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As physical, occupational and speech therapists working with children with complex needs (and too often) exhausted families and disconnected teams that don't always see eye-to-eye, we recognised the need for clinical discussions that go beyond what we can gather from textbook and published guidelines.

Susan Blum: TMR Tots & Teens - A Foundational Toolbox For Pediatric Physical Therapists

Esther de Ru: Elastic Therapeutic Taping in Pediatrics

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I’ve been interviewing amazing clinicians for well over a year now, and therapists often reach out to me and make suggestions about who they think is worthy of an interview. One of the names that has been recommended to me more than most has to have been Susan Blum and if you haven’t at least heard her name mentioned alongside TMR tots and teens, I’m thinking you’re probably a wee bit isolated from the general chatter of pediatric physical therapists online. The growing number of therapists that have been raving about and recommending her approach is a tiny window of insight into the power and exciting potential behind this systematic approach to treating a wide range of children (and adults) with difficulties ranging from delayed milestones to cerebral palsy and everything in between and I have been dying to find out more.

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  • Why TMR? 03:47

  • The problem with stretching 9:29

  • Wheelchairs and laterals 11:09

  • Developing TMR Tots & Teens 13:36

  • A radical shift in approach 17:03

  • The most important things 17:54

  • What changes after TMR? 18:53

  • Common misunderstandings and the importance of loading 21:24

  • Is it evidence based practice? 24:38

  • Treatment challenges and TMR 24:38

  • Questions

  • Working into the position of ease 42:00

  • The science 43:08

  • The syndrome of postural deformity 46:08

  • Feldenkrais 47:30

  • Case study examples 49:00

  • Constraint Induced Therapy and TMR 56:19

  • The last gear shift 60:50

  • Live vs Online workshops 63:41




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