Physical Therapy and Spina Bifida
Course created on August 6, 2013
Course Learning Outcomes
- The participant will be able to independently identify at least three common characteristics of spina bifida.
- The participant will be able to independently identify at least three common impairments in infants and children with spina bifida.
- The participant will be able to list at least two sensorimotor characteristics of spina bifida.
- The participant will be able to accurately describe at least two ways clinicians and researchers can facilitate evidence-based rehabilitation for spina bifida.
- The participant will be able to independently list at least two current interventions and their potential to influence change in children with spina bifida.
|0-25 Minutes||Neurological History|
|25-60 Minutes||Information on spina bifida: hip, foot and scoliosis|
|60-90 Minutes||Independent mobility: evidence based research|
|90-105 Minutes||Application to multiple practice settings: case study|
|105-115 Minutes||Interventions for spina bifida|
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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