A collection of knowledge and insights from brilliant clinicians in the field of neuromotor development and childhood disability to inspire, motivate and provide you with the tools to help the amazing kids you treat develop their potential www.wiredondevelopment.com
Interoception in neurodevelopment for Occupational and Physical Therapists
Interoception is a key sense that has been widely studied for decades but is only now making its way into clinical applications and Kelly Mahler is an amazing occupational therapists who is leading the way both clinically and academically in understanding the role of this key sense for occupational and physical therapists working in neurodevelopment. Don't miss this practice changing conversation on how we should think about interoception in our clinical work. It's jam packed with practical ideas and actions that we can take back to the clinic right now.
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The Evidence and the Practice of Bobath / NDT with Julie Vaughan-Graham, PT, PhD
A passionate and engaging conversation with Dr Julie Vaughan-Graham, PT, PhD, Advanced IBITA Instructor, Adjunct Clinical Professor at McMaster University and University of Toronto, Canada and Founder of Physio-Logic and iNeuroRehab . Julie shares insights from her research on the Bobath concept, and the importance of postural control, selective movement and movement variability and efficiency. We discuss clinical reasoning, the challenges of research, and the future of physio/ physical therapy. If you've ever had questions about the state of the evidence in this area of practice, you're going to find this conversation enlightening. You can find all the resources mentioned in the discussion at https://www.wiredondevelopment.com
Empowering Conversations: A Deep Dive into Occupational Peformance Coaching for Pediatric Occupational and Physical Therapists
In the evolving landscape of pediatric neurorehabilitation, the emergence of therapeutic coaching has marked a paradigm shift. This approach, which marries therapeutic principles with the empowering dynamics of coaching, is designed to effect profound, tangible changes in the lives of children and their families. Occupational Performance Coaching (OPC) is a distinctive coaching methodology that positions families and goal setting at the heart of therapeutic interventions.
The mind behind this transformative approach is Dr. Fiona Graham (Fi), an occupational therapist who has developed, taught, and researched OPC. Her work presents a mix of deep expertise and a passion for supporting children's success in everyday life.
If you've ever wondered about the potential of therapeutic coaching in pediatric neurorehabilitation, this interview is a must-listen. Dive into this conversation with me as I explore the nuances, challenges, and benefits of an evidence based approach to therapeutic conversations, coaching and therapy in neurodisability.
Spinal Stimulation in Spina Bifida with Gerti Motavalli and Dr Gad Alon
Gerti Motavalli and Dr. Alon share their insights into the work they have been doing with non-invasive spinal stimulation that is changing the lives of many children with Spina Bifida. We dig into both the theoretical and practical application of this this protocol, as well as how it compares to other electrical stimulation approaches in pediatrics.
With decades of experience and a background spanning multiple countries, Gerti and Dr. Alon bring a wealth of knowledge along and practical experiences to this fascinating topic.
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TheraTogs Research for Pediatric Occupational and Physical Therapists
There are many brilliant and passionate therapists in our world of neuromotor development, but few come close to Beverly Cusick in their ability to shape the lives of the children we see. I mean that both at the most pragmatic level where Billi’s teaching of serial casting and orthotic prescription has literally shaped thousands of feet for the better, and her brilliance in developing TheraTogs has contributed to the improved alignment and development of a thousand more little bodies. But I also mean this as a more theoretical level where Billi relentless drive to make sense of the science as it relates to growing bodies and her pedantic attention to detail has given us the most impactful tools in our therapy toolbox to really understand, measure and monitor the work that we do reliably, repeatably and meaningfully. For me this is the essence of evidence based practice, especially in our world of complex, multi-faceted, ever changing little bodies.
For the longest time, the research into the effectiveness of TheraTogs has not matched the interest and value that therapist who use it properly see in their day to day practice. Recently however, a few papers have been published that are starting to get closer to capturing these therapeutic benefits that clinicians’ have been excited about for years. I sat down with Billi to discuss why previous research has failed to capture our experiences and what’s different about this new research that may change the narrative - because evidence based practice shouldn’t be about quoting publications, but critically appraising the research and demanding that it reflects the true nature of the work we do.
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Custom solutions for addressing heel pain in children for pediatric PTs
Per is a Physiotherapist from Denmark and founder of Solemaids, a custom orthotic for children with Sever’s Disease / calcaneal apophysitis. His passion for feet and running related injuries led him to develop Solemaids more than 20 years ago which he is still supplying from his in-house workshop, despite a global reach. This was a great conversation about what it takes as a therapists to develop and support a clinical product globally, as well digging into the incidence, trajectory and impact of Sever’s. We also touch on the research, and what it means to have a research supported product for clinician / developers. Per’s approach is systematic, thoughtful and insightful, and his relatively straight forward solution to this sometimes life interupting issue is something we should all have access too. A must listen! Enjoy!!
Essential for parents of kids with CP
I find this podcast is to be incredibly valuable to learn more about how I can help my toddler with CP. The guests and topics are always interesting and are a great way to learn about different approaches to helping these kiddos. Excellent!!!
This podcast is informative and a pleasure to listen to as Mindy is a great interviewer and asks all the right questions. I learn so much from hearing what her guests have to say.
This is a very interesting and informative podcast. Dr. Marry Massery’s topic: Bridging Systems in Pediatric Physical Therapy is very thought-provoking, and it challenges us to delve deeper into underlying issues.