This dynamic course provides participants with the knowledge to effectively assess and treat children with torticollis. Learn effective strategies including designing home exercise programs, infant positioning, manual techniques, and taping to understanding helmet criteria, head asymmetries, surgeries, and associated diagnosis.
- CEU DETAILS
This dynamic evolving course will concentrate on progressive, effective evaluation and 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 clinical pathways and guidelines for management of torticollis and infant head shape, including Clinical Practice Guidelines from APTA will be discussed and incorporated. Red flags for related early infancy and preschool diagnoses will be appraised as we explore diagnosis impact on the movement system and resulting impairments in gross, fine and speech motor skills. 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 throughout both days.
Upon completion of course, participants will be able to:
1. 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
2. Identify the impact of torticollis on the movement systemand associated body structures and function
3. Problem solve current evidence based treatment regimes for torticollis
4. Identify the impact on head shape that may be present with a diagnosis of torticollis.
• Discuss guidelines, available research and problem solve solutions to manage including helmet criteria and treatment
5. Discuss the relationship of “the change in sleep posture,” effects of increased positional devices,
and environmental influences on postural development
6. Relate current research and recommendations pertaining to SIDS and the efficacy of back to sleep
•Review diagnoses related to the health policy change
7. 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
8. Establish individualized goals and incorporate family centered evidenced based treatment regimes
as part of their home education/therapy program
Cindy Miles, PT, PhD. PCS, CNDT - In Memoriam. The late Cindy Miles was a beloved and valued member of our faculty. For nearly 20 years, Cindy was an engaging instructor at ERI, energetically presenting the latest research to improve evaluation and treatment skills for Torticollis and Plagiocephaly among her course participants. Cindy was a distinguished pediatric clinician, serving as President of APTA for 6 years, as well as a successful private practice owner in Pennsylvania for 25 years.
Dr. Miles was a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, School of Health Related Professionals and East Stroudsburg University with a Master of Education in exercise physiology. She held a PhD in Pediatric Science from the Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions. Her doctoral research was on potential risk factors related to the diagnosis of Torticollis. She was Board Certified by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties as a Pediatric Clinical Specialist, specializing in treating children from birth through to young adults. Cindy completed the eight week Pediatric NeuroDevelopmental training course and the Advanced Infant course.
ERI President, Carol Loria, shares this sentiment:
“I first met Cindy nearly 20 years ago when the diagnosis of torticollis was largely unknown to the therapy community. In addition to her clinical expertise and her commitment to excellence in teaching, research and public health, I could not help but be struck by her kindness, warmth and passion for improving the lives of children and their families. She has been a beloved and valued member of our faculty ever since. Our hearts go out to her family, friends and to the many children, parents, and therapists whose lives she enriched. Our ERI family mourns with you.”
"Cindy's course was amazing! It was very informative and I loved the videos. It was nice to have evidence based interventions to take back to my families and doctors to support what we do! Thanks" - -Lisa Kumnik, PT
"Cindy did an excellent job of presenting the material on both torticollis and plagiocephaly. I gained new strategies to try with clients on my caseload as well as evidence based research to use to advocate for treatment for both conditions." - -Sara Feltovitch, DPT
"This was an excellent course! Cindy is a very dynamic, clear, and engaging speaker. As a new therapist, this class provided wonderful, specific interventions and treatments and provided a more complete picture of Torticollis' effects on the whole person." - -Jennifer Renell, OT
"Cindy Miles was a very informative and knowledgeable presenter. She kept everyone engaged with personal case studies and treatment ideas. I will definitely be using her strategies with my patients!" - -Jeanette Palacios, OT
"Cindy is very knowledgeable and passionate in the care of children with special needs, especially in this unique population. She does a great job with providing information on the assessment and treatment of the child with torticollis with evidence based practice in mind!"- -Roxana Santaella, PT
5301 Blue Lagoon Drive
Miami, FL 33126
Hampton Inn - Miami Airport South Blue Lagoon
777 NW 57th Avenue
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Miami, FL 33126
This course meets the criteria for 15 contact hours (1.5 CEUs).
Application has been made to the NJ and NV Board of Physical Therapy Examiners and the NE Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association.
The CO and PA Board of Physical Therapy accepts other Board's approvals.
This course satisfies CE Requirements for WA Physical Therapists.
TX Physical Therapy Association accredited provider.
This course meets the approval for Type 2 CEUs by the TX Board of OT Examiners. NY
Approved provider by the NY Board of Physical Therapy for 18 contact hours.
FL - Application has been made to the FL Physical Therapy Association for 18 continuing education hours.
Approved provider by the FL Board of Occupational Therapy-CE Broker.
NBCOT Professional Development Provider-15 PDUs
Approved provider of continuing education by the American Occupational Therapy Association #3043, for 15 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.