Advanced Topics for the Evaluation and Treatment of Torticollis

Course: #3707Level: Advanced2 Hours 351 Reviews
Recorded Webinar

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

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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

Learning Outcomes

  • checkmarkParticipants 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.
  • checkmarkParticipants will be able to identify at least three signs of asymmetrical preference within early motor development for a child in supine, prone, and sitting.
  • checkmarkParticipants 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.
  • checkmarkParticipants 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.
  • checkmarkParticipants 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


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Presenter Disclosure: The presenter received an honorarium for this course. Lisa Roehl has no financial affiliations with any product or testing materials presented in this course. Any pictures or photographs presented of actual patients are done so with the permission of the families. Case study examples have all names removed and no individual identifying information is presented.

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Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.

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