Children with extremely low tone, from a variety of different diagnoses, are at high risk for spinal deformities and secondary adverse respiratory events.

We know this risk exists, yet too often the approach seems to be “wait and see if this becomes a problem.”

The presenter of this webinar will argue that spinal collapse is a problem before you see the scoliosis. She will suggest a prophylactic management of the spine, starting in infancy, based on a model of managing trunk pressures (soda pop can model). She will apply the concepts to a child with cerebral palsy who was at high risk of consequential spinal deformity, watching his postural development from 1 – 10 years of age.

Join the Paediatric Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association for this live webinar ‘Postural Development and Very Low Tone: Is it possible to avoid disaster?’