Core Connections – Exploring the Core’s Developmental Roots
March 10| $225
This live, online course will provide therapists with a clear description of musculoskeletal make-up of the “core” and will cover the research-based neurophysiological rationale for evaluating core development and function in individuals with sensory processing difficulties. Core function will be explored from its developmental roots in the unfolding of the primary movement patterns (innate reflex development). Two key patterns (Moro and Tonic Labyrinthine) and their connections to core development and self-regulation will be discussed. A specific play-based observation tool that identifies core movement challenges and assists in prioritizing treatment strategies will be presented and explored through movement labs. Along with assessment, a variety of hands-on treatment strategies will be demonstrated through interactive labs. Video case presentation will be used to show practical clinical applications.
Take an additional discount of $20 per participant for groups of 3 or more individuals enrolling simultaneously.
Check-in begins at 8:00am CST.
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
- Describe the anatomical components of the inner and outer core.
- Discuss the significance of vestibular visual and auditory input for core development.
- Demonstrate three strategies that activate inner core for the purpose of stability and self-regulation.
- Discuss the importance of complete expression and integration of the Moro and Tonic Labyrinthine reflex for core development and self-regulation.
- Discuss the importance of respiratory patterns and their relationship to core activation.
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Vital Links is an AOTA approved provider of continuing education. Participants will receive 7.0 contact hours or 0.7 AOTA CEUs for this course.
AOTA Classification Code: Client Factors, Performance Skills, & Intervention
AOTA Target Audience: Occupational Therapy
AOTA Completion Requirements: Full Attendance, Quiz
The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.
Vital Links reserves the right to cancel any course with due cause and refund in full. Participants purchasing non-refund-able airfare tickets are encouraged to inquire as to course availability before final purchase. Registrant bears sole responsibility for transportation to course. Weather or transportation difficulties are not the responsibility of Vital Links, and failure of a chosen means of transportation is not grounds for registration fee refund when course is held.