Dr. Krista Eskay is a paediatric physical therapist and researcher
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Cerebral palsy is a group of neurological disorders occurring in infancy and early childhood that affects movement and muscle tone. While cerebral palsy is a permanent condition, it is non-progressive. It occurs due to damage in the developing brain. Injury to the brain can occur before, during or after birth. This course will review the aetiology and pathology of cerebral palsy, highlighting signs and symptoms, classifications and diagnostic tools used for assessment.
The aim of this course is to introduce the risk factors, diagnostic classifications and assessment tools for cerebral palsy.
This course is made up of videos, reading, forum posts and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:
- Reading activity
This course is aimed at Physiotherapy and Physical Therapy clinicians, students and assistants. Other interested professionals such as athletic trainers, occupational therapists, nurses or medical doctors interested in this subject are also invited to participate.