SEM29: Treating the Child with Total Body Involvement
Presented By: Linda Kliebhan, P.T.; Gail Ritchie, OTR

14 Contact Hours - 1.40 CEUs - 14.00 PDUs
$75.00 per person
Course Description
This seminar presents assessment and treatment issues for children with total body involvement. Issues of hypotonia, dynamic tightness, and dystonia are discussed and treatment strategies are provided. Specific handling techniques are demonstrated to decrease dynamic tightness and gain mobility and elongation of various muscle groups, including the shoulder girdle, trunk, upper and lower extremities. Treatment demonstrations with children who have dynamic tightness and dystonia are presented. Handouts included in PDF file format.
Learning Outcomes
1. Describe the characteristics of children with dynamic tightness.
2. Describe the characteristics of children with dystonia.
3. Describe the characteristics of the influences of the sensory systems on movement & posture.
4. Describe handling strategies to elongate musculature and facilitate mobility.
Seminar Level
Level I Introductory/no prerequisites required.
Accepted by NBCOT for PDUs. Approved by the New York State PT Board, California PT Board, Illinois PT Board. For other State PT Board approvals click on CEU Course Approvals on the CEU Course Listing Page. Approved by the Illinois Early Intervention Training Program (IEITP) for 6.0 hrs Intervention 1.0 hr Atypical Development 1.0 hr Typical Development
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Target Audience
Occupational, physical, speech therapists, and other rehabilitation specialists. For special needs requests please contact us at
Order Options
This course is only available online.
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