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Pediatric Patient I (SEA)
   February 11-21th, 2022
Pursuit Performance Training, Redmond, WA
                         --Instructor Neal O'Neal, PT

Maternity Yoga Private Class

In treating the pediatric patient, we must start by treating the ecology which brings the child into the world, striving to prevent as much problem as possible. This ecology is first the mother, then the placenta, and then the interaction of the two. Then it is down to the mother and the child after birth and their interaction. Continuing, the prevention is between the child and their environment. We seek to judiciously step in throughout this process and make a pathway for return to, or limited deviation from, health for the child. We are not curing at any stage; we are removing barriers to proper function and development.​

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The barriers we most often come up against are fluid tension that won’t wax (for growth and development) or won’t wane (to solidify into a higher stage of development but remain stuck in lower level of development). Our goal is to optimize that tidal relationship for proper growth and development are integral to bringing the pediatric patient into the world in optimal health and well-being. It is the manual practitioner’s knowledge and skill which is invaluable in guiding that process and then mitigate those processes to place the mother and neonate in a position to thrive. This course is designed to provide greater knowledge and insight such that the advanced manual practitioner may have a positive impact on the entire process through appropriate manual and informative treatment.


Pediatric Patient I

February 11-12th, 2022


Pursuit Performance Training

14961 NE 95th St

Redmond, WA 98052

Target audience: Licensed healthcare providers including, but not limited to:

PT, AT, DC, MT, RN, OT, LMT, and ND.

16 contact hours – 16 1-A hours anticipated  


Instructors: Neal O'Neal, PT

Class is held 9-6 Friday and Saturday.


Fees: $500/student, Associates of Autumn Mayberry may utilize a discount code found on her website for a discount code.  Course limited to 24 students.









Learning Objectives: Upon course completion, the participant will be able to-


Pediatric patients offer the manual practitioner the opportunity to examine and begin an early program for a patient:


At the end of the workshop the attendee will be able to:

  1. Discuss the musculoskeletal aspect of disease relative to respiratory disease (upper and lower) and common infant issues,

  2. Demonstrate and explain the rationale & techniques for Osteopathic Manual Therapy in the infant,

  3. Demonstrate and explain the rationale and techniques for the child with chronic/recurrent otitis media.

  4. Demonstrate and explain the rationale and techniques for the child with aerodigestive dysfunction,

  5. To guide the infant toward health and wellness (to thrive),

  6. Observe and treat for somatic and visceral dysfunction that can affect healthy growth and development,

  7. Infants and children have different anatomical and functional characteristics unique to the pediatric patient,

  8. A method for observation, evaluation, or assessment, is honed that provides clinical reasoning for how to appropriately modify manual treatment.

Materials Provided: A binder of the course materials will be provided to each student to follow along and take notes during the lecture and lab portions of the class.

Purpose: The purpose of this class is to provide the clinical practitioner with the knowledge of how recent research has changed current clinical treatment approaches to the thoracolumbar spine and lower extremity. 





           9:00AM – 9:30AM              OPENING REMARKS

           9:30AM – 10:30AM            CRANIAL AND CERVICAL EMBRYOLOGY

           10:30AM – 12:00PM          EMBRYOLOGY AND NEUROLOGY

           12:00PM - 1:00PM             LUNCH

           1:00PM – 3:15PM              MANUAL TREATMENT MOTHER / PLACENTA LAB

           3:15PM – 5:30PM              MOTHER / PLACENTA LAB CONTINUED

           5:30PM - 6:00PM               DAY 1 SUMMARY



           9:00AM – 9:30AM              MANUAL TREATMENT PEDIATRIC PATIENT LAB

           9:30AM – 10:30AM            PEDIATRIC TREATMENT LAB

           10:30AM – 12:00PM          PEDIATRIC TREATMENT LAB CONTINUED

           12:00PM - 1:00PM             LUNCH

           1:00 PM – 3:15PM             IMPLICATIONS FOR CRANIAL TREATMENT

           3:15 PM – 4:30PM             EVALUATION CRANIAL SYSTEM LAB

           4:30 PM – 5;30PM             BIOMECHANICS VAGINAL AND C-SECTION BIRTH

           5:30 PM – 6:00PM             DAY 2 SUMMARY

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