking forward to taking the time to read over all my notes to further consolidate this knowledge. Thank you again for making this opportunity available in this format for those of us that do not live in the States. Kind regards AlisonRead Less
I like the connections made between anatomical spatial relationships, mechanical properties and principles, relative muscle length and muscle force productio...Read More
I like the connections made between anatomical spatial relationships, mechanical properties and principles, relative muscle length and muscle force production, and functionality relative to upright postural control.Read Less
I have been practicing in pediatrics for 20 years, and taken Cusick courses in the past, but this one blew me away. So much content, very well researched and...Read More
I have been practicing in pediatrics for 20 years, and taken Cusick courses in the past, but this one blew me away. So much content, very well researched and organized. I could only do this in 60 -90 minute chunks before my brain was overfilled so I’m glad it was self paced. And I appreciated weekly progress updates keeping me motivated because this was tough stuff. I wish there was a “Lite” version without so many numbers and calculations geared toward pediatric OT’s that can benefit from the Development and Postural Control knowledge without tuning out during AV,AT,TCA,HNA. I also suggest including the Femur Pen in the cost and shipping it out to the participant when they register so it will be in hand and ready to manipulate when needed.Read Less
This course was extremely informative and gave me inspiration to look into detailed skeletal assessments of my clients! Excellent course that I will recommen...Read More
This course was extremely informative and gave me inspiration to look into detailed skeletal assessments of my clients! Excellent course that I will recommend to all pediatric PTs.Read Less
I've never attended a course like this before. I would recommend to anyone who works with kids. From clinical experience to science to evidence - very info...Read More
I've never attended a course like this before. I would recommend to anyone who works with kids. From clinical experience to science to evidence - very informative course! And Billy is such a great teacher.Read Less
This program features an overview of somatosensory function and development, the role of postural control in movement acquisition and physiologic adaptation, skeletal modeling mechanisms and influences, and ideal and pathomechanical features of orthopedic development of the trunk and selected aspects of the extremities.
The Instructor describes selected musculoskeletal assessments and the clinical implications of their findings and brings them to therapeutic and orthotic management planning designed to optimize bone and joint development via building postural control and movement skills.
The relevance of the findings obtained in the musculoskeletal assessment to target selected interventions is made evident in videotaped cases.
Once you have registered, you will have 120 days to review the course material. Each section must be completed before moving on to the next, but you can review any completed section at any time.
In addition to offering a substantial investment in your professional development, the Developmental Orthopedics online course delivers 14.5 contact hours of Cusick-level content.
Certificates will be issued on a periodic basis to those who complete all sessions, record 90% or better on all quizzes, and submit their online evaluation.
For Physical Therapists: The Developmental Orthopedics course has been approved for 14.5 contact hours and CEUs in multiple states (39 as of this date) by Redefine Health Education, Inc. For a list of approved states, visit their website. If you are in a state not listed, Redefine Health Education will assist you in applying for individual approval. Developmental Orthopedics also qualifies for physical therapy contact hours / CEUs in Texas. You will receive two certificates — one recognizing your course completion, and one documenting the CEU approval.
For Orthotists: The Developmental Orthopedics course has been approved for 14.5 scientific contact hours by ABC.
For Occupational Therapists: Our application for AOTA Provider status is in process; when we are certified, we will launch the OT Edition of Developmental Orthopedics, consisting of Sessions 1 & 2.
Total Contact Hours: 14.5
Describe these features of normal, postnatal immaturity of skeletal structure and alignment: thoracolumbar kyphosis, hip flexion contracture, increased femoral anteversion, increased femoral antetorsion, coxa valga, genu varum, and leg and foot rotation.
Distinguish between strain and load and apply this distinction to the skeletal modeling process and to modeling potential in an aging child.
Relate movement-based loading history to bone growth rate in children.
Describe the influences of compression, tension, and shear loads on developing bones and joints.
Relate postural control acquisition to limb use and orthopedic development.
Relate ideal, full‐term neonatal lower limb joint alignment to the acquisition of skilled transitions between quadruped and sitting positions.
Distinguish typical from pathological features of developing limb alignment.
Explain the influences of foot pronation/supination on bodyweight displacements.
Differentiate between femoral anteversion and antetorsion and explain how that distinction relates to the safe use of orthotic & therapeutic interventions.
Describe the swing limb torque generator in gait & relate it to changes in long bone torsion.
Beverly (Billi) Cusick PT, MS, NDT, COF/BOC is an internationally known pediatric physical therapist whose specialty is the orthopedic development and orthotic management of children with cerebral palsy and other neuromotor deficits.
She has been teaching these and related topics since 1978 - including presentations by invitation for the APTA, AACPDM, AOPA, and AAOP and more than 460 full programs and workshops worldwide.
Ms. Cusick received her BS in PT from Bouve College at Northeastern University in Boston, MA in 1972, and her MS in Clinical and College Teaching for Allied Health Professionals from the University of Kentucky in Lexington in 1988. She is an Associate Professor for the Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions – Pediatrics Program – Provo, Utah (2006-present) and is NDT basic- and baby-trained.
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