Torticollis and Plagiocephaly: A Comprehensive Evaluation and Treatment Strategies for Infants

Elizabeth Arpin (DPT)
Rolling Basis
CEU, Online

Course Audience: Physical Therapist and Physical Therapy Assistant

Course Objectives: Upon the completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Identify and describe the various types of torticollis and plagiocephaly
  • Describe signs and symptoms that can present in multiple body systems that can contribute to or affect torticollis and patient outcomes
  • Analyze and interpret the CMT Classification Grades and Decision Tree to determine patient prognosis
  • Gather and interpret data from clinical observations and assessments to justify referral to other healthcare providers in complex torticollis cases
  • Design an evaluation outline and treatment plan based upon a case study of an infant with torticollis
Time Place Room Date Range Instructor
9:00am – 11:00am Virtual Online Rolling Basis Dr. Elizabeth Arpin

Physical Therapy Continuing Education Course series:

Torticollis and Plagiocephaly: A Comprehensive Evaluation and Treatment Strategies for Infants

Course Description: This course will provide evidenced-based evaluation and treatment strategies for infants diagnosed with torticollis. Observational techniques, various measurement tools and targeted pre- and post-partum history taking will be discussed in detail to provide participants with the foundation needed to analyze and develop an effective treatment plan. By considering a whole body approach to assessment, participants will learn how to appropriately screen and determine the need for outside referral. Common and novel treatment approaches will be reviewed with an emphasis on family training and creation of a home program that is both effective, adaptable, and achievable for the child’s caregivers.

Course Audience

Physical Therapist

Physical Therapy Assistant

Course Delivery Type

Asynchronous Virtual Course

Course Presenter

Dr. Elizabeth Arpin is a physical therapist currently working with pediatric and adult clients in the outpatient setting. She has a variety of experience in outpatient, inpatient, and home care settings and has treated patients of all ages. Her focus is on patient and family-centered care to maximize outcomes and promote continued progress and healthy lifestyles even after therapy is completed.