Torticollis & Plagiocephaly: Assessment & Treatment of Infants & Children
“Pulling it Together”
This dynamic evolving course will concentrate on progressive, effective evaluation and treatment schemes for infants and young children with a diagnosis of torticollis with or without plagiocephaly, including challenging cases. The course is designed to provide therapists with current research and recommendations pertaining to the implications of torticollis, sleep posture and increased use of positional devices on infant postural and motor development. Current evidence-based clinical pathways and guidelines for management of torticollis, movement impairments and infant head shape, including Clinical Practice Guidelines from APTA – Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy, will be discussed and incorporated. Red flags for related early infancy and preschool diagnoses will be appraised. Current functional, clinically oriented evaluation and evidence based treatment strategies for infants and young children that can be integrated into routines and play will be provided. Diagnostic procedures and surgical intervention will be reviewed. Recommendations for follow-up and secondary specialist consultations will be presented. Emphasis on home exercise programs, effective strategies, and long term follow-up to team with parents will be explored throughout both days.
Cost: Early bird (before December 1, 2019) $700.00 (This fee includes course manual, lunch and snacks) After December 1, 2019 – $750.00
Time: 8:30 – 5:30 pm daily
35 Participant Max
Location: Sandman Signature Edmonton South Hotel, 10111 Ellerslie Rd SW, Edmonton, Alberta, (780) 430-7263
Accommodations: A block of rooms have been reserved at a discounted rate at the Sandman Signature Edmonton South Hotel. Please contact Deb Humphries for the required code.
For more information contact:
Dawson Creek PhysiotherapyClinic, 10500 10th St, Dawson Creek, BC, V1G 3T9 Phone: 250-782-3736