PT Course Details
Course # 1601
Physical Therapy and Spina Bifida
This course is mobile compatible.
Disclosure: This Course is presented by PhysicalTherapy.com.
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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|
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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.
Disclosure: This presenter has no relevant financial or nonfinancial relationships to disclose.
Continuing Education Information
PhysicalTherapy.com is an approval agency for the Physical Therapy Board of California.
IL Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor
This course is offered for 2.0 hours (Introductory level) by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation (Sponsor License #216000252).
This course is offered for 2.0 hours (Introductory level, Category 2) by the Kentucky Physical Therapy Association (Provider #CS80-2012-KPTA).
PhysicalTherapy.com is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Physical Therapy as an approved provider of physical therapy and physical therapist assistant continuing education.
ProCert has awarded certification in the amount of 2 Continuing Competence Units (CCUs) to this activity. CCUs are a unit of relative value of an activity based on its evaluation against a rigorous and comprehensive set of standards representing the quality of an activity. The CCU determination is a valuation applying many factors including, but not limited to, duration of the activity. No conclusion should be drawn that CCUs correlate to time (e.g. hours).
Passing an online exam will be required to earn continuing education credit, where applicable.
Please Note: The exam and course evaluation must be completed within 30 days of course registration.
Event participation is free, but you must be a CEU Total Access member to complete the exam and earn the continuing education credit.
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