Applying the Movement System to the Pediatric Patient
Section: Academy of Pediatric PT
Co-Section: Academy of Neurologic PT
Session Code: PD-2C-7490
Date: Friday, January 25, 2019
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Marriott Marquis
Room: Marquis Salon 6

Speaker(s):   Ellen Brennan, PT, DPT, Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Pediatric Physical Therapy
  Patricia McGee, PT, DPT, Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Pediatric Physical Therapy
  Kelly Shane, PT, DPT

Session Type: Educational Sessions
Session Level: Intermediate

As physical therapists move forward with defining ourselves as movement specialists who use the movement system to help us provide movement-related diagnoses to our patients, it is imperative that these diagnoses not only be used in adulthood, but across the lifespan. By employing the movement system in the pediatric population, we will be grouping these patients into categories based on a movement dysfunction and not a medical diagnosis. The movement system will help guide the physical therapist create a plan of care to improve movement-based functions. Attendees will take a journey with presenters through the evaluation and diagnostic process of 4 different pediatric patients. The speakers will discuss how a movement system diagnosis differs from a medical diagnosis and will assist in addressing activity limitations and participation restrictions to improve functional mobility and independence.

Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

1. Define the movement system.

2. Explain the difference between a medical diagnosis and a movement system diagnosis.

3. Describe why each movement system diagnosis was given to the presented pediatric patients with neuromuscular conditions.

4. Discuss how organizing a plan of care around a movement system diagnosis versus a medical diagnosis will assist in treatment of the patient's activity limitations and participation restrictions.

CEU: 0.2

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