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Digital Seminar

Cerebral Palsy Champions: Best Practices for Motor Function Can be Fun Too!

Rosemary Gambatese, PT, MSPT
Jun 13, 2024
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Join Rosemary Gambatese, PT, MSPT, in this short but powerful session, as she guides you through the cause of weakness in children with CP and empowers you with strategies to impact posture, function, and gait. Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • Pathophysiology of CP
  • Principles of treatment including repetition, frequency, timing, and intensity of therapy
  • Medical interventions such as Botox, selective dorsal rhizotomy and more
  • Rehab strategies including backwards walking and whole body vibration

Walk away with a newfound confidence in your approach to treating children with CP and the skills you need to help them reach their goals!


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**Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of your profession. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.


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Rosemary Gambatese, PT, MSPT, is a physical therapist with 38 years’ clinical experience. She received a BS in Biology from St. Bonaventure University and MS in PT from Arcadia University. She is an advanced clinical specialist at Kessler Rehabilitation Center in Flanders, NJ with specialties in pediatrics and neurology. In addition to her work at Kessler, she has been an adjunct instructor at Rutgers University School of Health-Related Professions, Department of Physical Therapy, a consultant for early intervention and a contract therapist for agencies providing physical therapy in school settings. Practicing for over 30 years, Rose brings a wide range of experience and clinical expertise to her specialty areas of pediatrics and neurology. She has presented seminars for PESI, APTANJ and Select Medical Corporation on topics including congenital muscular torticollis, school-based PT intervention, cerebral palsy, and intervention to overcome sedentary behavior at all ages. Rose has presented a poster at APTA Combined Section Meeting on a novel stroke treatment an co-written articles on vestibular, stroke, and therapeutic exercise topics.

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Rosemary Gambatese has employment relationships with Rutgers University and Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, Inc. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Rosemary Gambatese is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and the New Jersey Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association.

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  1. Apply the knowledge of altered neurological and muscle tissue properties to the difficulties of posture and function in children with CP.
  2. Design therapeutic programs that integrates that understanding of altered neurological and muscle tissue property to therapy dosage, intensity and timing for best effect.
  3. Distinguish between a variety of treatment approaches that may or may not be helpful for fostering optimal function in children with CP.


Pathophysiology of CP
  • Neurological properties impacting posture
  • Characteristics of muscle tissue impacting function
  • Implications for dosage, timing, intensity, and duration of intervention
  • Limitations of the research and potential risks
Current Intervention Approaches
  • Slow-surgical lengthening
  • Botulinum toxin ingenctions
  • Selective dorsal rhizotomy
  • CIMT
  • Whole body vibration
  • Computer gaming and dance
  • Serial casting, backward walking, and more!

Target Audience

  • Physical Therapists
  • Physical Therapy Assistants
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants


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