Dr. Krista Eskay is a paediatric physical therapist and researcher
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The musculoskeletal system is influenced by many different factors as infants and children grow. It can adapt to the demands, or lack of demands, placed on it. The major load on bone comes from muscle forces. Alignment may be impacted when muscle pull is altered due to genetic or neuromuscular conditions. Atypical alignment can directly affect functional activities and an individual's participation. Following on from the last course on paediatric bone development, this course explores the development of the musculoskeletal system in children and looks at the impact of changes in alignment.
This course aims to provide an overview of the development of the paediatric musculoskeletal system.
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.