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Core Connections – Exploring the Core’s Developmental Roots – Online

March 10, 2017

| $225
Core Concepts in Action Book

Core Concepts in Action Book

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.

Receive the Gertie Ball and Power Up Ball for the special rate of $25 when you add the Therapy Ball Bundle to your course registration. Contact Us for more details.

Take an additional discount of $20 per participant for groups of 3 or more individuals enrolling simultaneously.




Friday, March 10, 2017, 8:30am – 5:00pm CST
Check-in begins at 8:00am CST
Quiz approx. 4:30pm-5:00pm CST




Sheila M. Frick; OTR/L

Course Objectives

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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Continuing Ed

AOTA Approved Provider

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.

Course Materials

Each participant is asked to have a yoga mat and gym ball available during the course to utilize during online labs. The instructors will demonstrate the use of the Gertie Ball and the Power Up Ball throughout the course. Though they are not required to attend the course; access to these therapy balls can provide participants a hands-on experience during online demonstrations. You can receive both therapy balls for the special rate of $25 when you add the Therapy Ball Bundle to your course registration.

Registrants will receive an email within a week of the course containing instructions on how to access the webinar and printable course materials, such as, the PowerPoint handouts. Please Contact Us if you have any questions.


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In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Vital Links will make every effort to honor requests for reasonable accommodations made by individuals with disabilities, including but not limited to written transcripts, multiple viewing attempts, and increased amount of time to complete training activities. It is a priority for Vital Links to ensure participation in all courses and activities for all individuals. Vital Links is committed to ensuring non-discrimination and to resolving any complaints related to a disability in a prompt and equitable manner.


Cancellations must be in writing and received by Vital Links two weeks prior to the course; refund will not be granted after that date. Approved course refunds will be issued after the final course date (minus $50 processing fee). You may transfer full registration to another Vital Links course if you notify us two weeks (in-person course) or one week (online course) in advance of a course you are cancelling.

Vital Links reserves the right to cancel any course with due cause and refund in full. In-Person course 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 the course venue/viewing location. Weather or transportation difficulties are not the responsibility of Vital Links, and failure of a chosen means of transportation is not grounds for a registration fee refund when the course is held.

Purchase Orders

If you choose to register via Purchase Order, please attach a scanned copy of your completed and signed form to your “shopping cart” during checkout. Otherwise, you may fax the form to: 1-866-636-9720. Note: please add an administrative fee of $15.00 to each order submitted via Purchase Order.

*This is a Live course. Full Attendance during the hours of this webinar is expected.


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March 10, 2017
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Sheila M. Frick; OTR/L

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35 people are attending Core Connections – Exploring the Core’s Developmental Roots – Online

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