Published case studies will be presented that demonstrate the impact of dynamic stander use on motor skills performance in children with neurological impairment. The case studies support practical application of therapeutic concepts and approaches to posture and movement within everyday clinical practice. Presenters will create a platform for discussion on evidence based practice, outcome measurement and goal advancement. Learners will understand the benefits of dynamic posture and the role this can have in movement development, how a dynamic stander ‘Bridges the Gap’ between standing and walking, and how to apply dynamic movement and dynamic equipment to real life situations and clinical practice.

Learning Objectives

  1. Participants will be able to describe 3 benefits of dynamic posture and the role this can have in movement development.
  2. Participants will be able to describe how dynamic standing can bridge the gap between standing and walking giving one example.
  3. Participants will be able describe how dynamic movement can be applied to clinical practice siting 2 examples. 
  4. Participants will be able to recognize and describe how a dynamic standing program can integrate into a child’s everyday life.

About the Speaker


Elaine Westlake PT, DPT, MA
 Elaine received her BS in physical therapy form the University of Washington in Seattle in 1995 and doctorate in physical therapy from Temple University in Philadelphia in 2012.  Additionally, Elaine received a masters in rehabilitation engineering technology from San Francisco State University in 1993. Elaine has a private practice in San Francisco, CA specializing in pediatrics and children with neurological and rare diseases, implementing dynamic programs, as well as providing and modifying equipment.  

Frances K George MSc BSc MCSP HPC

Frances is an experienced physiotherapist and Independent consultant. Having graduated from the University of Bradford in 2001, Frances has gone onto study and complete her MSc.
Frances has particular expertise and knowledge in the management of children with complex disabilities and the provision of appropriate therapies and equipment; specializing in posture, motor control and clinical assessment. 



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0.1 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

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