Dr. Krista Eskay is a paediatric physical therapist and researcher
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Torticollis is the third most common congenital musculoskeletal condition. It is due to a shortening of the sternocleidomastoid muscle and results in ipsilateral lateral cervical flexion and contralateral cervical rotation. Children who have torticollis may also present with plagiocephaly or flattening on the back of one side of their head. Positional plagiocephaly is becoming more common as infants spend more time lying on their backs. Early diagnosis and intervention are beneficial for these conditions. This course, therefore, provides an overview of the assessment and physiotherapy treatment for torticollis and plagiocephaly.
This course aims to introduce torticollis and plagiocephaly and describe management options for these conditions.
This course is made up of videos, reading, forum posts and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:
- Reading activities
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.