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Maximize Neuroplasticity and Minimize Maladaptive Habits in Children, Teens and Adults with Cerebral Palsy

Maximize Neuroplasticity and Minimize Maladaptive Habits in Children, Teens and Adults with Cerebral Palsy

Maximize Neuroplasticity and Minimize Maladaptive Habits in Children, Teens and Adults with Cerebral Palsy

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Course Description:

Do you work with children, teens, or adults who have cerebral palsy?  Are you interested in learning how to maximize neuroplasticity and minimize maladaptive habits in this population?

This recorded webinar will challenge you to look critically at your own expectations for outcomes with pediatric and adult patients with early acquired neurological disorders by identifying markers for neurological recovery masked by habitual motor performance. A highly systematic and intensive approach to assessment and treatment will be introduced through short case presentations. 

Course Objectives:

  • Understand the potential for brain recovery and neuroplasticity
  • How low expectations for recovery influences outcomes
  • Understand how to maximize commonly used therapy interventions by using a systematic, intensive approach to create rapid change in function
  • Discuss practical and simple strategies for integrating this intensive model into existing therapy delivery systems
The instructors
Pia Stampe

Pia earned her bachelor degree in Copenhagen, Denmark in 1981 and her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Arizona School of Health Sciences in 2008.

 In her early career in Denmark, Pia worked with children in a special education school setting, she helped start the first early intervention home based therapy program for infants in Copenhagen and she was the physical therapy director in a residential facility for young multi-handicapped adults.

In 1998 she opened Pediatric Physical Therapy Services, a private practice providing outpatient services and Early Intervention/Preschool Services. In 2009, Pediatric Physical Therapy Services merged with Step by Step to form the current company.

Pia has extensive teaching experience within the field of pediatric and neurological physical therapy and technology use. She has been teaching about Brachial Plexus Injuries and EMG Biofeedback/EMG Triggered Stimulation throughout the USA and Canada. Her teaching experience also includes courses in how to use current knowledge about neuroplasticity such as using treatment intensives to maximize patient outcomes.

Through extensive continuing education, Pia has gained expertise in assessment and treatment of children and adults with a wide variety of neurological problems. 

Over the past few years Pia and her staff have developed a unique therapy intensive  program for children and adults with conditions such as Brachial Plexus Injury, Cerebral Palsy and Brain Injury.

Mindy Silva
BSc, MScMed, PGCertHealSc
Mindy is a paediatric physiotherapist with a masters degree in child health and neurodevelopment. She is completing her PhD through the University of Otago with a focus on using available technology to support parents in managing home therapy programmes. The central theme being the integration of behaviour change science into clinical practice. Mindy maintains a part time clinical caseload and also serves on the Guidelines and Consensus Committee of the Physiotherapy New Zealand Paediatric Special Interest Group and The Clinical Reference Group for Cerebral Palsy in the New Zealand Child and Youth Clinical Network. Her passion, besides the children and families she works with, is using technology to share the experience and voice of expert clinicians with other therapists and building international clinical networks through wired On Development and The Wired Collective. Wired On Development a free podcast series that showcases clinical excellence in paediatric neuromotor rehabilitation and The Wired Collective is a premium online membership for paediatric physios and occupational therapists who use technology to increase their clinical efficiency, their academic knowledge, and their professional networks.
Course Material included in this course
  • Course Highlight Free
  • Music and Cerebral Palsy
  • Coming Soon!
  • Coming Soon!
  • Introduction
  • Slides and Resources
  • Overview
  • The Statistics
  • Changing the Progression
  • Feedback
  • The Keys to CP Toolbox
  • Framework and Toolbox
  • Alignment, Activation, and Awareness
  • Novelty
  • Integration
  • Feedback
  • Q&A
  • Q&A Pt1
  • Q&A Pt2
  • Feedback
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