ProWorkshops at Therapy West
Course Listing

We’re excited that you’re considering ProWorkshops at Therapy West, Inc. for your continuing education needs. We believe that continuing education courses are critical for the development of therapists. We strive to offer courses that are based on the latest research and are taught by leaders in the field. ProWorkshops at Therapy West, Inc. has been providing continuing education for over 10 years and we are confident our workshops will help further your professional development.
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Development of Pediatric Gait & Posture:
“When, Why and How to Intervene”

Friday, April 26 – Saturday, April 27, 2019
Instructor: Liesa Persaud, PT, DPT, PCS, CKTP

This 2-day intermediate level workshop covers therapeutic evaluation & treatment of pediatric gait and posture. Evaluation of posture &/or gait dysfunction in children is not as difficult as it first seems, and the results can be very rewarding. However, children are not small adults, so merely applying adult-based treatment techniques to a child can be both a waste of time and a potential risk for harm. A child’s skeletal and neurological systems are immature and underdeveloped, so it is critical for practitioners to be aware of what is both normal and atypical. This seminar addresses the flaws of a “wait and see” approach, while supporting proactive & preventive intervention, with proposed methods for enjoyable, realistic & effective intervention. The increased prevalence of developmental delay is considered. Proposed etiologies of developmental delay are discussed, & the future effects on postural control, language, cognition, & social interaction.
This course emphasizes the value of deliberate intervention for pediatric gait. Content highlights gait & its relationship to multiple body systems. Neuroplasticity, & the opportunities it provides for therapists, is presented with regards to ideal upright mobility. This course clearly explains the significant components of evaluation and treatment of pediatric gait and posture, in a clinically relevant manner. Participants will leave with skills and treatment tools to immediately put into practice.

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Infant Treatment based on NDT Principles

Two course dates to choose from:

Friday, August 2 – Saturday, August 3, 2019
Monday, August 5 – Tuesday, August 6, 2019
Instructor: Louis Bly, MA, PT

This two-day course (15 contact hours) is designed for experienced physical and occupational therapists and speech language pathologists currently working with babies. Lecture information will focus on NDT Infant Treatment Principles. Labs and videotapes will be used to problem solve system impairments for infants in general, and for the specific infants who will be treated in demonstration sessions. Labs with dolls will augment the therapist’s understanding of infant treatment techniques. Participants should wear comfortable clothes for labs. The book by Lois Bly, Baby Treatment Based on NDT Principles will be used as the text.

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Infant Treatment Course Registration 2019

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Future Courses

Other courses in the planning stages:

Behavior vs Sensory Integration (dates TBA)
Introduction to Sensory Integration (dates TBA)
Therapeutic Taping for Improved Alignment and Neuromuscular Re-education (dates TBA)

If you have any questions about our current or future courses, please contact our course coordinator by e-mail at proworkshops@therapywest.org. Join our Facebook group to stay up to date with ProWorkshops courses. New courses will be announced on our Facebook site and group members will have the opportunity to register first. You can also stay up to date on our new course offerings by joining our ProWorkshops e-mail list.