Featured Course: Torticollis from NICU Through the First Year: More Than Just a “Twisted Neck”

There is great peer feedback about this course from all 3 neonatal therapy professions – a valuable presentation to add to your watchlist if you haven’t already completed it.

“Fantastic application for all 3 therapy disciplines and the ways torticollis affects many aspects of a patient’s function, not just their neck range of motion.” – Nikki Smith, PT, DPT

“We have changed how we monitor and document torticollis in our NICU after watching this presentation, it was full of great information.” – Torri Reichman, OTD, OTR/L, CNT

“The anatomy review was wonderful; I appreciated the explanation of correlated head shaping, facial symmetry, and possible impacts on feeding.” – F. Caroline Speer, OTR/L, CBIS

Topic: Torticollis from NICU Through the First Year: More Than Just a “Twisted Neck”

Speaker: Jennie Jacob, MSPT, CNT, NTMTC

Course Description: 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.

Target Audience: OT, SLP, PT, RN, MD, and Neonatal professionals

Level: Intermediate

CE Credit: 1 hour for PT, OT, SLP

Fee: $57 or Free for NANT Members

Objectives

  1. Identify the musculoskeletal structures involved with Torticollis.
  2. Define the impact of torticollis on all areas of infant function.
  3. Apply concepts to practice and intervention within their discipline-specific practice.

Instructional Method: Recorded webinar, lecture, PowerPoint slides, photos, and recorded question and answer session. Learning assessment and course evaluation follow the course.

Click here to take the course now.

“Amazing and informative presentation, this will help me create a new template for torticollis evaluation in our unit!” – Lindsay Loyd, PT, DPT

“Very interesting presentation and taught me the sequelae that can occur as a result of torticollis. It will help me be more observant and proactive in my identification and treatment of torticollis.”- Andrea Craven, OTR/L, CNT, NTMTC

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