This course will provide an overview of spina bifida including typical presentation, associated symptoms, and common co-morbidities. Current research will be presented and analyzed. A case study will be used to assist the learner in the application to practice in the treatment of children with spina bifida based on evidence based practice.
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This course was recorded on August 6, 2013
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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.
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