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Course Description

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 4:  Muscular Dystrophy and Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Limb Deficienceies, Amputation, Orthopedic Conditions, and Sports Injuries in Children
Chapter 12:  Muscular Dystrophy and Spinal Muscular Atrophy
Chapter 13:  Limb Deficiencies and Amputations
Chapter 14:  Orthopedic Conditions
Chapter 15:  Sports Injuries in Children

Module Goals

Course Goals:This course is intended to instruct the professional through a self-paced study of Muscular Dystrophy and Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Limb Deficienceies, Amputation, Orthopedic Conditions, and Sports Injuries in Children
Professional Learning Objectives
1.    Define neuromuscular disease.
2.    Discuss Duchenne's Musular Dystrophy (DMD).
3.    List the side effects of long-term steroid use.
4.    Indentify clinical protocol for functional testing in DMD.
5.    Understand progression in the adolescent period.
6.    Recognize the continuation of standing or walking.
7.    Differentiate between BMD and DMD.
8.    Define facioscapulohumeral MD.
9.    Understand Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA).
10.  Recognize the onset of SMA.
11.  Discuss the system for classification of congenital limb deficiencies.
12.  Understand diagnosing osteosarcoma and Ewing sarcoma.
13.  Differentiate the management of surgical amputation between adults and children.
14.  List the advantages of rotationplasty.
15.  Understand terminal myoelectric devices.
16.  Demonstrate knowledge in lower extremity prosthetics.
17.  Discuss torsional conditions.
18.  Identify recommendations for a child with femoral anteversions.
19.  Define genu varum.
20.  List the advantages of the Pavlik harness.
21.  Define an occult fracture.
22.  List the clinical characteristics of pain associated with "growing pains".
23.  Recognize the conditions that could cause lower back pain in children.
24.  Discuss the incidence of injury reported in females related to sporting injuries.
25.  Understand the body mass index (BMI) in children.
26.  List the components of what a training program should contain.
27.  Define intermediate muscle fibers.
28.  Recognize muscle and tendon imbalances.
29.  Identify a concussion grade on a Cantu evidence-based grading system.
30.  Understand the most common injuries in the lumbar spine.
31.  Discuss pelvis and hip injuries in adolescence.
32.  Identify the most common knee conditions in children.