Dr. Krista Eskay is a paediatric physical therapist and researcher
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Paediatric physiotherapists work with children across their lifespan of infancy through adolescence. Physiotherapists can help children with illnesses, injuries or conditions that limit their ability to move or function in their daily life. Having a thorough understanding of paediatric musculoskeletal and neurological development and timelines is critical to working with this population. This programme of courses will take you through stages of infant and childhood development and assessment and movement analysis. The programme will followed by a programme on paediatric conditions.
This programme aims to educate the physiotherapy clinician on infant and child development and provide an understanding of common paediatric conditions and paediatric assessments
This programme will cover the following topics:
- Introduction to Paediatric Physiotherapy
- ICF Model and Goal Writing in Paediatrics
- Motor Development Principles
- Foetal Motor Development
- Infant Motor and Cognitive Development
- Gross Motor Milestones in Infants 0-14 Months
- Advanced Gross Motor Skills in Children
- Infant Terminology and Reflexes
- Prematurity and High-Risk Infants
- Neonatal Physiotherapy Assessment
- Neonatal Physiotherapy Intervention
- Paediatric Bone Development
- Paediatric Musculoskeletal Development
- Functional Movement Analysis and Paediatric Assessment
This programme 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.