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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.

Jo-Anne Weltman: Cuevas MEDEK Exercises (CME) in neuromotor rehabilitation for Peadiatric Physiother

CME Cuevas MEDEK Exercises Jo-Anne Weltman

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Jo-Anne has worked as a paediatric physiotherapist in South Africa, America, New Zealand and Canada - in hospitals, early intervention, schools and private practice. Her clinical knowledge is multifaceted and she has life long love of hands-on learning. Her specialty is Cuevas MEDEK Exercises and she has kindly offered to share her insights and learnings with us.

To find out more about CME and how it fits in with more traditional therapies plus a whole lot of useful advice scroll down to the podcast player to listen or find us on iTunes or Stitcher.

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  • What's so great about CME? 4:40

  • What is CME actually? 5:30

  • CME ontroversies and criticisms addressed 7:30

  • The nuts & bolts - what does CME look like 11:14

  • HEP, stretching / abnormal patterns, sensory input / posture / prevention of musculoskeletal deformities, intensity, length of treatments

  • What type of children are appropriate for CME 17:58

  • Orthotics and assistive devices in CME 19:57

  • Research 21:57

  • Training 23:46

  • CME vs NDT 25:45

  • CME equipment 27:02

  • Prechtel's General Movement Assessment 28:14

  • Questions 31:07

  • Who is MEDEK appropriate for

  • Addressing the core and walking in kids with spastic diplegia

  • NDT and MEDEK compatibility

  • CME Training opportunities

  • Dr Penny Butler's Targeted Training and SATCo 34:28

  • Mentoring and Joanne’s new online project 37:36


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