COURSES FOR MANUAL PRACTITIONERS
ASSESSMENT AND TREATMENT OF THE YOUNG BABY
Assessment and Treatment of the Young Baby: Courses A, B, C and D
Instructor: Judy Green
In-Person portions of courses B, C and D are limited to 8 participants
Courses which have In Person days have Early Bird Pricing.
COURSE DATES AND FEES
(Pre-requisite - Course C)
September 17-18, 2022
September 24-25, 2022
October 15-16, 2022
Early Bird: Before July 31, 2022
$565 ($500 + hst)
After July 31, 2022
$621.50 ($550 + hst)
12 education hours
COMBINED COURSE A/B1
(PRE-REQUISITE FOR COURESE B2/C)
Virtual - 6 Sundays - January 15, 22, 29, February 5, March 5, 12, 2023
10am - 1:15pm
$847.50 ($750 + hst)
18 education hours
COMBINED 3-day COURSE B2/C
MAXIMUM 8 Participants
March 31- April 2, 2023
April 14-16, 2023
Early Bird: before January 31, 2023
$904.00 ($800 +hst)
After January 31, 2023
$960.50 ($850 + hst)
18 education hours
2023 Dates for Course D and Advanced courses
(payable by e-transfer to firstname.lastname@example.org)
**PAYMENT SECURES YOUR SPOT**
(no spots will be held without payment)
Your spot on the course is secured with payment.
For Course Descriptions and more about Judy Green, see bottom of page
Course fee is refundable up until 30 days prior to the course. A $50.00 processing fee will be applied per course.
Cancellations within 30 days of the course are non-refundable. 50% of fee may be used toward a future course.
Cancellations within 15 days of the course are non-refundable and non-transferable.
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 moving forward through the stages of development from 3 months to walking.
The assessment will focus on movement fundamentals based in Development Kinesiology with a deepened knowledge of anatomy and function of the deep stabilizing system. The principles of midline, the fascial system and normalization of muscle, joint and fluid field will be explored with labs to orient the function of the newborn to optimal and comfortable stabilization patterns. All lab work will be oriented to the application of decision-making in treatment for efficient and successful outcomes.
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 are designed for the paediatric practitioner who sees babies in clinic that 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.
Course A has an emphasis on the deep stabilization system (diaphragm, intra-abdominal pressure and intrinsic core), and developmental stages of newborn to 3 months.
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, pelvic floor, infant handling to facilitate positioning, home education for parents to improve outcomes and the 7- 10 month milestones of transition through oblique sitting to sitting, crawling and cruising.
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.
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.