Improve the Health, Focus and Confidence of Children
There are a multitude of studies demonstrating the positive impact of exercise for overall improved health, improved focus and improved confidence for individuals of all ages (especially children).
High Intensity Exercise can be a valuable therapy tool for pediatric OT practitioners, not only from a physical, emotional and confidence perspective, but also as a change agent for improving sensory processing skills. This novel concept has been the focus of Dr. Amy Wheadon's recent research and is the cornerstone for the treatment philosophy at the EXERSHINEkids Bootcamp Academy Clinics. As a culmination of 21 years of pediatric practice blending high intensity exercise with evidence based principles of OT, Dr. Wheadon has founded, designed and researched her EXERSHINEkids POWER Bootcamp Program to develop a training program for practitioners.
EXERSHINEkids Training & Certification Program
The EXERSHINEkids POWER Bootcamp Program now offers a training and certification program for OTRs and COTAs who are licensed and practicing clinicians. This full day, live webinar will target theory, research and practical application of this evidence based program. Participants will receive 7 contact hours (towards NBCOT recertification) and .7 AOTA CEUs. Once certified, participating clinics will be granted access to the EXERSHINEkids online portal with an 8 week curriculum, videos, marketing materials, documentation handouts, troubleshooting, and more!
For more information about our upcoming EXERSHINEkids POWER Bootcamp Training dates and program details, head over to our website for clinicians to learn more.
Join Our Facebook Group
We are also happy to have OT clinicians and OT students join our private facebook community for treatment ideas, suggestions, guidance and support for using high intensity exercise in treatment! Dr. Wheadon continues to compile evidence that this program effectively improves functional outcomes in children with sensory processing challenges and will be conducting additional research in the near future- and opportunities to participate in future studies will be announced in the Facebook group.