Gail Ritchie, OTR/L is an independent, pediatric therapy provider and Occupational Therapist offering a range of therapies based on the culmination of skills and expertise attained over the last 30 years. Therapies include a variety of techniques and strategies specific to the individual needs of the child and family, while providing both emotional support and challenge.
A nationally and internationally renowned clinical educator and a certified NDTA instructor since 1996, Gail participated in the development of the book entitled Neuro-Development Approach: Theoretical Foundations and Principles of Clinical Practice and the study guide for Neuro-Developmental Treatment Approach: Theoretical Foundations and Principles of Clinical Practice. She is currently on the Theory and Curriculum Committees for the NDTA.
Join us to hear Gail present her new course:
Myofascial Release and Its Application to Neuro-Developmental Treatment
October 21-22, 2016 – Rockford, IL
December 2-3, 2016 – Roanoke, VA
April 1-2, 2017 – Los Angeles, CA
July 28-29, 2017 – TBA
October 7-8, 2017 – Washington, DC
November 9-10, 2017 – Kissimmee, FL
December 8-9, 2017 – Mountainside, NJ
In this symposium we will review the Fascial system as it relates to individuals with atypical posture and movement. When atypical posture and movement alter the natural and efficient alignment of the skeleton, the fascial system adapts by contracting and bonding. The primary focus of this workshop will be on the hands on treatment, using MFR addressing the musculoskeletal system that is needed prior to facilitation of movement. As therapists we can improve our clinical decision making skills by forming and testing hypotheses regarding critical impairments when treating individuals diagnosed with multiple system impairments such as cerebral palsy, stroke, congenital hypotonicity, and other neuromotor impairments.
This material is useful for Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists and Assistants working with either the adult or pediatric populations.
This course can be applied toward NDTA re-certification