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This course utilizes content from the textbook “Physical Therapy for Children” Fourth Edition by Suzann K. Campbell, PT, PhD, FAPTA, Robert J. Palisano, PT, ScD, and Margo N. Orlin, PT, PhD © 2012, published by Elsevier.

Instructional Level: Beginner to Intermediate

This course serves as both a leading physical therapy text and a practical clinical reference providing the essential information you need when working with children.  You can expect comprehensive information in areas such as decision making, screening, development, PT Management of pediatric disorders and much more – all utilizing a family-centered care model. 

Throughout this fourth edition, information has been updated to include special topics such as gait, genomics, and assistive technology.  Patient and client cases are accompanied by an ‘Evidence to Practice’ box that will help each learner to understand how the latest research relates to the decisions made in each case as well as more case studies that expand the number of clinical scenarios to help understand how concepts apply to practice.  Coverage of fetal development and genetics helps to explain how and why various disorders occur and lastly, more cardiopulmonary coverage helps you consider important factors including assessment information and typical values across the lifespan for blood pressure, heart rate, and respiratory rate.

To better meet your professional needs, this fully illustrated text of 1058 pages has been carefully broken down by sections into 8 modules.  Each module approved for 10 contact hours of post-graduate continuing education (NOTE: board approvals vary state to state, please check your states approval status in the state specific course catalog by returning to our home page and entering both your state and profession).

Each 10 contact hour module can be purchased individually or combined with one or all of the other modules from this course to create a Course Bundle.  Each course is offered in two easy formats to again meet your professional needs.  You can choose to have immediate access to your course by selecting the online format (PDF download) or a hard copy of the material can be rushed to your home by selecting our mail format. 

What you can expect from each Module:

Module Description

Included in Module 3:  Management of Musculoskeletal Impairments
Chapter 7:  Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis
Chapter 8:  Spinal Conditions
Chapter 9:  Congenital Muscular Torticollis
Chapter 10: Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita
Chapter 11: Osteogenesis Imperfecta

Module Goals

Course Goals:This course is intended to instruct the professional through a self-paced study of Management of Musculoskeletal Impairments.
Professional Learning Objectives
1.    Demonstrate knowledge in juvenile idiopathic arthritis.
2.    Identify other conditions that may cause childhood arthritis.
3.    Define contraction deformity.
4.    Discuss valgus deformity.
5.    Recognize the most common joint involved in all types of juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA).
6.    Discuss age-appropriate motor tasks for activities of daily living (ADL's).
7.    Define synovectomy.
8.    List adaptations for a child in school with JIA.
9.    Demonstrate knowledge of the mesoderm tissue.
10.Identify the cause of congenital scoliosis.
11.List the reason why The Boston system of thoracolumbosacral orthosis (TSLO) was designed.
12.Discuss the average length of a hospital stay for a posterior spinal fusion.
13.Understand rapid growth progression.
14.Demonstrate knowledge of Scheurmann's disease.
15.Identify the characteristics of muscular torticollis at birth.
16.Define postural torticollis (POST).
17.Understand changes in body structure and function.
18.Discuss what is often observed with congenital muscular torticollis (CMT) tightness.
19.Recognize the typical activity limitations of an infant with CMT.
20.Identify what age the progression of deformational plagiocephally seems to halt.
21.Demonstrate knowledge how the elongated position of the sternocleidomastoid muscle (SCM) can be attained.
22.Demonstrate knowledge in the use of orthotic devices for children.
23.Understand the characteristics of arthrogryposis multiplex congentia (AMC).
24.Recognize ways to avoid postnatal progression of deformational plagiocephally.
25.List the common features typically observed in the presentation of AMC.
26.Understand careful evaluation of dislocated hips before surgical intervention.
27.Discuss knee extension contractures.
28.List considerations for babies born with contracture syndromes.
29.Identify goals for the school-aged child with AMC.
30.Define osteogenesis imperfecta (OI).
31.Discuss handling an infant with OI.