Clinical Approach to the Evaluation & Treatment of Congenital Muscular Torticollis
Congenital muscular torticollis affects somewhere between 0.4 to 2 percent of infants and its incidence is rising, with some authors stating incidence as high as 16 percent. It is the third most common congenital deformity after hip dislocation and clubfoot. This program will discuss etiology, incidence, differential diagnosis, therapeutic and surgical interventions for children with torticollis. Guidelines for examination and progression of treatment as well as discharge will be discussed.
TARGET AUDIENCE: This activity is targeted to physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, occupational therapists and certified occupational therapist assistants.
Accreditation and Credit Designation: Hospital for Special Surgery is a New York State Education Department approved provider for physical therapy continuing education. Hospital for Special Surgery designates this activity for a maximum of 1 contact hour in New York State.
The following states require continuing education units with no state specific approval: CT, DE, IA, ID, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE, OR and WA. This activity is pending approval in NJ, FL, MD and Washington, DC.