COURSES FOR  OSTEOPATHIC MANUAL PRACTITIONERS
ASSESSMENT AND TREATMENT OF THE YOUNG BABY

Assessment and Treatment of the Young Baby:  Courses A, B, C and D

Open to Osteopathic Manual Practitioners, Physiotherapists, Chiropractors

Instructor:  Judy Green 

Course A Virtual 

Course B combined Virtual and In Person

Course C and D In Person

Course dates and availability below

In-Person portions of courses B, C and D are limited to 8 participants

For Course Descriptions and more about Judy Green, see bottom of page

NEW!!   THE CORE OF INFANT DEVELOPMENT & MOVEMENT

NEW!

A 3 Hour Virtual Course:

The Core of Infant Developmental Movement:  Stability

Identifying Red Flags in Poor Stabilization in the first 3 months

The Milestone Sequence: Newborn to walking

If you have a group that would like to organize this course, please contact Judy at judygreencourses@gmail.com

Group rate: $1500 + hst.  Max of 24

Open to Osteopathic Manual Practitioners, Physiotherapists, RMT's,

Chiropractors, OT's, Lactation consultants, Nutritionists, Midwives, Physicians and any practitioner who sees infants in their practice.


ASSESSMENT AND TREATMENT OF THE YOUNG BABY: 

COURSE A / COURSE B

2022

Course A - Virtual

Online Sundays

January 16, 23, 30 and February 6,  2022

10 am - 1:15 pm

Cost:

$565




Course B  - Combined Virtual/In Person

B1/B2

Pre-Requisite Course A

Online: Sundays B1

February 27 and March 6, 2022

10 am - 1:15 pm

+

In Person B2

April 1 or 22, 2022

(The Course C will be on the same weekend as the course B2. 

It is highly recommended to sign up for both course B and C together)

Cost:

$565

Course A/B1 Virtual

If unable to attend the in-person portion,

6 Virtual sessions

$847.50

(you will need to attend an in-person portion at a later date prior to attending Course C)

ASSESSMENT AND TREATMENT OF THE YOUNG BABY:  COURSE C
PREREQUISITE: COURSE B (BOTH B1 AND B2)
2021-2022

In Person

September 18-19, 2021 (FULL)

October 2-3, 2021 (FULL)

October 16-17, 2021  (FULL)

October 23-24, 2021  (FULL)

April 2-3,  2022  (OPEN)

April 23-24, 2022  (OPEN)

Cost

$565

ASSESSMENT AND TREATMENT OF THE YOUNG BABY: COURSE D
PREREQUISITE: COURSE C

In Person

October 8-9, 2022

October 22-23, 2022

November 5-6, 2022

COST: $565

 

COURSE INFORMATION

Location, Cost and Payment

LOCATION AND CONTACT INFORMATION

12020 Ashburn Rd.

Port Perry,

Ontario

L9L 2A1

judygreencourses@gmail.com

COST

See above

Contact Judy Green to ensure that there is room on the course.

Your spot is secured on reception of payment for the course.

PAYMENT

Payable by e-transfer to 
judygreencourses@gmail.com

 

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

Course A, B, C, D

These courses will provide a framework for the assessment and treatment of the infant; newborn to 3 months and 3 months through the process of becoming increasingly more vertical to walking. The stabilization activity and dynamic movement patterns of the first 3 months are key to the baby attaining the best ideal movement during the following stages of development from 3 months to walking.

The assessment will focus on movement fundamentals based in Development Kinesiology and the application to decision-making in treatment.

The course will describe concepts of stabilization, axial (vertical) elongation, and expected movement patterns.

These courses are focused on the assessment of non neurological patients and is for the paediatric practitioner who sees babies who may have a neck preference or torticollis, reflux, general discomfort, intolerance in tummy time, latching issues, poor quality in developmental milestones.  The infant may have experienced a difficult birth.  Course A will be a pre-requisite for Course B which is a pre-requisite for Course C which is a pre-requisite for Course D. 

These courses will provide a strong understanding of the organic, natural milestones of the baby necessary for assessment, treatment and re-evaluation.

Little ones are commonly brought into the clinic for care and this course will increase your skill in assessing the baby, deciding on time-appropriate therapeutic intervention and home advice for the parent. 

Please note:  The combined Course A/B will include all of the course content described below in the Course A and Course B outline, however there may be some changes to the order of some topics to adjust to the virtual/In-person format being offered at this time.

Course A has an emphasis on the deep stabilization system, deep neck flexors, and developmental stages of newborn to 3 months: supine.

Course B has an emphasis on the neck, uprighting function in prone in the developmental stages of newborn to 3 months, the clavicle, upper ribs and umbilicus.

Course C has an emphasis on the TL fascia, the shoulder, A/C joint and the 3-7 month milestones of grasping, uprighting and rolling.

Course D has an emphasis on the pelvis and the  7- 10 month milestones of transition through oblique sitting to sitting and crawling.  There will be a strong clinical component with babies present on the course if covid restrictions allow at that time.

Biodynamic labs are integrated into courses B, C and D.  Future clinical courses are planned which will have a pre-requisite of the fundamental courses A-D.

 

Course Outlines:  A, B, C

Course A Outline

Assessment and Treatment of the Young Baby
Course A Content
 
 
Deep Stabilization System
(IAP, Diaphragm, Intrinsic Core & DNF)
 
Anatomy of Intrinsic and Extrinsic Abdominals
 
Umbilicus
 
Anatomy of DNF (Deep Neck Flexors)
 
Uprighting (prone) and Grasping (supine)
 
Normal Milestones Newborn to 3+ months
 
Axial Elongation
 
Identifying dysfunction in early development:
Asymmetry/Convexities/Vertical Compression/Shapes
 
Assessment:
Approach &
Using developmental Milestones for Assessment & Re-Assessment purposes
 
Osteopathic Considerations in Treatment & Homecare introduction


Course B Outline

 
Assessment and Treatment of the Young Baby
Course B Content
 
Deep Stabilization System Review
(IAP, Diaphragm, Intrinsic Core & DNF) 
 
SHOULDER/SCAPULA/ELBOW
Developmental Sequence Shoulder/Scapula/Elbow (NB-3month)
Symmetrical Elbow Support

MUSCLE  KINESIOLOGY OF 3 MONTH PRONE
UPRIGHTING
 
Serratus  Anterior, EAO, Pectoralis Major, Rhomboids
 
TRACTION TEST
 
HEAD AND NECK
Developmental Sequence of the Head and Neck (NB-3month)
Axial Elongation, Neck Preferences
 
Scalenes, SCOM, Levator Scapulae, Upper Trapezius
 
Clavicle, AC, SC, Corocoid Process
Ribs 1-3
 
FACILITATION/HOME INSTRUCTION FOR 3+ PRONE
 
Developmental Milestones 4 – 7 months
Saggital Plane (Prone uprighting  and Supine grasping)



Course C Outline


Assessment and Treatment of the Young Baby

Course C Content

Shoulder

Treatment of the A/C joint

TL Fascia

Posterior Layer

Treatment of the Posterior layer of TL Fascia

TL Fascia

Middle Layer

Intrinsic Core: TVA, IAO, Lumbar Erectors

Power Transfer: Intrinsic Core to Key Extrinsic Muscles

Treatment of the Middle Layer TL Fascia 


Assessment Scan


Biodynamic Lab


Developmental Sequence: 3-7 Months Prone (Uprighting)

4 point and 3 point


3 Month Supine Review

Developmental Sequence:  3-7 Months Supine (Grasping)

MUSCLE KINESIOLOGY OF ROLLING

Activation of Rolling Components


 

About Judy Green


Over the past 20 years, Judy has been treating infants and young children as a particular passion. Judy previously worked as a physiotherapist specializing in neurology, brain injury and traumatic pain and in her early career, worked as a senior physiotherapist in Intensive Care.
On completion of her osteopathic studies and presentation of her thesis in 2001, she pursued continuing education in the field and has studied under many Osteopathic teachers including being mentored by Dr. James Jealous since 1995; having completed all adult phases 1-9 and paediatric phases 1-3, and has taken post graduate courses at the CCO and CEO.  Judy became a certified Paediatric DNS Practitioner in Prague in 2015 and is currently the only certified Paediatric Vojta therapist in North America, having completed the 8 week course in Siegen, Germany in 2017.  Her studies in Germany allowed deep insight into the developmental kinesiology as related to the emergent stabilization and movement mechanisms of the first year of life.  This knowledge has allowed Judy to develop an evaluation system which is relevant to the timely provision of osteopathic treatment; creating ease in knowing which interventions are essential to the underpinnings of infant developmental milestones.