Do you treat congenital muscular torticollis (CMT) in your young clients?
For years, I used to focus mostly on treating the neck, but I never seemed to get quite the result I wanted.
Slow progress. Inconsistent results. Small improvements... but I knew in the back of my mind that I could do more. The problem was… I had no idea how.
Adding the 7 body structure exam changed everything.
When I used to treat clients, other asymmetries in the body remained untouched, which caused a lack of significant progress or success I'd been looking for, but after I integrated the 7 body structure exam, I could strengthen neck muscles, promote better head posture, improve fine and gross motor development and so much more for my young clients.
Now, I’m showing you exactly how I approach each case of CMT, from in-depth evaluations to whole-body interventions that eliminate discomfort in my brand-new online course Treating Torticollis: Going Beyond Just the Neck.
I’ve created this step-by-step course to assess and treat infants in your care, using over 20 years of experience in pediatric settings and the most up-to-date treatments.
I’ll walk you through alternative approaches and proven treatment interventions that gradually lengthen and strengthen the muscles to correct CMT. You'll also be able to ease parents' fears with the strategies you'll gain in this online training that will define clear goals to leave you feeling confident in your approach.
Plus, this online course includes 2 FREE BONUS video modules on pediatric kinesiology taping to take your treatments one step further.
I hope you join me.
Your Partners in Rehab,
Rosemary Peng, PT, MSPT & The PESI Rehab Team
Looking Beyond the Neck for Better Results
Set yourself apart from your colleagues with practical and effective evaluation strategies. You'll discover what might've been missed, how to properly diagnose, and finally see results WHEN you have a full understanding of CMT and the most accurate evaluation to build on.
This first module walks you through:
- A background on torticollis, including uncommon causes and connections, like GERD, and three categories of CMT
- Evaluation and screening, including history and subjective information to consider
- 9 factors to consider in your examination
- Objective measurements, including the 7 body structures and motor assessments
- 8 grades of severity to consider with CMT
- 7 red flags indicating the need for a physician referral
- Best practices for establishing a CMT prognosis
- A quick reference sheet for common ICD-10 codes that can be helpful
Infant treatment can seem daunting, but the techniques in this module can help you feel at ease when interacting with your young clients.
The training in Module 2 will show you:
- 5 components of first choice intervention
- Precautions to positioning, including conscientious positioning during common activities such as carrying and play
- Environmental adaptations to consider with recommended modifications
- Strengthening and righting reactions, including using common tools that also work for parents and family
- Stretching to improve asymmetries
- Tips for symmetrical development of movement
This final module will walk you through how to create the most well-rounded interventions for your clients with CMT. From showing the family how to help, to writing clear goals, you'll discover how to build a successful intervention plan that extends far beyond the child's time in rehab.
Walk away feeling confident in your abilities to:
- Help the family adhere to interventions and participate in ongoing treatment post-rehab
- Integrate other therapeutic approaches, including helmets and collars
- Properly refer for further consultation when needed
- Write goals and properly prepare for discharge
Over the years, she has worked in the school system as a school physical therapist and worked in the inpatient department of Children’s Specialized Hospital in New Brunswick, NJ. Rose brings a wealth of knowledge, experience, and enthusiasm to her workshops that leaves attendees feeling confident, energized, and prepared to tackle CMT in their patients. Click here for information about Rosemary Peng.
Outside of the clinic Dr. Koniuto instructs nationwide continuing education courses and has been published in Physical Therapy Magazine. He earned his Bachelor of Science and Master's of Physical Therapy at Springfield College in Massachusetts and his Doctorate from Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY. Click here for information about John Koniuto.