Physical therapy for all children
Pediatric Integrative Manual Therapy (PIMT) is a revolutionary concept in physical therapy for the assessment and treatment of different musculoskeletal pathologies and neurodevelopmental disorders in infants and children.
PIMTprovides you with everything you need to assess and treat articular dysfunctions and tissue disorders with manual therapy in children and infants, with a deep knowledge of neurodevelopment and the keys to stimulate it
Training in PIMT is structured around 3 basic levels and different advanced level seminars
Pediatric Integrative Manual Therapy and introduction to Neurodevelopment
In this level, which comprises two seminars, you will learn the basics of pediatric integrative manual therapy, combining theoretical concepts with practical cases.
At the end, you will have the necessary skills to assess and treat the spine and limbs, both at a structural level (joints, tissues, neuromeningeal system) and a functional level (exercises and stimulation of development).
More specifically, you will learn how to assess and treat children with excessive antero-internal patterns or who turn their feet inward when walking, as well as different neuro-orthopedic disorders that are common in pediatric care, with an effective adapted manual therapy and the stimulation of the correct motor patterns.
You will understand the biomechanics of childbirth and its consequences for the cervical spine of the infant.
You will learn how to accurately assess the cervical spine to administer an effective treatment in cases of torticollis and preferred head positions
Assessment and treatment of neurodevelopment from the model of Pediatric Integrative Manual Therapy
In this level, which comprises two or three seminars, you will learn how to assess the neurodevelopmental state of infants and children. You will also be able to put it into relation with musculoskeletal aspects that have impeded an adequate development.
You will understand in great detail the motor and sensorial development and the postural control of the infant, and you will acquire the keys to infant stimulation for an optimal development. You will learn about the scales and screening tests that you can use to verify that development.
You will understand the neurological basis behind attention and learning, and with them you will be able to assess sensorial and motor aspects in children with developmental disorders. You will learn how to assess coordination, balance, ocular motricity and other essential aspects.
You will deepen you clinical reasoning for developmental disorders in pediatric care, and you will be able to design an effective treatment plan with the patient’s family and in coordination with other professionals.
Assessment and treatment of the cranium and face from an integrative model in Pediatric Manual Therapy
In this level you will acquire clear and functional knowledge of the cranial structures and their differences between children and adults.
You will become an expert in cranial deformities in infants and you will be able to assess and treat positional plagiocephaly with effective and evidence-based techniques.
You will learn manual techniques for the cranium and face of infants and children, based on an original concept, different from the precepts of osteopathy or craniosacral therapy.
You will learn how to assess and treat the cranium and the face considering their constant relationship with the orofacial, oropharyngeal, lacrimal, or respiratory systems, among others. This will allow you to integrate manual therapy with the stimulation of development you learned about in the previous seminars.
This is, ultimately, a new view on pediatric care!