This course will focus on foundational information regarding the anatomy of torticollis and its presentation in infants starting in the NICU through the first year of life. Understanding torticollis is essential to all neonatal therapists, regardless of discipline, as it affects all aspects of infant function, including motor, visual processing, sensory development, and feeding. It will look at underlying causes, different types of torticollis, anatomic involvement, and how it affects much more than just neck range of motion and head shape. This course will briefly review the Congenital Muscular Torticollis Severity Classification System and basic treatment recommendations. The course applies to all therapists working with the family-baby dyad to implement change and improvement over time.
OT, SLP, PT, RN, MD, and Neonatal professionals
- Identify the musculoskeletal structures involved with Torticollis.
- Define the impact of torticollis on all areas of infant function.
- Apply concepts to practice and intervention within their discipline-specific practice.
Recorded webinar, lecture, PowerPoint slides, photos, and recorded question and answer session. Learning assessment and course evaluation follow the course.
Course Completion Requirements
The learner must view the entire webinar, complete the course evaluation, and complete the post-webinar learning assessment with at least an 80% to receive education credit. Login and logout times are recorded and documented. Following completion of this course physical therapists, nurses and other disciplines will receive a certificate of completion and a zip file containing information necessary to submit to their individual state for education credit. Zip file will include course bibliography. Physical therapists are responsible for knowing and adhering to their state’s deadlines, rules, and regulations.
Jennie Jacob, MSPT, CNT, NTMTC, graduated from the PT program at Washington University in St. Louis in 2000. She has specialized in all areas of pediatrics since the beginning of her career and began her NICU specialization in 2007 at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. In 2011, she moved to Tucson, AZ, where she currently works in the NICU at Diamond Children’s Medical Center, growing the inpatient program and assisting with the outpatient developmental follow-up clinic. Jennie continues her professional endeavors as an outpatient developmental therapist at Milk and Honey (a breastfeeding and lactation support agency), a guest lecturer for NANT’s Ignite Program, as the PT Clinical Advisor for NANT, and as adjunct faculty for ArizonaLEND. She was also an inaugural Neonatal Therapist [National] Certification Board member from 2014-2017. She continues to be passionate about improving the outcomes for all babies, and their families, in the NICU.
Jennie Jacob, MSPT, CNT, NTMTC
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Conflict of Interest
There is no conflict of interest for anyone with the ability to control content for this activity.
0:00-2:00 min: Introduction to topic
2:00-12:00 min: Define torticollis and causes and classification
12:00-17:00 min: Anatomy review
17:00-33:00 min: Consequences and functional impact
33:00- 40:00 min: Assessment and intervention
40:00-55:00 min: Recorded question and answer session
55:00-60:00 min: Learning assessment
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Continuing Education Information
National Association of Neonatal Therapists® (NANT) is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Course approval ID#05070. This Distance Learning-Independent Course is offered at 0.1 CEUs (Intermediate level, Occupational Therapy Service Delivery). AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures.
Learners must complete the entire course in order to receive ASHA CEUs. No partial credit awarded. ASHA CE Provider approval and use of the Brand Block does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products or clinical procedures.
ASHA CE Registry users: NANT will submit your ASHA CEU credit to ASHA on your behalf. ASHA CEUs may take up to 100 days to appear on your ASHA Transcript.
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PT CE Credit
This activity is provided by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners Accredited Provider 2501058TX and meets continuing competence requirements for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant licensure renewal in Texas.
NANT is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Physical Therapy as an approved provider of physical therapy and physical therapist assistant continuing education.
*NANT 12 attendees who previously viewed this educational content may retake this course and receive CE Credit.
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