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WEBINAR SERIES – The Importance of Movement – from infant to teen

The Importance of Movement from Infant to Teen

This webinar series is presented by Miranda Clayton – Registered Osteopath and Janey Sattentau – Movement Teacher

The online version is available to purchase – scroll down to the red booking button and choose ‘HOME STUDY PACKAGE’.
We will broadcast again live late 2024.

There has been a radical shift in both posture and movement in babies and children over the past 35 years. An increasing evidence base indicates that these changing patterns have links to all kinds of general health and developmental disorders such as autism, attention deficit disorders, sensory processing disorders & dyspraxia, to name just a few.

This course examines innate and early movement, including how to evaluate, treat and give parental exercises to optimise early life development. Where movement milestones have been missed or poorly integrated, we demonstrate a range of exercise sessions suitable for the older child.

This webinar series is suitable for Osteopaths, Chiropractors, Physiotherapists, Etiopaths, Movement Trainers etc. The focus of these webinars is paediatric exercise and so this is the perfect course for a whole range of practitioners wanting to incorporate exercise and movement therapy for children.
We assume that all practitioners will have some prior paediatric knowledge before taking part.


WEBINAR 1 The beginnings of movement
General introduction – how early life movement has changed over the past 40 years
How do babies start to move? Innate movement in utero & early life
The experience of a baby supine & prone from a mechanical, neurological and visceral perspective
How can we make a baby comfortable in prone position – techniques and exercises for ‘tummy time’
Techniques to encourage pelvic mobility, weight shifting, and head positioning in the infant
Guidance for parents on baby carrying ‘containers’
Exercises for children to encourage spinal extension and counteract lack of early prone positioning

WEBINAR 2 rolling and sitting
Possible link between early movement disorders and autism, ADD and other neurodiversity
Eyes & vision – their importance in early movement development
Infant technique – ‘activating’ the pelvis & spine
Exercises for children to encourage pelvic mobility and counteract a ‘tucked’ pelvic posture
Introduction to infant rolling – how do we learn to roll and what do we need to be able to do this?
Infant exercises to promote rolling in all directions
Exercises for children who missed out on their rolling milestones
Introduction to infant sitting – how do we learn to sit and what do we need to be able to do this?
Exercises for children who find it hard to sit or have poor seated posture

WEBINAR 3 quadruped, crawling, arching
The importance and benefits of crawling and the quadruped position
How do we learn to crawl and what do we need to be able to do this? What are the consequences of missing out on this important milestone?
Exercises to encourage infant crawling
The Symmetrical Tonic Neck Reflex (STNR) and its roll in crawling.
Assessment of the retained STNR in children
Exercises for children who have missed out on crawling or have retained STNR
Exercises for children to adopt and maintain a quadruped position
Infant ‘arching’ – an abnormal early movement – its causes and treatment
Exercises for children to promote crawling skills and advanced crawling skills – animal walks sequence

WEBINAR 4 Balance and Proprioception
Introduction to balance and proprioception and its neurological underpinnings
How these faculties develop throughout infancy and childhood and what may be the consequences of poor or altered development
Causes of proprioceptive processing disorders in children
Assessment of proprioception in children
Common features of children struggling with proprioceptive processing
Introduction to sensory processing disorders
How do we know when a child would benefit from proprioceptive activities?
How can we help with providing movements and exercises designed to enhance balance & proprioception?
Exercises for children: static balance exercises, using the wobble board, dynamic balance exercises, challenging the base of support, Bosu balance exercises, building strength with balance exercises

WEBINAR 5 Hypermobility part 1
Introduction and definition of hypermobility in infants and children
Hypermobility and its associations with ADD, ADHD & anxiety disorders
Clinical assessments for hypermobility – assessment tools old & new and their validity
Hypermobile joints with hypertonic muscles – a common pattern
Aims of exercise and movement in managing hypermobility
Considerations in planning an exercise programme
Exercises for the hypermobile child – lower body: lower body isometrics and progressions – bridging, additional lower body isometrics, other lower body exercises, squatting, lunging

WEBINAR 6  Hypermobility part 2
Connective tissue and collagen disorders – hypermobile spectrum disorders, EDS & Marfan’s – diagnosis and management
Common problematic areas in the hypermobile child:
‘W’ sitting postures, femoral anteversion & its consequences – hip instability in teenagers
The hypermobile knee and hypermobile foot
Exercises for the hypermobile child – upper body: banded exercises, foot strengthening exercises, upper body isometrics and progressions, general upper body strength, core exercises, exercises to help with handwriting pain

Total Cost of Webinar Series is £210.00 GBP

The Importance of Movement
Webinar Series



We are offering a really practical 6 part Webinar Series, Each Webinar is delivered as a one hour presentation followed by a 30 minute live discussion and question & answer session with Miranda Clayton and Janey Sattentau.

Following the Webinar you will be able to view both the presentation & the Q&A session on our video platform for three months.
Full notes are provided for each webinar and a 9 hour Certificate of Attendance  which you can use for your continuing professional development records.

The Level of these webinars is postgraduate. To get the most out of the presentations you will need:

  • Be able to undertake a full health history of a child or young person.
  • Understand your legal obligations when treating/teaching paediatric patients, including cautions & contra-indications.
  • Understand the need for medical referrals where indicated.
  • Be clear that you are working within the guidelines of your particular professional or registering organisation.
    Check with us if you are unsure  mumandbabyCPD@gmail.com