Cerebral Palsy

  1. Evaluation, Handling and Positioning of Premature Babies. Online Course by Equipo en Vuelo, Argentina. Trainers: Andrea Mira O, Rodolfo Bastías L (February-March 2023)
  2. LINKED: Breathing & Postural Control Course. Dr. Massery’s novel “soda pop can model” links breathing mechanics (including the vocal folds), to postural control using multi-system interactions. Trainer: Mary Massery (February 10-11, 2023)
  3. Principles of Child Neurology in Infancy. An accredited online learning course by European Paediatric Neurology Society and MacKeith Press, 10 EACCME® accreditation points (2022)
  4. Clinical Practice of Child Neurology in Infancy. An accredited online learning course by European Paediatric Neurology Society and MacKeith Press, 10 EACCME® accreditation points (2022)
  5. European Paediatric Orthopaedic Society (EPOS, www.epos.org) Advanced course on Treatment Principles in Cerebral Palsy. Course Chairs: Elke Viehweger, Reinald Brunner (October 2021-January 2022).
  6. Certified Practitioner in Bayley-4 – Assessing Key Developmental Domains in Young Children, Pearson India Education Services Private Limited. The Bayley Scales of Infant and Toddler Development is used to identify deficits in very young children across five major developmental domains: cognitive, language, motor, adaptive behaviour and social-emotional (December 10-11, 2021).
  7. International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics Short course on Multi-Disciplinary Management of Cerebral Palsy, Bengaluru, India. Trainers: Prof. Jules Becher, Danny Cornelissen, Eefje Muselaers, Peter de Groot, Hanneke Vlaardingerbroek, Netherlands (December 12-15, 2019).
  8. Certified practitioner in Advanced Biomechanical Rehabilitation (ABR), Bengaluru, India. Trainer: Leonid Blyum, Cyprus/Russia (Developer of ABR). ABR is a method that seeks to transfer localised stress stimulus to otherwise neglected tissues in persons with cerebral palsy (CP). The purpose of ABR is to invoke beneficial remodelling or strengthening of the irregular and weakened tissues through the process of encouraged mechanotransduction. ABR’s uniqueness lies in successfully addressing fascia in persons with CP, encouraging the re-alignment of their musculoskeletal structure and their overall global development (February 21-25, 2019).
  9. Workshop on Application of EMG Biofeedback for Cerebral Palsy, RECOUP, Bengaluru, India. Trainer: Dr. Gary Krasilovsky, USA (February 4, 2019).
  10. Certified practitioner in Somatic Movement and Yoga for Children with Disabilities. Trainer: Marcia Monroe, USA (February 25, 2018).
  11. American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine (AACPDM) 71st Annual Meeting, Montréal, Canada, 22.5 credit hours (September 13-16, 2017).
  12. 29th EACD Conference 2017, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, European Academy of Childhood Disability, 21 Credit Hours (May 17- 20, 2017).
  13. 16th World Congress of the International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics, Cape Town, South Africa (May 8-11, 2017).
  14. Level 1 Certification Course in Play Therapy, by Play Therapy India at RECOUP, Bengaluru, India. Trainer: Lucy Bowen (December 16-17, 2016).
  15. Preconference Course on Orthopaedics in Cerebral palsy – challenge the controversies, 5th International Conference of Cerebral Palsy, Stockholm, Sweden (May 31-June 1, 2016). Faculty: Freeman Miller, USA; Reinald Brunner, Switzerland; Hank Chambers, USA; Thomas Dreher, Germany; Martin Gough, UK, Gunnar Hägglund, Sweden; Marek Jozwiak, Poland and Tim Theologis, UK.
  16. Instructional courses on Measuring bimanual hand use across the ages in children with cerebral palsy; GMFM in practice: opportunities, challenges and future – what’s app?; The Next Generation of Intensive Pediatric Rehabilitation Therapies: Efficacy to Effective Clinical Implementation. Symposium on Brain structure and motor and cognitive development in infants, children, and young adults born preterm; Spasticity: Good or Bad?; The end organ: muscle in cerebral palsy; Dyskinetic cerebral palsy: from better understanding towards a targeted management; Go Baby Go; creating technology and training that lets a kid act like a kid; Action-Observation Training: a new approach for rehabilitation of motor disorders in children; Neural Precursor ”Stem Cells”– The Hope and the Hype: Are We Ready?; International Clinical Guidelines for Early Detection and Early Neurorehabilitation of infants with CP – evidence and opportunities. 5th International Conference of Cerebral Palsy, Stockholm, Sweden (May 31-June 1, 2016).
  17. Certified Practitioner in Prechtl´s Method on the Qualitative Assessment of General Movements, General Movements Trust, Austria, at RECOUP, Bengaluru, India. Trainer: Dr. Christa Einspieler, Professor in Physiology at the Medical University of Graz, Austria (Basic Course: March 18-21, 2016, Practical experience: March 22-23, 2016, Advanced Course: March 24-27, 2016).
  18. Let’s Apply the ICF in Day-to-Day Practice, American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine, 4 Credit Hours (April 27–May 18, 2016).
  19. Workshop on International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) on at Bengaluru, India. Trainer: Catherine Sykes, Australia (February 20, 2016).
  20. International Course in Robotics and Rehabilitation, International Society for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (January 2016 to March 2016).
  21. Workshop on Movement Analysis and Education Strategies Course for Children with Cerebral Palsy and Similar Neurological Conditions MAES Therapy for Cerebral Palsy and Dyskinesia (8 hours), during International Conference of Autism, Cerebral Palsy and Neurodevelopmental Disorders in Mumbai, India. Trainer: Jean Pierre Maes, UK and developer of MAES Therapy (May 1-3, 2015).
  22. Workshop on Bobath Pediatric Approach at RECOUP, Bengaluru, India. Trainer: Hong Jung Sun, Phillipines (January 20-24, 2014).
  23. Instructional Courses on Can orthoses enhance postural stability? Implications for fall prevention; Stance control orthotics; Osteoarthritis creates a heavy disease burden; Reduced walking distance: does AFO treatment benefit? Practical application of clinical energy cost and fitness assessments in children with cerebral palsy; Pedorthic Footcare Orthopaedic Shoe Technique International; AFO biomechanics; Robotic Exoskeletons and orthotics at the 14th International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics 2013 World Congress, held at Hyderabad, India (February 4-7, 2013).
  24. Workshops on Evidence based rehabilitation: use of effective knowledge translation strategies to enhance evidence; Skeletal muscle and the development of deformity in children with cerebral palsy; Management of spasticity in children and young people with nonprogressive brain disorders; New tools for early assessment of perceptual motor function in infants at risk for CP (including Hand Assessment for Infants); Orthopedic surgery for adolescents and adults with cerebral palsy; Postural management and minimal invasive surgery to prevent hip dislocation in children with CP; Experiences on new technologies in pediatric rehabilitation; The future of rehabilitation? Use of web-based rehabilitation for persons with cerebral palsy; Fitness and physical activity stimulation in the treatment of children with cerebral palsy; GMS and cerebral palsy; at the 4th International Cerebral Palsy Conference, Pisa, Italy (October 10-13, 2012).
  25. Attended Workshops on Motor Delays: Early Identification and Evaluation (Peter L. Rosenbaum); Rehabilitation Protocols after Single-Event Multilevel Surgery at the 66th Annual Meeting of the American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine (AACPDM), Toronto, Canada (September 12-15, 2012).
  26. Attended workshops on Management of CP around the globe, The use of orthoses for the management of complex lower limb neruomuscular disorders, Management of the Knee in Spastic Diplegia: What’s the Dose?, Classification of movement disorders in cerebral palsy, Single event multilevel surgery: What to expect the first year, and Hot topics in neurorestorative rehabilitation for children and youth with cerebral palsy and associated brain injury at 6th Biennial Conference of Australasian Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine (AusACPDM) at Brisbane, Australia (May 30-June 2, 2012).
  27. Workshop on Functional Rehabilitation of Spastic Upper Extremity in Children at RECOUP, Bengaluru, India. Trainer: Dr Eva Ponten, Paediatric Orthopaedic & Hand Surgeon, Astrid Lindgren Children’s Hospital, Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden (February 15, 2009).
  28. Trained under Prof. Takashi Matsuo, Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon from Minami Tama Orthopaedic Hospital, Tokyo, Japan for a week in November 2007. Assessed over 50 patients with Cerebral Palsy, lectured with him, assisted and performed Orthopaedic Selective Spasticity Control Surgery (developed by Dr. Matsuo) on 12 patients under his supervision. Subsequently, I attended outpatient clinics, ward rounds and OSSCS surgery of spine for athetosis and dystonia with Dr Matsuo at Minami Tama Orthopaedic Hospital, Tokyo, Japan in September 2018.
  29. Pre-conference workshops and lectures on OSSCS: Principles and Techniques by Prof. Takashi Matsuo, Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon from Minami Tama Orthopaedic Hospital, Tokyo, Japan, during the 4th National Conference On Functional Management of Developmental Disabilities in Bengaluru (November 3-4, 2007).
  30. Attended Advanced Courses on Orthopaedic Surgery for Upper Limb, Spine, Hip and Lower Limb in Cerebral Palsy, at Asia-Pacific Childhood Disability Update (Faculty: Dr. Freeman Miller, USA; Dr. H Kerr Graham, Australia), at Mumbai (December 2-4, 2005).
  31. Clinical training in use of Botulinum Toxin in Cerebral Palsy (March, 2001) with Dr. Henry G Chambers Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon, Children’s Hospital, San Diego, USA (facilitated by Allergan). I was one of the first physicians in India to use Botulinum Toxin.
  32. Attended Instructional Courses in Cerebral Palsy, Limb Lengthening, and the Child’s Foot, during the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons at San Francisco, USA (February 28-March 4, 2001)
  33. Attended International workshops on Cerebral Palsy and Pelvic Osteotomies (Faculty: Dr. David Sutherland, Dr. Dennis Wenger, Dr. Kaye Wilkins, from USA, and Mr. Malcolm Macnicol from UK), organized by the Paediatric Orthopaedic Society of India, at Mumbai (2000).