NEW! Live Webinar for Therapists. Four Sessions for 14 Contact Hours (1.4 CEUs)
December 4 • December 5, 2020
9:40 am EST • 8:40 am CST • 7:40 am MST • 6:40 am PST (US)
Don’t miss Cindy Miles’: Plagiocephaly: Assessment & Treatment of Infants & Toddlers – Live Webinar; December 7th.
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This dynamic evolving course will concentrate on progressive, effective evaluation and treatment schemes for infants and young children with a diagnosis of torticollis, 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 and related movement impairments, including Clinical Practice Guidelines from APTA – Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy, will be 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.
Learning opportunities for therapists and medical professionals involved in pediatrics will transpire through lecture, case reports, group problem solving, video review, and lab practicum. The extensive use of pictures and videos throughout the 2 days of intensive course materials will allow participates to problem solve and identify movement and tissue impairments related to the diagnosis of torticollis, providing functional ways to evaluate and treat.
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
- Identify the incidence, etiology and pathophysiology of torticollis and discuss the importance of early identification and early referral through systematic screenings and evaluations by health care providers
- Identify the impact of torticollis on movement and associated body structures and function.
- Problem solve current evidenced based treatment regimes for torticollis
- Explain the relationship of “the change in sleep posture,” effects of increased positional devices, and environmental influences on postural and musculoskeletal development
- Relate current research and recommendations pertaining to SIDS and the efficacy of back to sleep ***Review diagnoses related to the health policy change
- Collaborate and cultivate parent/caregiver’s understanding of the child’s health condition, interventions, and compliance to home education/therapy program. and follow-up recommendations.
- Establish individualized goals and incorporate family centered evidenced based treatment regimes as part of their home education/therapy program.
SUGGESTED AUDIENCE: Physical, Occupational & Speech Therapists; Nurses, including NICU, Nurse Practitioners, Orthotists, Physician Assistants, and Physicians
Cindy Miles, PT, PhD. PCS, CNDT established her pediatric private practice in 1981. Dr. Miles is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, School of Health Related Professionals and East Stroudsburg University with a Master of Education in exercise physiology. She also holds a PhD in Pediatric Science from the Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions. Her doctoral research was on potential risk factors related to the diagnosis of Torticollis. She is Board Certified by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties as a Pediatric Clinical Specialist, specializing in treating children from birth through to young adults. Cindy completed the eight week Pediatric NeuroDevelopmental training course and the Advanced Infant course. Dr. Miles is serving as President of the Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy (APPT) and is presently the Co-Chair and Meeting Planner for the Academy’s Annual Conference (APPTAC). Dr. Miles presents nationally on pediatric private practice and reimbursement as well as nationally and internationally on Torticollis, Plagiocephaly, and Fitness for All Abilities. She has published in peer review journals and books on topics related to pediatric physical therapy. www.cindymiles.com or www.traintotriumph.com
"Cindy is very knowledgeable and passionate in the care of children with special needs, especially in this unique population. She does a great job with providing information on the assessment and treatment of the child with torticollis with evidence based practice in mind!"- -Roxana Santaella, PT
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Continuing Education Hours for disciplines not listed below: 14 contact hours (1.4 CEUs). Intermediate level. Physical Therapy License Number_____________.
Approved by the Florida Physical Therapy Association for 16.5 CE Hours - #CE20-716117. Approved Provider for the FL Occupational Therapy Association CE Broker for 16.5 CE Hours. Meets the basic criteria of the MD Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 1.2 CEU's. MN Board-approved Course Approval # 3713 for 14 CE Hours. Approval #2002-58 by the NJ State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 14 CEC's. Approved by the NM Board of Physical Therapy for ___ CE Hours. Approved by the NV State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 14 units of continuing education. Approved by OK State Board of PT course # 202113659 for 14 CEU hours, Category A.
Approved sponsor by the State of IL Department of Financial and Professional Regulation for Physical Therapy for 16.5 contact hours. The IL Early Intervention Training Program has approved this event for 15 hours of EI credential credit in the area of Intervention. Approved by the KY Physical Therapy Association for 14 Category 1 contact hour(s). Expiration Date: 3/6/21. Approval # CS64-2010-KPTA. Approved provider by the NY State Board of Physical Therapy for 16.5 contact hours (1.65 CEUs).
Education Resources is an approved agency by the PT Board of CA for 14 contact hours. This activity is provided by the TX Board of PT Examiners accredited provider #2210017TX for 14 CCUs and meets continuing competence requirements for PTs and PTAs licensure renewal in TX.
Education Resources is an AOTA Approved Provider for Live and Distance Learning-Independent Courses for 14 Contact Hours (1.4 CEUs). NBCOT Professional Development for 14 PDUs. 12 hours of this course qualify towards the discipline-specific hours for the 20-hour requirement for NDTA re-certification.
Education Resources Inc., 266 Main Street, Medfield Ma 02052 508-359-6533