Live Webinar for Therapists. Complete All Sessions for 15 Contact Hours (1.5 CEUs)
September 13 and 14, 2024
9:40 am EST • 8:40 am CST • 7:40 am MST • 6:40 am PST (US)
Taught by Anjali Gupta, PT, MSPT, CLT
Registration includes access to both sessions and all handouts. Please download the above Brochure for full schedule.
SAVE $20 when you register by August 2, 2024. Use coupon code EARLYBIRD20 at check out.
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 two 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.
- 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.
AUDIENCE: Physical, Occupational & Speech Therapists; Nurses, including NICU, Nurse Practitioners, Orthotists, Physician Assistants, and Physicians.
Anjali Gupta, PT, MSPT, CLT, has been a pediatric physical therapist for more than 20 years specializing in treatment of children with cerebral palsy, torticollis, and NICU. She currently works at Texas Children’s Hospital as the manager of Clinical Education and Research. She provides education programming, mentoring, and develops training programs for therapy staff. She served as the co-chair of programming committee for the APTA Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy for the national Combined Sections Meeting for several years and is currently the vice – chair of the Neonatology Special Interest Group.
"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 S., PT
Loved this course and felt like I learned a ton of new valuable information. Dr. Miles is extremely knowledgeable, and answered questions appropriately. -Whitney M., OTR
The treatment ideas section was OUTSTANDING. Most courses are strong in background and scientific basis but I feel as though they lack in application. This course far exceeded my expectations with the sections on treatment. -Alyssa S., PT
VENUE LOCATION MAPClick image to access Google Maps.
This course meets the criteria for 15 contact hours (1.5 CEUs) Intermediate Level.
Education Resources Inc. is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Provider #3043. This Distance Learning-Interactive course is offered at 15 contact hours 1.5 CEUs. Intermediate level, OT Service Delivery. AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures.
This course can be used toward your NBCOT renewal requirements for 15 units.
Approved provider of the FL Board of Occupational Therapy-CE Broker – 18 hrs. This course meets the approval of the TX Board of OT Examiners.
Approved by the FL Physical Therapy Association for 18 continuing education contact hours.
Approved by the MD Board of Physical Therapy Examiners. Application has been made to the MN Board of Physical Therapy. Approved by the NJ Board of Physical Therapy Examiners.
Approved sponsor by the State of IL Department of Financial and Professional Regulation for Physical Therapy for 18 contact hours. Application has been made to Illinois EI Training Program. Approved provider by the NY State Board of Physical Therapy for 18 contact hours (1.8 CEUs).
Education Resources, Inc. is an approved provider for Physical Therapy CEUs in the following states: CA, KY, OK and TX.
The following state boards of physical therapy accept other states’ approval: AK, AR, AZ, DC, DE, GA, HI, ID, IN, KS, MA, 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, ME, MT, NE, ND, NH, SD, WA.
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 St, Suite 12, Medfield, MA 02052 • 800-487-6530