Educational Workshop: Torticollis and Plagiocephaly: Assessment and Treatment of Infants and Children: Evidence and The “Rest of the Story”

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Texas Children's Hospital

Instructor: Cindy Miles, PT, PhD, PCS, C/NDT
Date: February 22-24, 2019
Course Description: This dynamic evolving course will concentrate on progressive, effective treatment schemes for infants and young children with a diagnosis of torticollis with or without plagiocephaly, 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 pathways and guidelines for management of torticollis and infant head shape, including Clinical Practice Guidelines from APTA – Section on Pediatrics, will be discussed and 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 and effective strategies to team with parents will be explored.

Course Location: Texas Children’s Hospital Feigin Center Houston, Texas
Course Fee: $550.00
Contact: 832-826-6311
E-mail: courseregistration@texaschildrens.org
Web registration: www.texaschildrens.org/pmr

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