Golden Rule: Early Postural Control Acquisition

Level 1



In this course, Ms. Cusick reviews in detail the key biomechanical and sensorimotor aspects of early postural control acquisition – the essential foundation for building competent limb use and movement skills.

After introductory remarks, Ms. Cusick anchors these key elements and milestones in the clinical literature, and identifies typical and essential changes in postural control in prone and supine positions during development. She offers three video case studies of clients before and after therapeutic interventions which address their postural control deficits. Following a summary review of the key principles and milestones, the webinar presents a Q&A session based on questions asked during the initial live webinar. In conclusion, Ms. Cusick cites key clinicians who have significantly influenced her work, and details their contributions to the scientific foundations of the golden rule.

* You can view the online course whenever you want, there is no deadline for completion.

* Within a maximum of 24 business hours following your purchase (8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday to Friday), you will receive all the necessary information by email to view the course.


  • Define postural control.
  • Identify significant indications of the ‘drive for verticality’ in daily life.
  • Describe the influence of the drive for verticality on the point of stability in early development in prone position.
  • Define Bly’s point of stability and point of mobility, and give or select an example.
  • Identify three sensory systems involved in postural control and movement acquisition.
  • State the correct sequence of the body planes in which postural control emerges prior to walking, according to Bly.
  • State the first and second components of movement against gravity that emerge in normal development.
  • State the proposed clinical “golden rule” of pediatric orthopedic and neuromotor management.
  • Suggest interventions that implement the golden rule for infants with deficits in postural control following premature birth.

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