Sponsored by Lurie Children’s Division of Rehabilitative Services & Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, this course will review the importance of tummy time as a foundation for building the strength of antigravity muscles, assisting and addressing contractures, optimizing comfort, and preventing avoidance. Audience members will listen to a discussion on how to incorporate tummy time into everyday routines and the benefits of this position for all SMA types and in all stages of development. The course will address common perceived barriers and discuss strategies to optimize success.
This educational course is designed for physical therapists and caregivers supporting children with SMA.
Laurey Brown, PT, DPT, PCS is a board-certified specialist of pediatric physical therapy who currently works at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and in private practice with Early Intervention. She received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Washington University in St. Louis in 2007 and completed the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disability (LEND) fellowship through Boston Children's Hospital in 2008. She serves as a speaker for the pharmacology companies, Biogen and Sarepta, covering topics related to Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) and Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, respectively. She has over 13 years of experience treating patients with neuromuscular diagnoses and has had multiple poster presentations related to SMA at national and international conferences. She enjoys collaborating with families and providers through the evolving treatment landscape for Spinal Muscular Atrophy.
Laurey Brown has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclosure. Financial disclosures include her role as a consultant for Biogen and Sarepta Therapeutics.
Katie Hoffman, PT, MPT is a pediatric physical therapist currently employed as a Physical Therapist II at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. She has worked in pediatrics for 16+ years after receiving her Master of Physical Therapy from Midwestern University in 2002. Over the last 4 years she has worked primarily as a clinical evaluator in neuromuscular clinical research trials as an active member of the neuromuscular team while also seeing a varied caseload of medically complex patients in the outpatient setting. She has had multiple poster presentations related to children with Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) receiving commercial drug therapy and its impact on the changing natural history. She is dedicated to serving neuromuscular patient populations and their families with special interests in early childhood development, gait development and biomechanics, and patient and family education.
Katie Hoffman has no relevant financial or nonfinancial relationships to disclose
Kristin Krosschell, PT, DPT, MA is a Pediatric Credentialed Specialist Physical Therapy and a Professor at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and a research physical therapist in the Neuromuscular Division at Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago. She is a faculty member teaching in both the pediatric and neurologic curriculum in the Department of PT and Human Movement Sciences at Northwestern University. She has over 30 years of clinical, teaching and research experience in single and multi-center clinical research studies in Spinal Muscular Atrophy. Throughout her career she has participated in regional, national, and international meetings of clinicians and physical therapists where she provides education and training to advance clinical care and clinical research, focusing on outcome measures, research related to motor function, and exercise. She has participated as a member of Medical Advisory Boards for Cure SMA, pharma and international SMA committees including the SMA Standard of Care Committees in 2007 and 2018, and is an Advisory Board Member for the newly developed STEP-IN SMA initiative.
Kristin Krosschell has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclosure. Financial disclosures include her role as an advisory board member and consultant for Biogen, Roche/Genentech, Aspa Therapeutics, and Cure SMA.
Christa Weigel, PT, DPT, PCS is a board-certified specialist in pediatric physical therapy currently employed as a Physical Therapist II at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. She received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Washington University in St. Louis in 2013. She has had multiple national poster presentations related to early detection and intervention for infants with neuromotor deficits and changes in natural history of children with Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) receiving commercial SpinrazaTM. She also presented a lecture on SMA at APPTAC in 2018. She has a passion for working with children with neurological and neuromuscular conditions with special interests in early detection of CP including completion of advanced training in the General Movement Assessment, infant motor development, development of gait, parent/family education and transition of care from pediatrics to adulthood.
Christa Weigel has no relevant financial or nonfinancial relationships to disclose.
This is Part 2 of 2. This module is a live format event and will launch on May 4, 2021. It will be recorded and released at a future date on-demand. Both versions will offer credential credit through the Illinois Early Intervention Program, as well as continuing education through the Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation for physical and occupational therapists.
Following completion of the live event module, you will be verified and once attendance verification is made, you will be sent specific instructions on how to claim your credit.
By the end of this course, participants will be able to:
1. Recognize the importance of early weightbearing using good alignment
2. Discover opportunities to attain safe standing in home or therapy environment
3. Summarize important considerations, prior to initiating a standing protocol
4. Compare and contrast various devices and supports used to assist in standing
7:00 PM – 7:05 PM: Speaker Introductions
7:05 PM – 7:30 PM: Discuss importance of early weightbearing;
Review the general hip and lower exremity anatomy and development
Review safety concerns and sepcial considerations prior to initiating standing program
7:30 PM – 7:50 PM: Discussion and collaboration of patient or child cases/scenarios.
7:50 PM – 8:00 PM: Questions and final comments
To register for this course, please visit https://luriechildrens.webex.com/. Enter this Course ID 130 560 3811 and this Password Standing4SMA to register.
Department of Financial & Professional Regulation as a continuing education provider for occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants, License No. 224.000030: This course is offered for 1.0 hours for attending Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants.
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago has been approved by the Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation as a continuing education provider for physical therapists and physical therapy assistants, License No. 216.000060; This course is offered for 1.0 hours for attending Physical Therapists & Physical Therapy Assistants.
The Illinois Early Intervention Training Program has approved this event for 1.0 hours of EI credential credit in the area of Intervention (1.0).