This 4-day course is based on neurophysiology, neuroanatomy, muscle physiology, and kinesiology, emphasizing diagnostics for pediatric clients.
At the end of the course, participants will be able to:
· Demonstrate an understanding of developmental kinesiology in depth with an emphasis on development during the 1st year of life, basic sagittal stabilization, postural-locomotion function, stepping forward, and supporting extremity function.
· Describe the basis for primitive reflexes and postural reactions and their roles in developmental kinesiology.
· Assess Red flags in the development during the first year of life.
· Assess the baby’s developmental age: Developmental and chronological age correlation (baby demonstration)
· Describe the relationship between development during the first year of life and pathology of the locomotor system in adulthood.
· Assess the integrated stabilizing system of the spine both visually and utilizing dynamic functional DNS tests in children.
· Clarify how DNS corrective exercises can integrate with other exercise strategies
· Evaluate and correct poor respiratory patterns.
· Learn DNS principles for baby handling in positions that corresponds to the developmental positions of the baby aged 0-7m. Devices used for carrying babies, yes or no, how and why?
· Assess and treat children with asymmetry (oblique neck, oblique pelvis, plagiocephaly and their consequences to the development)
· Demonstrate baby assessment and treatment based on DNS principles.
· Implement Toddlers and preschool children exercise according to DNS, easy positions without differentiation