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Cusick Follow-Up Lab Sessions – Jan. 22, 2018 – NYC & Jan. 24, 2018 – L.I., NY

Beverly Cusick, PT, MS, C/NDT, COF

January 22, 2018 * New York City * Monday – 8:15 am – 5:30 pm


January 24, 2018 * Long Island * Wednesday – 8:15 am – 5:30 pm

This program provides participants with an opportunity to learn to execute a minimum of 10 lower limb musculoskeletal and pelvic postural assessment procedures under Instructor’s supervision. These participants will then receive a case study that includes videotapes of the child and a copy of his or her reported assessment findings. Working in groups and using guiding worksheets, they will bring the assessment findings to a prioritized management plan, and propose targeted treatment strategies. If a congenial, child volunteer with diplegic CP is available, they will complete the program by participating in a live case presentation in which they will be asked at random to execute an assessment procedure, to explain its significance, and to participate in planning targeted interventions for this child. If the child volunteer is not present, the participants will use the available lab time to practice assessment procedures that they want to gain confidence in executing, and to discuss questions with the Instructor. Instructor will provide assessment tools for use by each group during the lab. All participants and auditors will receive a detailed manual. Registration is limited to 18 participants and 6 auditors. 
**This program is only to alumni of either of the following: Sparking Change in the Treatment of Children with Diplegic Cerebral Palsy or Developmental Orthopedic of the Trunk & Lower Extremity.


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Since 1993 Ms. Cusick has been consulting and practicing privately in Telluride, Colorado. There, she devotes most of her professional effort to generating literature and educational materials, to teaching, and to developing therapeutic products, including her invention, TheraTogs orthotic systems. She is also a guest lecturer for annual conferences of the APTA, the NDTA, and the American Academy of CP and Developmental Medicine, in the US and Canada; the British Association of Prosthetists and Orthotists; and the American Academy of Orthotics and Prosthetics. Instructor of more than 450 courses, by invitation only, in 18 countries, and Associate Professor for the Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions – Pediatrics Program – Provo, Utah, 2006 to present.To purchase Billi’s, Legs & Feet: A Review of Musculoskeletal Assessments DVD, please use the link below:

Learning Objectives:
Participants completing this course are expected to be able to:

  • Demonstrate novice-level skill in executing 10 postural and lower-extremity musculoskeletal assessment procedures.
  • Explain the clinical significance of the finding obtained by executing 10 assessment procedures.
  • Considering a videotaped case study, sort reported assessment findings into orthopedic categories and use them to generate a targeted and prioritized management plan.
  • If possible, execute one assessment procedure upon request with the child volunteer, and explain the implications and relevance of the finding.
  • Contribute one management strategy idea for the child volunteer.

If you know of a child that would be interested in participating in a live demonstration, please contact our office at : or 718-692-1929



January 22, 2018
Touro College
27 West 23rd Street


January 24, 2018
Touro College
1700 Union Blvd
Bay Shore, NY

Cost: $375.00

*Cost includes a take home kit. 



Monday – January 22, 2018


Wednesday – January 24, 2018

8:15 – LAB: Assessment Procedures. Participants work in groups of 3. No formal break.

Sacral angle, Sahrmann’s 2-Joint Flexor Test, Hip Abduction ROM, Hip Rotation ROM in

Extension, Modified Ryder’s Test, Thigh/Foot Angle, Knee Flexion/Extension ROM,

Hamstring Length Test–R1, Limb Lengths Comparison, Ankle DFROM–KE & KF.

12:00 – Lunch on your own.

1:00 – Workshop: Generating a Targeted Management Plan Using Assessment Findings.

Participants work on 1 of 3 videotaped case studies brought by Instructor, alone or in groups.

2:00 – Case Studies – 15-minute discussion each case

2:45 – Short break

3:00 – Live Case Presentation – Full assessment with an ambulatory child with diplegic cerebral palsy. Participants participate in assessment and in planning targeted interventions.

5:30 – Exchange course evaluations for certificates of completion & adjourn

Target Audience:
This program is only to alumni of either of the following: Sparking Change in the Treatment of Children with Diplegic Cerebral Palsy or Developmental Orthopedic of the Trunk & Lower Extremity.

Educational Credits:
7.75 contact hours. Certificates will be awarded.

Application has been made to NJ Board of PT Examiners for CE credits approval.

Recognized by the NY State Education Department’s State Board for Physical Therapy as an approved provider of physical therapy and physical therapy assistant continuing education.   Approved for 7.75 contact hours.