Webinar: Cranial Asymmetry: A Closer Look at Why Infant Early Detection and Prevention Matter Most

Date and Time

June 12, 2020
1–2 p.m. ET


Virtual Event

Cranial asymmetry can be caused by many factors, including premature birth, congenital muscular torticollis (a tilting and/or turning of a baby’s neck to one side as a result of a muscle strain), multiple births, restrictive intrauterine positioning, trauma at birth, cervical spine abnormalities, and favoring one side over another.

Early detection and prevention is important. This one hour session is designed to deepen the understanding of and ability to assess for deformational plagiocephaly.  This course will provide guidance on taking cranial measurements, equip you with assessment techniques, and support you through discovering appropriate patient care pathways for your pediatric patient population.

Course Syllabus


Upon completion of this program, participants should be able to:

  • Explain the significance of the correlation between normal infant development and the development of positional/deformational plagiocephaly
  • Describe the implications of torticollis as it relates to the development and management of deformational plagiocephaly
  • Identify key features that distinguish synostotic from non-synostoic plagiocephaly
  • Demonstrate/describe the procedure for obtaining standardized measurements of the infant skull


Dan Gehbauer, CPO, LPO

Dan is the Area Clinic Manager for Hanger Clinic in Northern Illinois. He specializes in lower extremity prosthetic care, acute and sub acute rehabilitative orthotic care, and pediatric cranial remolding orthoses.

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Continuing Education Requirements: All attendees are required to attend the entire session, complete a credit request form, and evaluation following the session. Throughout the presentation learning outcomes will be assessed through instructor interaction and attendee’s participation through Q&A.