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Pediatric Physical Therapy: Course Outline

Pediatric physical therapists are physical therapists that specialize in treating and caring for patients who are toddlers, babies, children, teenagers and young adults. They treat conditions related to genetic, neurological and orthopedic disorders

Course Outline

  1. History and examination / pediatric examination
  2. Assessment and outcome measurement
  3. Medical care of children with disabilities
  4. Psychological assessment in pediatric rehabilitation
  5. Approaches to working with children
  6. Normal developmental milestones
  7. Theories of development
  8. Language development in disorders of communication and oral motor function adaptive sports and recreation
  9. Orthotic and assistive devices
  10. Electrodiagnosis in pediatrics
  11. Motor learning& principles of motor learning
  12. The child parents and physiotherapist
  13. Aging with pediatric onset disability and diseases
  14. The assessment of human gait, motion, and motor function
  15. Psychosocial aspects of pediatric rehabilitation
  16. Pediatric and neonatal intensive therapy
  17. Disorders of respiratory system
  18. Cystic fibrosis duchene muscular

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