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Application of the Clinical Practice Guideline for Congenital Muscular Torticollis

A Case Report

Huegel, Micah, PT, DPT; Kenyon, Lisa K., PT, DPT, PhD, PCS

doi: 10.1097/PEP.0000000000000569
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Purpose: This case report illustrates application of the Clinical Practice Guideline for Congenital Muscular Torticollis in a pediatric outpatient facility.

Descriptions: The infant was a 2-month-old baby presenting with congenital muscular torticollis. Application of each of the 16 action statements outlined in the Clinical Practice Guideline is detailed as related to the case.

Outcomes: All desired outcomes were achieved within 11 intervention sessions over a 16-week period.

What This Case Adds: This case illustrates application of the Clinical Practice Guideline and exemplifies how each action statement can be addressed without placing an undue time burden upon the therapist. The case resulted in changes to facility-wide clinical procedures to increase consistency of care as outlined in the Clinical Practice Guideline.

This case report illustrates application of the Clinical Practice Guideline for Congenital Muscular Torticollis in a pediatric outpatient facility.

Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital (Dr Huegel), Grand Rapids, Michigan; Department of Physical Therapy (Dr Kenyon), Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Correspondence: Lisa K. Kenyon, PT, DPT, PhD, PCS, Grand Valley State University, 301 Michigan St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 (kenyonli@gvsu.edu).

At the time this case report was conducted, Dr Huegel was a resident in the Mary Free Bed Pediatric Physical Therapy Residency Program.

The authors declare no conflicts of interest.

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