Treating Cranial Asymmetry: How to Achieve Successful Outcomes Supported by Evidence-Based Practice
Date and Time
CE Contact Hours: 60 minutes
Understanding each other’s recommendations, goals, assessment techniques, and what is considered a successful outcome is paramount to building positive experiences for cranial asymmetry patients. Join a panel of therapy and orthotic specialists in a roundtable discussion to learn how evidence and data are being used to shape cranial care.
This session will focus on the various types of outcomes and clinical practice guidelines being used in the field today that are designed to help therapists and orthotists analyze and respond quickly and efficiently when providing cranial care for infants with cranial abnormalities.
Upon completion of this program, participants should be able to:
- List relevant evidence, objective measurements, and data helping to shape care for this patient population
- Describe how this data relates to clinical practice, patient performance, and ongoing success
- Summarize assessment techniques
Doug Reber, L/CO
Director, Education & National Residency, Hanger Clinic
Doug is a licensed, ABC-certified orthotist with 40 years of experience. He serves as the lead for cranial remolding procedures at Hanger Clinic.
Shannon O’Shea, CPO
Area Clinic Manager, Hanger Clinic – Kansas
Shannon specializes in the treatment of infants with plagiocephaly and craniosynostosis, as well as the treatment of scoliosis. She contributes to Hanger Clinic’s Clinical and Scientific Affairs team, providing clinicians with cranial education, troubleshooting, and outcomes guidance.
Katrina Grosser, ATC, CPO
Clinic Manager, Hanger Clinic – Cincinnati
Katie specializes in the treatment of children who require lower extremity and spinal orthoses, as well as cranial remolding orthoses. She works hard to ensure a positive experience for all patients from the moment they walk through the door.
Jenna Moffo, PT, DPT
Physical Therapist, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Jenna is a member of the Congenital Muscular Torticollis TRACK (Translating Research and Clinical Knowledge into Practice) team, guiding the department in innovative and evidence-based treatment for torticollis. Her team addresses treatment for plagiocephaly and serves as a link to coordinate care between the hospital’s plagiocephaly (helmeting) clinic and physical therapy department.
Sybill D. Naidoo, PhD, RN, CPNP
Pediatric Nurse Practioner, Washington University
Dr. Naidoo has worked in the Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at Washington University School of Medicine/St Louis Children’s Hospital since 2002. She has a broad background in pediatric plastic surgery with specific training and expertise in craniofacial anomalies. Her research interests include craniosynostosis and deformational plagiocephaly, as well as cleft lip and palate. She has published extensively on these topics as well as presented her research nationally and internationally. She independently runs a deformational plagiocephaly clinic and has seen over 12,000 patients throughout her career. Dr. Naidoo was also an integral part of starting the endoscopic synostosis repair program at St. Louis Children’s Hospital in 2006. Since that time she has managed the helmeting associated with endoscopic correction of craniosynostosis. Her team works closely with orthotists for post-operative and deformational plagiocephaly helmeting and considers them one of the most important parts of the team.
April 22, 2021
This one hour session is designed to deepen your understanding of deformational plagiocephaly and brachycephaly by providing guidance on taking cranial measurements, equipping you with assessment techniques, and highlighting appropriate patient care pathways for your pediatric patient population.
May 6, 2021
Through interactive case studies, the goal of this session is to provide an overview of the principles of correction, both surgical and orthotic, based on the various types of synostosis.