To provide the ESSENTIAL scientific and clinical osteopathic information
to optimize osteopathic intervention strategies and treatment outcomes
*NSP: Non Synostotic Plagiocephaly
Assessments plagiocephaly and torticolis
Key factors for establishing optimal treatment
Osteopath : interprofessional collaboration
Impact on global posture and motor development
Program overview, objectives and learning outcomes
This course is already frequently taught with a great succes (Paris, Bordeaux, Toulouse, Lille, Dijon, Switzerland, Belgium, Danemark, Germany, Montreal…). It is a synthesis from thousands of hours invested over the last 15 years. The learners will develop clinical skills and experience through practical workshops, videos and masterclass. They will also develop medical language and a scientific insight through an exhaustive literature review.
In other word it’s a unic opportunity to gain competencies to optimize osteopathic interventions and outcomes. The course objectives focus on the clinical utility in each section.
Plagiocephaly incidence can reach 48% (Mawji 2012)1. Plagiocephaly and torticollis is known as the first primary reason for peadiatric consultation in osteopathy (Morin and Aubin 2014)2. Furthermore, osteopaths face the challenge to achieve the best results with as few interventions as possible (to be cost and time effective).
This course includes pratical workshop to enhance and specialized their palpation skills through specific techniques. Using case studies (follow up from the last 10 years) and hundred of pictures, we will address the complexity of plagiocephaly, torticollis and associated conditions in relation to neuromotor development. We believe that cranial asymmetries are the consequences of so many forces applied to the whole infant before, during and after birth and therefore we emphasize the need to treat the infant in its globality to harmonize body systems and promote optimal well being.
Participant will develop skill to achieve objective measurements through severity assessment scales, experiencing reliable measurement tools3 such as antrhropometry and learning about plagiocephalometry… exploring new technologies avenues such as 3D scanner. In addition, accurate measurements and note-taking strategies will facilitate early diagnosis and tracking of cranial asymmetries evolution. Measurements will also guide decision making through an objective view of the global condition promoting sharing information with parents and medical team.
This course will support clinical management and treatment plan strategies with awareness to medical referrals (peadiatrics red flags), leading to optimal peadiatrics cares.
Deformities (Plagiocephalometry). Journal of Craniofacial Surgery, vol. 19, number 1, 2008.