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Certified TheraTogs Fitter Lab Level 2

6.75 Hours — $219 — 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.

Please note: CTF-1 Lab is a prerequisite for this lab.

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An Engaging, Hands-On TheraTogs Fitter Lab

Designed to build upon the principles and strategies pertaining to aligning the torso in the sagittal plane, you'll identify and address factors at the hip joint and femur that can contribute to altered foot progression angle (FPA) in walking.

You'll learn to execute precisely three musculoskeletal assessment procedures undertaken to quantify hip medial and lateral rotation range of motion (ROM) and femoral torsion.

And under Billi Cusick's supervision, you'll perform strapping applications addressing persistent pelvic retraction, intoed and out-toed gait, and stance-phase hip stability.

Within two weeks following successful completion of the lab sessions and exams, you'll receive a Certified TheraTogs Fitter – Level 2 credential.

PRE-REQUISITES: You must have successfully completed the didactic session of Pediatric In-Toeing and Out-Toeing Management for Neuromotor Training, including having passed the didactic examination. And you must earn your TheraTogs Fitter Level I certification.

During the lab

You'll be expected to correctly ...

👉 Execute and record the findings obtained for three musculoskeletal assessments: hip medial and lateral rotation range of motion and the modified femoral torsion test.

👉 Don a TheraTogs Posture and Torso Alignment system that addresses a postural problem specified by the Instructor.

👉 Apply the following strap applications:

  1. Reduce persistent pelvic retraction.
  2. Assist the stance-phase stabilization afforded by the iliotibial band.
  3. Reduce functioning hip medial rotation.
  4. Reduce functioning hip lateral rotation.

👉 Explain the femoral torsion “Green Zone” precaution regarding the use of hip lateral rotation strapping to align the knee axis on the frontal plane.

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Continuing Education Unit Credits

In addition to offering a substantial investment in your professional development, the CTF 1 Lab delivers 6.75 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 2 Lab has been approved for 6.75 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 2 Lab has been approved for 6.75 scientific contact hours by the American Board for Certification (ABC)

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.

Podcast: The Latest TheraTogs Research Study

Billi Cusick sits down with wiredOn podcast host Dr. Mindy Silva to discuss the most recent TheraTogs research.

In this hour-long conversation, they delve into the realm of TheraTogs research and the underlying reasons why past studies have fallen short in fully grasping the profound therapeutic advantages of TheraTogs.

Next, the conversation takes a turn as they unearth the groundbreaking advancements witnessed in TheraTogs’ latest studies. And why these most recent clinical studies, brimming with potential, have aptly captured the effectiveness and desired outcomes when using TheraTogs properly.