Introduction to Torticollis and Plagiocephaly

Course: #4472Level: Introductory1 Hour 55 Reviews

This course focuses on identifying and understanding the muscle imbalances of torticollis and related aspects of cranial asymmetries of plagiocephaly. 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 asymmetry positioning can cause increased dependence and pressure on the growing skull and cause flattening. This course aims to establish baseline knowledge for identifying torticollis and plagiocephaly and provide early treatment ideas for the therapist and family.

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Learning Outcomes

  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to identify the possible causes and basic postural presentation of torticollis.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to identify the basic head shape and facial presentation of plagiocephaly.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to identify how torticollis and plagiocephaly affect early fine and gross motor development.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to identify frontline treatment strategies for the progression of symmetry in early fine and gross motor development.

Agenda

0-5 Minutes Introduction
5-15 Minutes Torticollis definition and basic postural presentation
15-25 Minutes Plagiocephaly definition and other aspects of head shape
25-35 Minutes Asymmetry in early milestones and reflexes
35-50 Minutes Treatment strategies
50-60 Minutes Summary; Q and A

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