This two-hour program details the scientific and clinical evidence which supports the well-known pediatric management principle: “proximal stability precedes distal mobility.”
Course instructor Deborah Stack, PT, DPT PCS describes the ideal sequence of neuromotor acquisition and resting postures, and documents the relationship of faulty trunk control to limb muscle contracture in children with diplegic CP. She discusses sensory, biomechanical, kinesiological, and neuromotor aspects of both normal and compromised development of trunk alignment and control. She describes the influence of postural alignment and control on movement acquisition and skills, and offers suggestions for science-based orthotic intervention.
Finally, Ms. Stack introduces the new code-verified TherAlign DragonFly™ TLSO System as an example of a modality that can effectively address postural management issues.