How Do You, as a Physical Therapist, Facilitate Standing Postural Control in Children with Cerebral Palsy?


Postural control is fundamental to participation in activities of daily living. Children with Cerebral Palsy (CP) have limited postural control secondary to neuromuscular, biomechanical alignment, sensory processing, and perception impairments. As clinicians, we are challenged to effect change in postural control. The purpose of the course is to present a research study examining the influence of distal control (comparing bare feet, the child's own prescribed orthoses, and distal control orthoses) on standing for children with CP (GMFCS level III). The results from this research study, completed at NIH, will be presented to inform clinical treatment approaches for standing control. Clinical case videos will be used to highlight the effects of distal stabilization on postural control.

Location Teleconference

Date 11/21/2021 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM (Check in 5:00 PM)
Sponsor APTA Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy
Trainer Rebecca H. Leonard, PT MS DPT PhD; Board Certified Specialist in Pediatrics
Contact APTA Pediatrics (800) 970-5051
Principles 3. Collaborative relationships
6. Periodic monitoring
7. Ongoing communication & collaboration
8. Quality services
Credit Hours 0.75 - Atypical Development
0.75 - Intervention
Status Closed