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Congenital Muscular Torticollis: A Pain in the Neck?
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When: August 22, 2015
8:00 AM to 12:15 PM
Where: UTHSCSA - Dept of Physical Therapy
7703 Floyd Curl Drive
School of Health Professions - 1st Fl Auditorium
San Antonio, Texas  78229
United States
Contact: Robert Sandoval

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Congenital muscular torticollis (CMT) is the third most common musculoskeletal condition of infants. Current literature reports 90% of babies with CMT have good to excellent outcomes when provided with appropriate conservative therapy within the first 12 months of life. This presentation will review the primary types of torticollis as well as current evidence based assessment and management of children with CMT.



• Define torticollis & differentiate between CMT & acquired torticollis.

• Describe

– Components of an torticollis evaluation
– Conservative treatment strategies
– Basic principles of conservative adjuvant care: kinesiotaping, TOT collar
– Indications for surgical intervention



8:00-8:15 Welcome
8:15-10:00 Didactic Presentation: Powerpoint, Video, Discussion
• What is Torticollis?
• Etiology
• Differential Diagnosis
• Conservative Management-Part 1
10:00-10:15 Break
10:15-11:00 Didactic Presentation: Powerpoint, Video, Discussion
• Conservative Management-Part 2
• Plagiocephaly
• CMT and Motor Development
11:00-12:00 Case Studies and Lab
12:00-12:15 Questions and Wrap-Up

Speaker Bio:

Dr. Anderson completed her entry-level physical therapy training at the University of Central Arkansas in 1982. She subsequently earned an Advanced Master of Science in Physical Therapy at Texas Woman’s University and a Doctor of Physical Therapy from AT Still University. She is a Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Pediatric Physical Therapy. After working for nearly 25 years at Children’s Medical Center of Dallas, she joined Therapy 2000, a pediatric home health agency based in Dallas. Currently, Alice serves as a Clinical Specialist for Physical Therapy as well as the High Risk Infant Program. Additionally, Alice presents on the role of physical therapy for persons with bleeding disorders on local, national, and international levels. Her clinical interests include working with medically complex infants/toddlers who are at risk for developmental disabilities as well as physical therapy management of persons with bleeding disorders. Another passion is to promote fitness and community integration for special populations. In her free time, Alice has volunteered for several international medical outreaches throughout Central & South America, as well as Eastern Europe. Her hobbies include reading, fitness activities, yoga, outdoor adventures, and playing with her Shetland sheepdogs, Loki and Luna.



This course is approved for 4.0 CCUs.


Registration Fees:

$100 APTA/TPTA members
$150 non-members
$0 student members


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