Contact Hours2 Hours
The reported incidence of Congenital Muscular Torticollis (CMT) ranges from 0.3% to 16% making it one of the top three most common congenital musculoskeletal deformities. Longer episodes of care and greater potential for surgical intervention has been associated with severe range of motion deficits, older age at treatment onset, and the presence of a fibrotic mass in the sternocleidomastoid muscle. Early identification and intervention are essential for the best outcomes, early detection of secondary or associated impairments, and prevention of future issues. In 2013, the Section on Pediatrics for the American Physical Therapy Association published a 47 page evidence-based clinical practice guideline (CPG) on the physical therapy management of CMT. Sixteen action statements for screening, examination, intervention, discharge and follow-up were formulated based upon critical appraisal of the literature and expert opinion. This course reviews these action statements, discusses new evidence since the CPG was published, and presents recommendations on integrating the CPG into clinical practice.
At the end of this course, the participant will be able to:
- Discuss the etiology and pathophysiology of CMT
- List nine health history factors associated with CMT to include in infant history
- List components of the systems screening examination for CMT
- Identify RED FLAGS for which consultation with and/or referral to pediatrician or appropriate specialist is required
- Select appropriate tests and measures for the CMT examination
- Develop an effective plan of care for CMT
- List common CMT body function/structure impairments, activity limitations, and participation restrictions
- Classify type and grade severity of CMT
- Select appropriate evidence-based interventions for CMT
- Discuss discharge criteria and follow-up recommendations for CMT
- Integrate CMT clinical practice guidelines into clinical practice
Approved in my State?
as Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants
as Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants
as Certified Athletic Trainers
as CSCS / CPT
Satisfactory completion of this course will require the participant to complete a 10 question post-test with a minimum passing score of 70%.