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Motor Training Within Optometric Vision Therapy (Alberta)

June 11, 2022 - June 12, 2022

$750 – $825

Speaker Bio:

Caroline Hurst is a full-time optometrist working in private practice in partnership with her husband, Alan Hurst – C&A Hurst Opticians, Cambridgeshire, England.  She has practised Behavioural Optometry since 1997.

Oct 2004 – Oct 2011 Chairman of the British Association of Behavioural Optometrists (BABO), teaching core courses for BABO since 2009.

She gained Fellowship of BABO in April 2007 on the first occasion the Fellowship programme was completed.

Chairman of the Cambridgeshire Local Optometric Committee from May 1998 to May 2007.

Volunteer with the Special Olympics in 2001, 2003 and 2005. Clinical Director for SOLCIOE GB Opening Eyes programme from Sept 2008 to December 2019, running screenings at the National Games in 2013 and 2017.

Caroline has two published papers, ‘Improvements in performance following optometric Vision Therapy in a child with dyspraxia’ in Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics in February 2006, and The Hurst Model of Vision Balances’ in Behavioural Optometry in February 2003.

Motor Training Within Optometric Vision Therapy

Course Description:

This two day course presentation will describe the impact of infantile reflexes upon visual process, gross and fine motor development, and will provide a methodical approach to testing and therapy activities.  The infantile reflexes will be looked at as part of the total visuo-motor system.

Movement, the visual process and the development of processing and perceptual skill are intrinsically linked in a continuous, cyclical process of making a movement, processing and understanding the sensory input from that movement, then, with vision, modifying the next movement.

This course will explore the development and learning of gross motor skill together with primitive and postural reflex control of movements, moving towards voluntary control.  It will include the descriptions, actions and effects of primitive reflexes, together with assessments and therapy activities to improve the efficiency of movements, movement control, processing skill and the visual process.

More than half of the course is practical floor work in pairs.  Delegates should wear comfortable, loose clothing for floor work, and bring a yoga mat or similar and a cushion.

**Due to the nature of the course and close contact during the practical portion, delegates are asked to have a negative rapid test result within 24 hours of attending.**

VTC Member Cost: $750
Non-VTC Member Cost: $825

The Eye Studio
104 488 McCoy Drive
Red Deer County, AB
T4E 0A4

June 11 & 12, 2022
9am – 5pm each day

Recommended Airport:
Calgary International Airport or Edmonton International Airport

Recommended Hotel:
Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Red Deer
128 Leva Avenue
Red Deer, AB   T4E 1B9


June 11, 2022
June 12, 2022
$750 – $825


The Eye Studio
104-488 McCoy Drive
Red Deer County, Alberta T4E 0A4 Canada
Karen Ruder


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