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Management of Pediatric Musculoskeletal Conditions


Credit: 24 Hours/2.4 CEU/24 CCU

Length: 2 days

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For: PT, OT

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This two-day on-site laboratory session will enhance students’ knowledge and skills in the hands-on, evidence-based management of pediatric patients with musculoskeletal conditions that impact growth and development and restrict participation. Evidence-based examination, medical screening, use of outcome measures, diagnostic testing for patients with both congenital and acquired musculoskeletal pathology will be discussed, as well as examining selected interventions for pediatric patients. Various treatment approaches and techniques are reviewed with emphasis on therapeutic exercise, dosing and exercise prescription, and handling/positioning and their effects on a child’s participation across the ICF. The eight hours of on-line pre-coursework will prepare participants for this hand-on experience.


Contact Hours: 24 – 8 online & 16 on-site
CEUs: 2.4 – .8 online & 1.6 on-site
CCUs: 24 – 8 online & 16 on-site

Course Objectives/Outcomes

  • Integrate knowledge of foundational sciences related to structure, normal musculoskeletal development and maturation, movement dysfunction, and pathophysiology of congenital conditions to enhance physical therapy outcomes.
  • Develop understanding of medical management, including diagnostic testing, pharmacology, and surgical procedures, of selected musculoskeletal disorders.
  • Perform a systematic examination and medical screening of patients with selected musculoskeletal disorders in order to guide evaluation, diagnosis/prognosis, intervention, and referral as needed.
  • Select appropriate outcome measures and developmental testing for selected musculoskeletal disorders.
  • Demonstrate appropriate therapeutic exercise (handling/positioning, strengthening, mobility, and activity-based interventions) and indirect interventions needed (equipment, bracing, team collaboration) for children with selected musculoskeletal disorders.
  • Determine appropriate use of orthotics, splints, and adaptive equipment based on available evidence.”


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  • I recommend this weekend intensive. It was helpful for me, as a clinician, to have hands on practice on skills such as torsional profile, and evaluation of a child with feedback from others in the class. Physical Therapist

  • The weekend intensive was great. We had time to practice our hands-on skills on typical and atypical children and share handling, goniometric measuring, common peds tests and initial evaluations. Physical Therapist

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