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Oct 25 - 26, 2019 | Contact Hours 15.00 | USD $465 | Loveland, Colorado
Torticollis and Plagiocephaly: Assessment and Treatment of Infants and Children is organized by Education Resources, Inc. (ERI) and will be held from Oct 25 - 26, 2019 at UCHealth Medical Center of the Rockies, Loveland, Colorado, United States of America. Audience: Physcal, Occupational and Speech Therapists and Assistants; Nurses, including NICU, Nurse Practitioners, Orthotists, Physician Assistants and Physicians. CEU Credits: This course meets the criteria for 15 contact hours (1.5 CEUs). The CO Board of Physical Therapy accepts other board approvals. TX Physical Therapy Association accredited provider. NBCOT Professional Development Provider-15 PDU's 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 CEU's does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products or clinical procedures by AOTA. This course meets the criteria for up to 15 hours toward Neonatal Therapy Certification Course Description: 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. Course Objectives: Upon completion of this workshop, 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 the movement system and associated body structures and function • Problem solve current evidence based treatment regimes for torticollis • 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 • Discuss the relationship of “the change in sleep posture,” effects of increased positional devices, and environmental influences on postural 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 Additional details will be posted as soon as information is available.