Date: Saturday, November 2, 2013
Time: 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Instructors: Robyn Fuchs, PhD, Noelle Moreau, PT, PhD and Mary Gannotti, PT, PhD
Location: Cambridge Commons, 7 Cambridge Drive, Trumbull, CT
Deadline for enrollment is Monday, October 7!
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Part 1: Linking Structure and Function for Muscle and Bone across the Lifespan in People with Cerebral Palsy
Purpose: Using the ICF model as a theoretical framework, this course will describe the relationships between structure and function of muscle and bone in people with cerebral palsy (CP) and its link with activity, participation, and health across the lifespan.
Target audience: Physical and occupational therapists, pediatricians, orthopedic surgeons
Course summary: This course will familiarize the attendees with changes in muscle and bone structure across the lifespan in people with CP. An emphasis will be placed on muscle and bone architecture and its implications for function. Physiological responses to stresses that promote plastic changes will be reviewed. Structural changes in the muscle and bone will be linked with fracture risk and activity and participation; including gait, health, wellness, and happiness across the lifespan in people with CP.
- Identify muscle and bone architectural changes in people with CP and the relationship to function.
- Apply information about muscle and bone structure to fracture risk, activity, participation, and health outcomes across the lifespan.
- Describe the musculoskeletal implications for health, wellness, and aging with CP
Questions for Student Feedback
- What muscle performance deficits have the greatest effect on overall mobility and functioning in children with CP?
- What muscle architectural adaptations occur in children with CP?
- Which bone architectural adaptations are associated with increased risk for fracture? fracture prevention?
- What is the link between happiness and muscle and bone health?
|8:30 am||Registration and Continental Breakfast|
|9:00 am||Noelle Moreau: Changes in muscle structure and function across the lifespan in cerebral palsy|
|10:00 am||Robyn Fuchs: Changes in bone structure and function across the lifespan in cerebral palsy|
|11:00 am||Mary Gannotti (30 minutes): Musculoskeletal implications for health/wellness and with aging, importance of prevention|
Part 2: Linking Structure and Function: Dosing Parameters and Protocols for Current and Novel Therapies to Improve Muscle and Bone Outcomes in Cerebral Palsy
Purpose: To review the current state of the science for interventions that target muscle and bone for people with cerebral palsy (CP); and to identify effective dosing parameters for frequency, volume, duration, intensity, and movement speed.
Target audience: Pediatricians, physical and occupational therapists, orthopedic surgeons
Course summary: Rehabilitation strategies vary greatly due to vast differences in the dosing of interventions. This course will explore the state of the science in dosing as it relates to children with CP for the musculoskeletal system. The speakers will place an emphasis on treatment strategies with established criteria for dosing—including frequency, volume, duration, intensity, and movement speed —with a focus on structural and functional changes of muscle and bone. Plasticity and recovery outcomes will guide the clinical discussion on how to use targeted interventions by applying the best available evidence. Minimal and optimal dosing parameters will be discussed.
- Evaluate current interventions and their potential to influence structural changes in muscle and bone in children with CP.
- Differentiate between levels of evidence of effective interventions for muscle and bone adaptation.
- Analyze what we currently know regarding dosing parameters and protocols for improvements in muscle and bone structure and function.
- Integrate the knowledge of dosing parameters from evidence-based research with clinical expertise.
Questions for Student Feedback
- Muscles of children with CP can grow in size in response to what types of interventions?
- Compare and contrast the correct dosing parameters when training for muscle power versus muscle strength in children with CP?
- Improving bone structure in children with CP should consider which exogenous and endogenous factors?
|1:00 pm||Noelle Moreau: Dosing parameters and protocols for current and novel therapies to improve muscle outcomes|
|2:00 pm||Robyn Fuchs: Dosing parameters and protocols for current and novel therapies to improve bone outcomes|
|3:00 pm||Mary Gannotti: Summary – dosing parameters; Case study|