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Certified TheraTog Fitters Lab 1

5.25 Hours — $TBD — Full Day In-Person Lab

Learn how to don TheraTogs garments and assorted straps to optimize postural alignment and bodyweight loading on the feet in standing position.

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An Engaging, Hands-On TheraTogs Fitter Lab

First, you'll apply the didactic program principles and strategies in this supervised, hands-on lab program, beginning with the measurement of sagittal-plane spinal and pelvic alignment in sitting and standing positions.

Then you'll move on acquiring and demonstrating competence in donning TheraTogs garments and assorted straps to optimize postural alignment and bodyweight loading on the feet in standing position.

Within two weeks following successful completion of the lab sessions and exams, you'll receive a Certified TheraTogs Fitter – Level I credential.

PRE-REQUISITES: You must have successfully completed the didactic session of Posture & Torso Alignment in Pediatric Orthopedic Development, including having passed the didactic examination. Precourse review materials are assigned to expedite learning in this lab program.

During the lab

You'll be expected to demonstrate competence — and to pass the related exam — in measuring four components of sagittal-plane alignment of the thoracic spine and pelvis in sitting and standing positions and in donning the garments, facilitating desired alignment changes, and using straps effectively to address these issues:

👉 Flexible thoracic kyphosis

👉 Flexible shoulder protraction with scapular abduction

👉 Flexible thoracolumbar kyphosis

👉 Flexible lumbar lordosis

👉 Flexible thoracolumbar lordosis

👉 Excessive pelvic anteversion

👉 Diminished pelvic anteversion

👉 Chronic Body weight displacement over the forefeet

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Continuing Education Unit Credits

In addition to offering a substantial investment in your professional development, the CTF 1 Lab delivers 5.25 contact hours.

Certificates will be issued within two weeks of course completion for those who score an 85% or better on all lab competencies and submit their online evaluation.

For Physical Therapists/Physical Therapist Assistants: CTF 1 Lab has been approved for 5.25 contact hours and CEUs in multiple states (39 as of this date) by Redefine Health Education, Inc. For a list of approved states, visit their website.

If you are in a state not listed, Redefine Health Education will assist you in applying for individual approval. You will receive two certificates — one recognizing your course completion, and one documenting the CEU approval.

For Orthotists: CTF 1 Lab has been approved for 5.25 scientific contact hours by ABC.

For Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapy Assistants: Our application for AOTA Provider status is in process.

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.