Online Course
Torticollis and Plagiocephaly
Gain insight into the management options for torticollis and plagiocephaly in infants

1.5-2 hours





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Krista Eskay
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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:

  1. Videos
  2. Reading activities
  3. Quiz

Target audience

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.


Availability - this course is online and can be completed on your own schedule.

Hours of Learning - No deadlines are applied to this course and it can be started and completed in your own time according to your personal schedule. We expect the required elements to take around 1.5-2 hours depending on your schedule and learning style. Additionally there are many optional resources provided and if you choose to review these the course could take longer to complete.

Types of Activities - Watching videos, reading, a final quiz and participating in an international discussion forum.

Certificates - At the end of the course, when you have completed all of the required elements, you will be able to download a certificate of completion and 1.7 Plus points will be added to your personalised learning dashboard.

Requirements to complete this course

In order to complete this course and receive a course completion certificate plus CEUs/CCUs/CPD points you will need to:

  1. Respect the Plus Community Culture.
  2. Log all the required learning activities as complete (represented by the orange icons!).
  3. Actively and appropriately participate in the course discussions.
  4. Pass a final quiz with a score of 80% or more.
  5. Complete a course evaluation form.

Learning outcomes

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • discuss the key features of torticollis and plagiocephaly in infants
  • describe two objective measurements that can be used to evaluate head shape
  • identify at least three physiotherapy interventions for torticollis and plagiocephaly

Instructor financial and non-financial disclosures

No relevant relationships disclosed by instructor.


For special needs or accommodations please contact us with details of how we can meet your needs.

Featured reviews
This course is a beautiful overview of the assessment and treatment of torticollis. I practice in a rural environment and do not have much peds experience, but we still get peds referrals. I appreciate this comprehensive overview of delivering the best care for these patients.
Dana Palmer
United States