neurotrainNeuroRecovery Training Institute (NeuroRTI) announces that it will offer a new course this November centered on “Pediatric Locomotor Training Principles and Practice.”

The course, which will be provided in cooperation with the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, addresses the latest research conducted by Susan Harkema, PhD, and Andrea Behrman, PhD, PT, FAPTA, in activity-based therapy as it applies to the pediatric population with neurological dysfunction including cerebral palsy (CP), spinal cord injury (SCI), and brain injury.

A new release from NeuroRTI notes that pediatric physical therapists, physical therapy assistants, and rehab technicians who have completed “Introductory Locomotor Training: Principles and Practice” are encouraged to enroll in the course. The release adds that course participants will learn patient evaluation and progression using a body weight support system, retraining on the treadmill, over group assessment and progression, and community ambulation and activity training.

Behrman, University of Louisville department of Neurological Surgery professor, states that the course is designed to, “specifically address the needs of the pediatric neuro population and is based on both our clinical and research experience. Case examples, both live and video, will promote discussion of clinical decision-making, progression, and tailoring the environment to be developmentally-appropriate and successful,” Behrman adds.

The course is scheduled for November 2 to 3. Behrman and Shelley Trimble, PT, Pediatric Rehabilitation and Research Specialist, Pediatric NeuroRecovery Program, Frazier Rehabilitation Institute will serve as course instructors.

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According to the release, individuals who have not taken the Introductory Locomotor Training prerequisite course will have the opportunity to take it August 16 to 18 at Frazier Rehab Institute and October 18 to 20 at Magee Rehabilitation Hospital in Philadelphia.

Source: NeuroRecovery Training Institute