18 Nov new kinectED course + presenter!
Excited to introduce our newest kinectED presenter, Dr. Jennifer Hutton, who will be presenting w/ Matt McCulloch in our upcoming virtual course, Developmental Missteps: Pilates + Corrective Exercise as a Solution on 12/3, 1-5pm EST. Read on to learn more about her + what she’ll be presenting, and snag your spot here.
Q: What was your inspiration for entering into the work you do now?
A: My youngest cousin was diagnosed with cerebral palsy when he was 2 years old and the doctor told his mother he would likely never walk; told her to just prepare for him to be in a wheelchair. I was able to observe him in therapies learning how to walk and do everything they were told he wouldn’t be able to do. I decided I wanted to work with children in that capacity. I wanted to help children work to do what has been deemed difficult or impossible. While the world reminds children with special needs of their limitations, I believe they are all capable of the impossible and I work to help them see that their special gifts will help them be their best selves.
Q: What excites you about the future of corrective movement and PT?
A: I’m excited that we continue to learn more about how the body works so that we can fine-tune ways to help people. I also am excited to see how more wellness areas that have traditionally been for fitness work together with physical therapy.
Q: What are you most looking forward to presenting at this workshop?
A: I’m looking forward to talking about the basics of milestones. Learning the building blocks help you see what may need to be addressed in the child in front of you.
Q: What are 3 things participants will take away from your section of the workshop?
– the role of primitive reflexes and the physical manifestations when they do not fully integrate
– the key milestones, the age ranges they should be reached and what posture and movement may look like if these milestones are not achieved
– activities + exercises that can be used to work on integrating reflexes and milestones