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Manual Therapy Consideration for the Pediatric Orthopaedic Patient

What You Will Learn

  • Understand the specific precautions and the relative risk of performing orthopedic manual therapy on pediatric patients.
  • Identify pediatric patients who are appropriate for orthopedic manual therapy.
  • Discuss the benefits of manual physical therapy to minimize pain and maximize function in pediatric orthopedic patients.

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What You Will Learn

  • Understand the specific precautions and the relative risk of performing orthopedic manual therapy on pediatric patients.
  • Identify pediatric patients who are appropriate for orthopedic manual therapy.
  • Discuss the benefits of manual physical therapy to minimize pain and maximize function in pediatric orthopedic patients.
Tuesday, August 10, 2021

12PM EASTERN
(9:00 PT / 10:00 MT / 11:00 CT)

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Price

$25 for Member
$40 for Non-member

60 minutes
Publisher

Ohio Physical Therapy Association

Subjects

Manipulation, Manual Therapy, Youth and Adolescent

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Summary

This session will explain how orthopedic manual physical therapy can be an effective tool to treat the pediatric orthopedic population. Pediatric patients are not tiny adults, they have conditions and injuries that are specific to their population, and without proper understanding, the orthopedic manual therapist risks injuring these patients. Evidence supporting the use of manual therapy in pediatric patients will be presented. Specific precautions and relative risk of injury from manual therapy in the pediatric population will be presented. Using case examples of common pediatric conditions, this session will highlight the differences and similarities between pediatric and adult patients and show how manual therapy can be an effective tool to treat the less familiar pediatric orthopedic patient.
 
Agenda
  • 12:00-12:05: Establish the need of Pediatric Orthopedic Physical Therapy
  • 12:05-12:10: Discuss the benefits of using manual therapy in adult patients
  • 12:10-12:15: Overview of why pediatric patients are considered precaution for manual therapy (MT)
  • 12:15-12:25: Discuss the risks and benefits specifically associated with MT in pediatric patients
  • 12:25-12:30: Discuss age specific contraindications and precautions for MT beyond that of being a child
  • 12:30-12:35: Discuss the decision-making strategy for using MT in orthopedic pediatric patient
  • 12:35-12:55: Specific case examples
  • 12:55-1:00: Q&A

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Presenters

Mitchell Selhorst, PT, DPT, PhD, OCS

Dr. Selhorst earned his Ph.D. at Nova Southeastern University and his master’s degree in physical therapy from The Ohio State... Read More

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