The Golden Rule of Managing Pediatric Orthopedic and Motor Development

Expanding Postural Control into Movement, Part 2

1 Hour — $45 — 60-Days' Access

Your Second Golden Rule

In Part 2 of the Golden Rule on-demand program, Billi builds upon the science and foundation of Part 1 — Early Postural Control Acquistion — and discusses the biomechanical and somatosensory aspects of the developing infant’s progress after stabilizing the body center of mass in prone and supine positions. 

Part 2, combined with Part 1, lays down the fundamental events, nomenclature, and core rationale for the Golden Rule. 

Completing Golden Rule Part 1 is a required prerequisite for enrolling in Part 2. Upon your completion of Part 1, we'll send you a registration link for Part 2.

Available in French from our training partner Bia Formations. Other translations in progress.

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“It’s very difficult to get clear, concise information regarding infant motor development and I really appreciate the quality of information as well as the convenience of the presentation type.”

Golden Nuggets from Part 2

At the end of this 60-minute On-Demand course, you’ll be able to

✔️ Compare the location of the body center of mass (COM) in an infant to that of an adult. 

✔️ Explain the effect of a face-side shift of the head on reaching ability, relative to prone positioning.

✔️ Compare the influence of a face-side weight shift and a skull-side weight shift on hip extension range of motion on the loaded side, relative to prone positioning. 

✔️ Compare the influence of a face-side weight shift and a skull-side weight shift on weight loading on the pelvis, relative to prone positioning.

✔️ Describe the derotational righting reflex. 

✔️ Name two movement requirements for completing a roll from side-lying with all limbs flexed into prone position.

✔️ Describe two strategies for moving from prone lying into the quadruped (i.e. hands and knees) position.

✔️ List or identify four benefits of rocking forward and backward in quadruped position. 

✔️ Suggest two strategies that would simplify the task of gaining stability and movement in quadruped position for a child who has difficulty loading the limbs.

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Continuing Education Credits

PHYSICAL THERAPISTS: Upon course completion, you’ll earn a total of 1.0 contact hours which are accepted for PT continuing education credits in over 40 states via Redefine Health Education. For a list of states that accept these CEUs and information about obtaining them in those that do not, please visit Redefine Health Education's website

ORTHOTISTS/PROSTHETISTS: This on-demand online course earns you 1.25 Category I scientific credits through the American Board for Certification (ABC). Full participation in this program is required to be eligible for the full amount of credits approved, which means you need to watch the hour-long course, answer answer 10 quiz questions, get 70% correct to pass, and complete an evaluation form.  

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPISTS: Our application to AOTA for Approved Provider status is in process. Email us for further details.

A behind-the-scenes look at Part 2

The moment you enroll in this course you gain 60-days' access to the content topics shown. From start to finish, Billi brings her experience, research, and discernment to the improvement of your practice.

Beginning with Movement.

Please note: this course is available on demand, and may be accessed at any time during your 60-day access period, which begins on the date you purchased the webinar, not the date you hit play.

Section 1: Introduction & Quick Review

Section 2: Movement Begins…

Section 3: Movement Begins in Prone…

Section 4: Assuming and Using the Quadruped Position

Section 5: Movement Emerges in the Supine Position

Section 6: Summary & Conclusions

Section 7: Q&A

The Big Three

The Big Three course bundle gives you access to three courses at one low price of $133, and includes The Golden Rule of Managing Pediatric Orthopedic and Motor Development, Part 1 and Part 2, and The W-Sitting Controversy.

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“Billi is a wealth of knowledge which she shares in a clear, concise and clinically applicable way… The webinar allows learning in 1 hour chunks of time, with the opportunity to watch again for the week that follows. The handout follows the slides exactly and can be downloaded ahead of time to maximize learning.”
Meet Your Instructor

Billi Cusick

Billi Cusick, PT, MS, NDT, COF/BOC, is an internationally known pediatric physical therapist whose specialty is the orthopedic development and orthotic management of children with cerebral palsy and other neuromotor deficits. 

She has been teaching these and related topics since 1978, including presentations by invitation for the APTA, AACPDM, AOPA, and AAOP and more than 460 full programs and workshops worldwide.

Billi received her BS in PT from Bouve College at Northeastern University in Boston, MA in 1972, and her MS in Clinical and College Teaching for Allied Health Professionals from the University of Kentucky in Lexington in 1988. She is an Associate Professor for the Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions – Pediatrics Program – Provo, Utah (2006-present) and is NDT basic- and baby-trained.