SV36: Treatment Issues in Spina Bifida and Down Syndrome
Presented By: Barbara Bour, P.T.; Robin Anderson, P.T.

1.5 Contact Hours - 0.15 CEUs - 1.50 PDUs
$15.00 per person
Course Description
This CEU program consists of 2 streaming videos.
SB1The Treatment of the Baby with Myelomeningocele to Enhance Lower Extremity Function (51 min.)

Presented by Barbara J. Bour, P.T. This video guides the viewer through a functional approach to enhance lower extremity function in children with spina bifida. Anatomy review of specific musculature is presented with treatment strategies for activating motor responses of spared fibers. Handling techniques are demonstrated.
DN1Therapy Focus in Down's Syndrome (49 min.)
Presented by Robin Anderson, P.T. This video describes characteristics of Down Syndrome and presents relevant therapy concerns. Concepts presented include organization of the center of gravity, developing a stable base of support, facilitating weight shift for activation of the trunk, and other practical intervention strategies.

There are no handouts for this course.
Learning Outcomes
1. List the major muscles affected by spina bifida.
2. Describe the techniques to activate the major muscles affected by spina bifida.
3. Describe the characteristics of Down Syndrome.
4. Describe the importance of the base of support and how to activate it in Down Syndrome.
Seminar Level
Level I Introductory/ no prerequisites required.
Accepted by NBCOT for PDUs. Approved by the New York PT Board, California PT Board and the Illinois PT Board. For other State PT Board approvals click on CEU Course Approvals on the CEU Course Listing Page.. Approved by The Ilinnois Early Intervention Training Program (IEITP) for 1.5 hours Intervention
High Speed Internet Connection Required. Wireless connections may not be consistently fast enough to watch long video files. You may need to have your computer connected directly to your high speed modem via an internet cable.
Target Audience
Occupational, speech, physical 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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