Non-Surgical Neuromuscular Scoliosis with the Pediatric Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA)
Join the Pediatric Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA) for this live online course for physiotherapists on Non-Surgical Neuromuscular Scoliosis
Speaker: Esther de Ru
Esther is a physiotherapist from the Netherlands whose passion and energy for all things related to pediatrics is stunning.
Maybe best known for her work in elastic therapeutic taping she is also keenly interested in Bindegewebsmassage (German CTM method) and scoliosis management. As past chair of IOPTP (International Organisation of Physical Therapists in Paediatrics) and international instructor and author, Esther holds a unique perspective on how therapy is and should be practiced in the world.
Officially retired, Esther travels the world teaching and sharing her knowledge as a true clinician who values not only the evidence base, but the patient's experience and intuitive wisdom that comes with real work in the real world.
The Paediatric Division is a special interest group within the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. Our membership consists of clinicians from all practice settings, students, educators, researchers, physiotherapy assistants and administrators all of whom have a passion for promoting participation and enhancing the lives of children and their families. We are dedicated to provide resources and information for paediatric patients and their families to promote participation and function independence in all aspects of life.
Paediatric physiotherapists employ clinical expertise in the early detection of health problems, treatment, education and management of congenital, developmental, neuromuscular, skeletal, cardiorespiratory or acquired disorders/diseases. Paediatric physiotherapists work with children of all ages, from infants through young adulthood to promote participation and functional independence. Paediatric physiotherapists have a unique role in that they not only work with the child, but also their families in the context of their daily home, school and recreational environment.
Paediatric physiotherapists use validated outcome measures to assess the level of strength, flexibility, gross-, and fine-motor coordination and overall functional capabilities to determine participation limitations or restrictions as a result of injury, disease or disability.
Through analysis of objective assessment findings, the paediatric physiotherapist uses evidence-based treatment interventions specifically tailored to the client and their family's goals. Treatment interventions focus on improving gross and fine motor skills, balance and coordination, strength and endurance, as well as cognitive and sensory processing/integration.