Effect of Pediatric Physical Therapy on Deformational Plagiocephaly in Children With Positional Preference

Leo A. van Vlimmeren, Yolanda van der Graaf, Magda M. Boere-Boonekamp, Monique P. L’Hoir, Paul J. M. Helders, Raoul H. H. Engelbert.

This RCT evaluates the effect of pediatric physical therapy on positional preference and deformational plagiocephaly on 65 children at 6 and 12 months.

It concludes that a 4-month standardized pediatric physical therapy program to treat positional preference significantly reduced the prevalence of severe deformational plagiocephaly compared with usual care.

Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med.; 162():711-711, 08/2008.

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Pharmacology and Physiotherapy

This online course will review the effects, side effects, potential drug interactions and how these will influence ideal physical therapy management with a specific focus on antidepressants and exercise.

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