Torticollis and Plagiocephaly: Assessment and Treatment of Infants and Children Day 3

Course Description:

This dynamic evolving course will concentrate ofprogressive, effective treatment schemes for infantsand young children with a diagnosis of torticollis with orwithout plagiocephaly, including challenging cases.Participants will analyze the implications of torticollis,sleep posture and increased use of positional deviceson infant postural and motor development. Red flags forrelated early infancy and preschool diagnoses will bediscussed. Clinical pathways for management oftorticollis and infant head shape will be reviewed.Functional, clinically oriented evaluation and evidencebased treatment strategies for infants and young childrenthat can be integrated into routines and play will beprovided. Diagnostic procedures and surgicalintervention will be appraised. Emphasis on homeexercise programs and effective strategies to team withparents will be explored.Learning opportunities fortherapists and medical professionals involved inpediatrics will transpire through lecture, case reports, group problem solving and video review.

Participants will be able to:

1. Discuss and implement current evidenced basedtreatment regimes for torticollis
2. Discuss the impact on head shape that may bepresent with a diagnosis of torticollis
a. Establish solutions to manage; includinghelmet criteria and treatment
3. Identify the impact of torticollis on the acquisition ofmotor components and midline postural development
4. Discuss the relationship of the change in sleepposture and the effects of increased positional devices to postural development
5. Discuss SIDS and the efficacy of back to sleep
6. Review related diagnoses to the health policy change
7. Incorporate parent input when establishing individualized goals and a home exercise program

Instructor(s):

Cindy Miles