Pediatric Evolution

An Integrated Approach to Optimizing Functional Development and Upright Growth

Live Course

"This course is so exciting, simply because it will address issues related to neuromechanical pattern formation at early ages, where both preventative and precautionary measures can be incorporated at stages of development that reflect networking of bi-hemispheric cortices and alternating of mechanical bilateral appendages; as primitive reflexes drop off, and as adult kinesemiotic reactions are engrained. Lisa Mangino, with her clinical experience in pediatrics, neurodevelopment, scoliosis and PRI, will make this an unforgettable experience for those interested in incorporating the science behind PRI with the science behind human growth of pattern formation."

Course Information

This advance lecture and demonstration course is designed to assist physical therapist, occupational therapists, speech and language pathologists and members of the pediatric interdisciplinary team, in obtaining optimal outcomes for humans, 16 years of age and under, that are developing and growing dysfunctional patterns of movement-based, cognitive, communicative, proprioceptive and kinesthetic behavior.  The pediatric Posterior Exterior Chain (Bilateral PEC), spatial preference related to human underlying hemispheric specialization, central auditory and visual processing, and dependency on primitive tonic reflexes (STNR, ATNR, and TLR) will be related to the asymmetrical growth and development of the adolescent/juvenile airway, the diaphragmatic function (AIC) and the pulmonary flow (BC).  Treatment program development and demonstration are designed to help the pediatric individual optimize gross motor milestone acquistion, functional balanced awareness and security during forward locomotor movement, upper extremity coordination and interlimb purpose, and enjoyable kinesemiotic exploration.  Common compensatory recognition, challenges, set up of activities, and what type of pediatric individual would benefit from each technique will be presented and discussed, along with recommendations and suggestions that should optimize individual compliance and interest. 

Prior attendance of Postural Respiration is required.

Education Level: Advanced

Cost: $575 (Early registration rate: At least 4 weeks before the course)
          $625 (Late registration rate: Within 4 weeks of the course)

Live Stream courses will take place from 8am-5pm CT each day, and certificates of completion/CE credit will be awarded the following week after completion of the course evaluation survey and short post-test. For more information on whether your state/organization is approved for CE approval, please click on the "Accreditation" tab below. Live Stream courses will be engaging, interactive and include demonstration of objective testing and/or non-manual techniques, in addition to course attendees being able to ask questions throughout the course. All that’s needed on your end is reliable internet access, a webcam, microphone and speaker (or a smart phone can be used if you do not have a computer or laptop with this capability). The course manual will be shipped directly to you 1-2 weeks before the course. *International registrants will receive access to a digital version of the course manual. In addition, participants will receive access to the recording of the live stream course for 14 days to review the material, and re-watch any material that may have been missed due to connection issues. Those who attend in-person during a live streamed course will also receive access to the recording for 14 days. Extensions beyond this 14 day review are not available. ***Please note: In order to receive access to the recording for review, you must participate in person on the Live Stream course with your camera on for at least half of the course (8 hours). If you sign up for the course and do not participate in at least 8 hours of the live stream, you will not receive the recording and you will not be refunded. Also, once course manuals have been shipped (or emailed to international attendees), there will be no refunds for cancellations.***

Date Hosted By Faculty Seats Register
January 20-21, 2023 Postural Restoration Institute (Friday & Saturday) Lincoln , Nebraska Lisa Mangino & Ron Hruska 17 Open
January 20-21, 2023 Live Stream (Friday & Saturday) Lisa Mangino & Ron Hruska 96 Open
April 1-2, 2023 ProActive Physical Therapy & Performance Center Fort Collins , Colorado Lisa Mangino 15 Open
October 20-21, 2023 Alpine Physical Therapy (FRIDAY & SATURDAY) Seattle , Washington Lisa Mangino 36 Open

Course Registration

Registration is limited to ensure a low faculty to student ratio. Please register early. Courses will be canceled or rescheduled if fewer than 15 participants have registered by the early registration deadline of four weeks prior to the scheduled course date.

Special Needs Requests

If you have a disability and require accommodation in order to fully participate in this course, please contact us at least two weeks prior to the course date so that arrangements can be made.

Course Completion

The course must be attended in full, and an online course evaluation summary and short post-test (with a passing score of 70% or higher) must be completed in order to receive a certificate of completion for 15 CE hours. Certificates of completion will be emailed after the online course evaluation summary and post-test have been completed  If you arrive late, or leave early, your certificate of completion will be adjusted for the number of CE hours you were in attendance. *For live stream courses, if you have your camera turned off at any time for greater than 15 minutes, this time will be deducted from your total hours on your certificate of completion.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Tuition is refundable less $50 if cancelled 14 days before the course date. Tuition is not refundable for registrations or cancellations within 14 days of the course. However, you may have someone attend in your place or attend on another date. If you choose to attend on another date, a $50 fee applies to transfer your registration. If you are a no show and we have no communication with you before the course you will forfeit your course tuition. PRI reserves the right to cancel a course and will refund the tuition fee only. *Please note: For Live Stream Courses, once course manuals have been shipped (or emailed to international attendees), there will be no refunds for cancellations.