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Torticollis: Assessment & Treatment of Infants & Children-“Impact on the Movement System of Infants & Beyond” LIVE WEBINAR-Four Sessions

Education Resources, Inc.

Format(s):   Live Webinar
Discipline(s):   Physical Therapy / Occupational Therapy
Contact Hours:   14
Registration Fee:   $369

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to: Identify the incidence, etiology and pathophysiology of torticollis and discuss the importance of early identification and early referral through systematic screenings and evaluations by health care providers Identify the impact of torticollis on movement and associated body structures and function. Problem solve current evidenced based treatment regimes for torticollis Explain the relationship of “the change in sleep posture,” effects of increased positional devices, and environmental influences on postural and musculoskeletal development Relate current research and recommendations pertaining to SIDS and the efficacy of back to sleep ***Review diagnoses related to the health policy change Collaborate and cultivate parent/caregiver’s understanding of the child’s health condition, interventions, and compliance to home education/therapy ?program. and follow-up recommendations. Establish individualized goals and incorporate family centered evidenced based treatment regimes as part of their home education/therapy ?program.

Confirmation Notes
This course meets the criteria for 14 contact hours (1.4) CEUs, Intermediate Level. Most Physical Therapy State Boards accept webinars as a live offering. Please check with your state board to confirm. Approved by the KY, MD, MN, NM, NJ, NV and OK Boards of Physical Therapy. Application has been made to the FL Physical Therapy Association for 16.5 continuing education contact hours. Approved sponsor by the State of IL Department of Financial and Professional Regulation for Physical Therapy for 16.5 contact hours. Application has been made to IL EI Training Program. Approved provider by the NY State Board of Physical Therapy for 16.8 contact hours (1.68 CEUs). Education Resources, Inc. is an approved provider for Physical Therapy CEUs in the following states: CA, and TX. The following state boards of physical therapy accept other states’ approval: AK, AR, AZ, DC, DE, GA, HI, ID, IN, KS, MI, MO, MS, NC, OR, PA, RI, SC, UT, VA, VT, WI, WY. The following state boards of physical therapy either do not require course pre-approval or do not require CEUs for re-licensure: AL, CO, CT, IA, MA, ME, MT, NE, ND, NH, SD, WA. Approved provider of continuing education by the American Occupational Therapy Association #3043, for 14 contact hours - Intermediate Level Occupational Therapy Process: assessment, intervention. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products or clinical procedures by AOTA. This course meets the approval for type 2 CEUs by the TX Board of OT Examiners. Approved provider of the FL Board of Occupational Therapy-CE Broker 16.5 hours. This course meets the approval of the TX Board of OT Examiners. NBCOT professional development provider – 14 PDUs. 12 hours of this course qualify towards the discipline-specific hours for the 20-hour requirement for NDTA re-certification. They do NOT qualify towards the 8-hour NDTA Instructor requirement for re-certification. Education Resources Inc., 266 Main Street, Medfield Ma 02052 508-359-6533

This dynamic evolving course will concentrate on progressive, effective evaluation and treatment schemes for infants and young children with a diagnosis of torticollis, including challenging cases. The course is designed to provide therapists with current research and recommendations pertaining to the implications of torticollis, sleep posture and increased use of positional devices on infant postural and motor development. Current evidence-based clinical pathways and guidelines for management of torticollis and related movement impairments, including Clinical Practice Guidelines from APTA – Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy, will be incorporated. Red flags for related early infancy and preschool diagnoses will be appraised. Current functional, clinically oriented evaluation and evidence based treatment strategies for infants and young children that can be integrated into routines and play will be provided. Diagnostic procedures and surgical intervention will be reviewed. Recommendations for follow-up and secondary specialist consultations will be presented. Emphasis on home exercise programs, effective strategies, and long term follow-up to team with parents will be explored throughout both days. Learning opportunities for therapists and medical professionals involved in pediatrics will transpire through lecture, case reports, group problem solving, video review, and lab practicum. The extensive use of pictures and videos throughout the 2 days of intensive course materials will allow participates to problem solve and identify movement and tissue impairments related to the diagnosis of torticollis, providing functional ways to evaluate and treat.

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