Physical Therapy and Spina Bifida
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Course Learning Outcomes
- Identify common characteristic of spina bifida
- Identify common impairments in infants and children with spina bifida
- Describe sensorimotor characteristic of spina bifida
- Identify ways clinicians and researchers can facilitate evidence-based rehabilitation
- Evaluate current interventions and their potential to influence change in children with spina bifida.
|0-25 Minutes||Background and Overview|
|25-60 Minutes||Information on spina bifida|
|60-90 Minutes||Evidence-based research|
|90-105 Minutes||Application to your practice and case study|
|105-115 Minutes||Techniques and treatment|
Jill C. Heathcock, PT, MPT, PhD
Jill Heathcock is an assistant professor of physical therapy at The Ohio State University and director of the infant lab. Dr. Heathcock received her doctoral training at the University of Delaware where she studied the role of movement training on reaching, coordination and learning behaviors of infants born preterm. As a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Michigan, Dr. Heathcock studied sensorimotor performance during partial body weight supported treadmill training in infants with spina bifida and preterm birth. Her current research projects include rehabilitation and reaching paradigms within infant born preterm and those with neonatal stroke; brain-behavior relationships in infants with brain injury using advanced imaging techniques such as non-sedation MRI; and sensorimotor characteristics of infants at risk for autism.
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