Total Motion Release®: Tots and Teens
Saturday, April 9, 2022: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, April 10, 2022: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
IRG Physical Therapy - Gateway
4220 132nd ST SE
Mill Creek, WA 98012
TMR® is Total Motion Release® for Tots, a modified positional release concept that uses an evaluation and feedback system to assess and treat postural asymmetry in order to achieve objective improvements in functional outcomes (e.g., issues with alignment limit access to a full palette of muscle function; a child with Down syndrome (DS) may never get full control of deep back extensors if pulled into flexion from anterior fascial tension, a result of which was adaptive shortening from early posture).
TMR® is a unitive approach based on the incorporation of traditional pediatric strategies currently taught in physical therapy and occupational therapy programs. A care plan is developed from clinical observations and includes consideration of the patients' unique needs that affect their activities, participation, and body structure and function with a focus on patient and/or parent concerns.
This approach takes into consideration the ICF model embraced by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). Methods utilized in TMR® Tots were developed as a collaborative effort with contributions from dozens of therapists, many of whom have achieved recognition as pediatric certified specialists. Development of the Tots concept was and continues to be based on their feedback and clinical experience.
Susan Blum PT, TMRc