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Maximize Neuroplasticity and Minimize Maladaptive Habits in Children and Teenagers with Cerebral Palsy Using an Intensive Model of Therapy

Saturday, November 10
10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: Ballroom E/F/G - Convention Center

This course will provide an overview of human neuroplasticity, emphasizing the impressive recovery advantage of pediatric versus adult brain injury and discuss an intensive and lesion-specific approach to therapy. A wide range of neuroplastic interventions has now been incorporated into the best practice delivery model for adult patients with stroke. Implementation of a similar intensive pediatric service model will be discussed. This course will help participants recognize neuroplastic potential and to institute evidence-based and best practice protocols that can prevent or replace early formed maladaptive movement patterns in cerebral palsy. We will discuss the application of this model for young children, adolescents and those following single event multi-level surgery or selective dorsal rhizotomy. A conceptual model will be presented and application of the model to various existing therapy systems will be addressed.


 

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Pia Stampe, PT, DPT

Owner
Step by Step Pediatric Therapy Center

Pia is the owner of Step by Step Pediatric Therapy Center. She has developed the Step by Step CP Intensives therapy model for cerebral palsy in conjunction with Karen Pape, MD. In addition to her work with children with cerebral palsy, she is also known for her extensive work with and teaching about Brachial Plexus Injuries. She has developed protocols for the use of EMG Biofeedback and EMG Triggered Stimulation in neurorehabilitation.

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Heather L. Hanson, PT, DPT, PCS, MBA

Clinic Supervisor
Step by Step Pediatric Therapy Center

Heather is the outpatient clinic supervisor and clinical educator coordinator at Step by Step Pediatric Therapy Center and works with the intensive model at the center. She is a board-certified pediatric specialist. Prior to working at Step by Step, she worked at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, where she completed a pediatric residency, participated in clinical research, and worked on episodic care implementation.

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