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"Torticollis in Infants: Occupational Therapy Assessment and Intervention" - GCED Meeting & CE Event
Shriner's Hospital for Children - 5th Floor Auditorium
6977 Main Street
Houston, TX 77030
Wednesday, August 29, 2018, 5:45 PM - 8:00 PM CST
Category: Gulf Coast East District

Networking starts at 5:45pm. Meeting begins at 6:15pm.

This Month’s Locations (Please visit the GCED Webpage for addresses and contact information):

  • Shriner's Hospital for Children 
  • University of Texas Medical Branch @ Galveston
  • Tomball Independent School District
  • Memorial Hermann Southeast
  • Pima Medical Institute

Topic: "Torticollis in Infants: Occupational Therapy Assessment and Intervention"

Speaker: Anna Heartling, OTR, MOT, CLT

Learning Objectives:
Following this presentation, participants will:
1) Understand the different types of torticollis in infants
2) Be able to explain how the treatment of torticollis fits into the Occupational Therapy Practice Framework
3) Be able to verbalize examples of assessment techniques used during the evaluation of infants with torticollis
4) Be able to identify intervention strategies for torticollis that are supported by research/evidence
5) Understand when it is appropriate to discharge a patient with torticollis from skilled therapy services

Speaker Bio:
Anna Haertling is a 2013 graduate from the Master of Occupational Therapy Program at the University of Missouri. The first 4 years of her career as an OTR were focused in an inpatient rehabilitation setting with the treatment of neurologic injuries. She then transitioned to the treatment of pediatric patients in an outpatient setting in 2017. Since beginning her work in a pediatric setting, Anna took a particular interest in the treatment of infants with torticollis and has independently furthered her education on the topic in order to provide quality, evidence-based treatment to these patients. Anna's passion for the profession of occupational therapy extends beyond the clinic into volunteer leadership and advocacy, and she is the current Chair of TOTA's Gulf Coast East District.


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