Cindy Miles’ Torticollis Course

Cindy Miles’ Torticollis Course

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Cindy Miles’ Torticollis Course

Torticollis & Plagiocephaly: Assessment & Treatment of Infants & Children Impact on the Movement System of Infants & Beyond

Presented by : Cindy Miles, PT, PhD
Board Certified Pediatric Clinical Specialist

Torticollis & Plagiocephaly

This dynamic, evolving course concentrates on progressive, effective evaluation and treatment schemes for infants and young children with a diagnosis of torticollis with or without plagiocephaly, including challenging cases. The course is designed to provide therapists with current research and recommendations pertaining to the implications of torticollis, sleep posture and increased use of positional devices on infant postural and motor development. Current evidence-based clinical pathways and guidelines for the management of torticollis, movement impairments, an infant's head shape, including Clinical Practice Guidelines from APTA - Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy, are discussed and incorporated. Red flags for related early infancy and preschool diagnoses are appraised. Current functional, clinically oriented evaluation and evidence-based treatment strategies for infants and young children that can be integrated into routines and play are provided. Diagnostic procedures and surgical intervention are reviewed. Recommendations for follow-up and secondary specialist consultations are presented. Emphasis on home exercise programs, effective strategies, and long term follow-up to team with parents are explored throughout both days.

Learning opportunities for therapists and medical professionals involved in pediatrics will transpire through lecture, case reports, group problem solving, video review, patient demonstration and lab practicum. The extensive use of pictures and videos throughout the 2 days of intensive course materials will allow participates to problem solve and identify movement and tissue impairments related to the diagnosis of torticollis, providing functional ways to evaluate and treat.

SUGGESTED AUDIENCE: Physical, Occupational & Speech Therapists; Nurses, including NICU,  Nurse Practitioners, Orthotists, Physician Assistants, and Physicians

Cindy Miles Bio: 
Having served the pediatric population since 1977, Cindy Miles, PT, Ph.D. PCS, CNDT established her pediatric private practice in 1981. Dr. Miles is a graduate of the University of Pitts-burgh, School of Health Related Professionals and East Stroudsburg University with a Master of Education in exercise physiology. She also holds a Ph.D. in Pediatric Science from the Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions. Her doctoral research was on potential risk factors related to the diagnosis of Torticollis. She is Board Certified by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties as a Pediatric Clinical Specialist, specializing in treating children from birth through to young adults. Cindy completed the eight-week Pediatric NeuroDevelopmental train-ing course and the Advanced Infant course. Dr. Miles is serving as President of the Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy (APPT) and is presently the Co-Chair and Meeting Planner for the Academy’s Annual Conference (APPTAC).  She held the titles of  APPT Treasurer, Treasurer-Elect and pediatric sports, fitness SIG chair. Dr. Miles presents nationally on pediatric private practice and reimbursement as well as nationally and internationally on Torticollis, Plagiocephaly, and Fitness for All Abilities. She has published in peer review journals and books on topics related to pediatric physical therapy. www.cindymiles.com or www.traintotriumph.com

testimonials

“Cindy’s dynamic energy, teaching techniques, and attitude that we are the experts was amazing. It gave me the push to go back and make changes.......educated our entire staff on EBM and continue to find a love to passionately push this profession forward! I will never be able to say thank you enough for your energy and attitude...it was exactly what I needed to push the system I work in the right direction...”

“Cindy’s dynamic energy, teaching techniques, and attitude that we are the experts was amazing. It gave me the push to go back and make changes.......educated our entire staff on EBM and continue to find a love to passionately push this profession forward! I will never be able to say thank you enough for your energy and attitude...it was exactly what I needed to push the system I work in the right direction...”

"This was an excellent course! Cindy is a very dynamic, clear, and engaging speaker. As a new therapist, this class provided wonderful, specific interventions and treatments and provided a more complete picture of Torticollis' effects on the whole person." 

Cindy was a joy to listen to and was a wealth of knowledge. I would recommend this course to anyone and would love to have another course with her.

I loved this course! Cindy was incredibly knowledgeable and hilarious. She brought a fun approach to learning that is rare in continuing education. I was very grateful for this opportunity. I would love to take more courses with her in the future and would highly recommend this course to my colleagues.

I gained new strategies to try with clients on my caseload as well as evidence-based research to use to advocate for treatment for both conditions.