DC4K Applied: The Challenge of Continence for Kids with Challenges

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Continence is a challenge for many of the families pediatric PTs and OTs encounter. But few pediatric professionals feel confident to address these needs, and standard behavioral and environmental interventions seem to fall short for atypical children (and some typical kids). This 2-hour online module seeks to provide the pediatric professional with a new understanding of continence, through an exploration of the neuromuscular and pressure systems that contribute to continence (its more than just a pelvic floor problem). New intervention strategies are provided to access these systems, taking into account the unique circumstances of children with developmental, sensory and motoric challenges. Practical approaches are discussed and demonstrated to simultaneously address the interconnection between postural control, balance, gait, constipation and continence using several concepts basic to the Dynamic Core for Kids approach to central stability.

 

About Shelley Mannell & HeartSpace Physical Therapy

Shelley Mannell has more than 20 years experience treating babies, children and adolescents with physical challenges and gross motor delays. HeartSpace Physical Therapy for Children realizes the value of ongoing treatment and support for children who are experiencing difficulties with motor skills. HeartSpace offers a full range of treatment and consultative therapy services to support children and families. Find out more and connect with Shelley at heartspacept.com.

About Julie Wiebe PT
Julie Wiebe is a physical therapist who specializes in returning women to fitness after injury and pregnancy. She advocates for the awareness of pelvic health issues in fitness and promotes innovative solutions for women through her blog, videos and social media. She shares her evidence-based, integrative approach internationally with both professionals and women through live, online, and DVD educational programs. Find out more and connect with Julie at www.juliewiebept.com.