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Pediatric Patient II: Neonate to

   October 21-22nd, 2022
St. George, UT (StG)
                         --Instructor Neal O'Neal, PT

This course prepares the manual practitioner to treat the pediatric patient throughout their growth and development into adulthood The focus of this investigation will center on the most common problems experienced in pediatric care of both a musculoskeletal and systemic nature. Musculoskeletally, we will explore motor developmental stages to illustrate approaches to injury and slowed or altered progression of motor development. Systemically, we will use the developing immune system as a lens to understand the growth, development , and maturation of the organ systems. Specifically, we will discuss the most common childhood diseases and how the pediatric response reveals the status of the underlying organ system and its supporting immune aspect. We will follow both these studies up with manual treatment approaches guided by the knowledge gained to aid the pediatric patient to continue to develop and grow appropriately.

Kid Playing with Wooden Toys

Pediatric Patient II

October 21-22nd, 2022


Westside Studio of Performing Arts

170 N 400 E, St. George, UT 84770

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-

1) Ability to recognize common motor development patterns and reflexes in the pediatric population and when a subject falls outside of those patterns how to assess and treat to return function. 

2) Ask appropriate patient history questions that take into account new, research-based understanding of pediatric musculoskeletal and systemic organ system development paired with an ability to recognize childhood diseases processes and the underlying organ systems involved.

3) Identify, palpate and test for dysfunction of common gait pattern presentation in the pediatric population.


4) Demonstrate various treatment strategies such as Osteopathic Cranial Technique, Muscle Energy Technique, Counterstrain-positional release, Neurolymphatic, and Neurovascular Techniques as applied to pediatric patients;


5) Perform appropriate Global and Regional provocation tests for the pediatric population.


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.




9am    –   12pm        Pediatric Development and Neurology: Motor Milestones, Reflexes, and Organ Systems (Lecture)

12pm   –  1pm          Lunch

1pm    –   3:45pm     Organ Systems and their Immunity: Aerodigestive, Lymphoid - Brown Fat, and Integument (Lecture)

3:45pm – 6pm          Global and Regional Provocation Tests for Pediatric Patient (Lab)



9am    –     10:30am Cranial, Craniosacral,  Spine - MET Assessment (Lab)

10:30am – 12pm      Special Role of the Sympathetics in Pediatric Immunity   (Lab)

12 – 1pm                   Lunch

1pm  – 3:30pm         Lymphatic and Soft Tissue Treatments for the Pediatric Patient (Lab)

3:30pm – 6pm          Integrated Neurological Treatment of the Pediatric Patient - SNS (Lab)

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