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

The Importance of Movement
– from infant to teen
New webinar series for 2023

This webinar will broadcast live Autumn 2023. 

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

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 life 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.

The focus of this webinar series is paediatric exercise and so this is the perfect course for practitioners who would like to incorporate exercise and movement therapy for children.

We have designed this Webinar Series for fully qualified Osteopaths, Craniosacral Therapists, Chiropractors, Physiotherapists, Etiopaths, Movement Trainers etc. .
We assume that 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 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
Infant techniques to encourage pelvic mobility, weight shifting, head positioning
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 additional neurodiversity
Eyes, vision, and their importance in early movement development
Infant technique full body treatment to ‘activate’ the pelvis
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 most important milestone?
Infant exercises to encourage 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?
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, EDH & 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
Broadcasting from October 2023



We have designed 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 a limited time period of 8 weeks.
We will also supply you with full notes on the presentation.
A 9 hour Certificate of Attendance will be available following the broadcast of the final webinar which you can use for your continuing professional development records.

We will be broadcasting one Webinar a week, for 6 weeks.

We understand that the world is a big place with different time zones. You do not have to watch these webinars live, as you will have 8 weeks to review the videos and subsequent discussions, following the webinar.

If you are joining the live broadcasts TIME ZONES are tricky!  We are broadcasting from London in the UK.  We have highlighted these London times in red on our charts above, and the equivalent times in various places around the world. To the best of our knowledge these global times are correct, but please check depending where you live.

We are using ZOOM as our Webinar interface. You can download ZOOM software for free.
Click here If you have not used this ZOOM before – it’s very easy to use, but you will need a good internet connection to get the best out of these Webinars.

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