Torticollis is identified by the posture of the head and neck from a unilateral shortening of the sternocleidomastoid (SCM) causing the head to tilt in one direction and rotate in the opposing direction. This asymmetrical positioning can directly affect the child’s early motor development, specifically vision, early hand control, and reciprocal movement. This course aims to progress the participant’s knowledge of torticollis’ impact on a child beyond cervical range of motion impairments. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is therefore appropriate for the PT/PTA.
Course created on May 29, 2020
Course Type: Recorded Webinar
CEUs/Hours Offered: AK/2.0; AL/2.0; AR/2.0; AZ/2.0; CA/2.0; CO/2.0; CT/2.0; DC/2.0; DE/2.0; GA/2.0; HI/2.0; IA/2.0; IACET/0.2; ID/2.0; IL/2.0; IN/2.0; KS/2.0; KY/2.0 Category 2; MA/2.0; ME/2.0; MI/2.0; MO/2.0; MS/2.0; MT/2.0; NC/2.0; ND/2.0; NE/2.0; NH/2.0; NY/2.0; OR/2.0; PA/2.0; RI/2.0; SC/2.0; SD/2.0; TN/2.0; TX/2.0; UT/2.0; VA/2.0; VT/2.0; WA/2.0; WI/2.0; WY/2.0
- Participants will be able to identify at least two differential standardized testing and observational measures for the evaluation of a child (0-18 months old) with torticollis.
- Participants will be able to identify at least three signs of asymmetrical preference within early motor development for a child in supine, prone, and sitting.
- Participants will be able to identify at least two signs of torticollis and the effect on early vision development, upper extremity control, and preference, and reciprocal movement development.
- Participants will be able to identify at least three advanced treatment strategies for the progression of symmetry in early gross and fine motor development specifically for vision, upper extremity control, crawling, pulling to stand and ambulation.
- Participants will be able to screen, evaluate and implement frontline treatment strategies for the child with torticollis ranging from 0-3, 3-9, 9-16 months old, recognizing the influence of torticollis beyond cervical range of motion impairments.
|0-10 Minutes||Review of torticollis, definition, and basic postural presentation|
|10-50 Minutes||Standardized testing for children 0-18 months old with torticollis|
|50-60 Minutes||Torticollis presentation affecting early infant motor development|
|60-65 Minutes||Closer look: Crawling|
|65-75 Minutes||Closer look: Pull to stand, cruising and early ambulation|
|75-85 Minutes||Closer look: Vision|
|85-95 Minutes||Closer look: Hand dominance|
|95-115 Minutes||Case Study – 0-3 months old, with treatment ideas; Case Study – 3-9 months old, with treatment ideas; Case Study – 9-16 months old, with treatment ideas|
|115-120 Minutes||Summary, Q&A|
Lisa Roehl, PT, DPT, PCS
Lisa is a physical therapist with 10 years of experience in pediatrics. She received her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of South Carolina in 2009. Lisa has worked within outpatient pediatric clinics, serving a variety of patient populations and ages. She is trained in TheraSuit® and TheraSuit Method®, with the provision of an intensive therapy model for children with neurological disorders from 2011-2013 in Columbia, SC. She specializes in the neurological population and early motor reflex integration. Lisa became a Board-Certified Specialist in Pediatric Physical Therapy in 2020. Lisa currently works in Greenville, SC at Advanced Therapy Solutions, Kids
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