Management of Pediatric Spasticity: The Holistic Treatment of Children with Cerebral Palsy

Description: This course will review the epidemiology and risk factors for cerebral palsy (CP) including a review of primary and secondary conditions, the pathophysiology of spasticity and comprehensive management including medications, surgical options and common occupational and physical modalities used in the integrated management of spasticity in children with cerebral palsy.

Objectives: Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the pathophysiology of spasticity and identify the clinical scales used in describing and measuring spasticity
  • Describe the common prevention and treatment strategies for managing spasticity in children with CP
  • Summarize what is known about the impact of spasticity on the rehabilitation and how this impacts growth and development in children

    Instructor: Gadi Revivo, DO, Assistant Director, Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine, Shirley Ryan AbilityLab; Assistant Professor, Department of PM&R, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

    Audience: Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants

    Note: You will have 3 months from the date of purchase to complete and review the course material. You will receive a reminder email 2 weeks before the expiration date.

    Continuing Education Credits

    Physical Therapy 

    This course has been approved by the Illinois Physical Therapy Board for 1 Contact Hours. Approval #216-000069

    The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Physical Therapy as an approved provider of physical therapy and physical therapist assistant continuing education. This course has been approved for 1.0 contact hours.

    Occupational Therapy 

    The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is an approved provider for the American Occupational Therapy Association to offer continuing education in occupational therapy. This intermediate level program awards occupational therapists 0.1 CEUs or 1 contact hour. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. Category 2: OT Process


    Online Learning Occupational Therapists OTA and PTA Physical Therapists