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Early Detection and Intervention for Cranial Deformation in Infants

Agenda – June 20, 2018

Place:
Judge Black Annex, Fort Boreman Meeting Room
317 Market St.
Parkersburg, WV  26101

Registration:  Call Michelle Curtis at 304-485-2000

Objective
Upon completing the course, the attendee will be able to recognize common cranial deformities for the purpose of more timely referral for treatment. The attendee will be able to perform some basic measurement techniques and calculations to determine baseline severity to track the head shape over time. The attendee will understand the mechanism that causes head shape deformity, as well as how it is corrected using a cranial remolding orthosis. They will also understand the instructions provided for the family and how to best help them follow them. The presentation will provide a common background for clinicians and support staff in discussing with the orthotist, cranial remolding devices and their use and care.

Agenda for the presentation

8:30am Introductions for the speaker and topic

9:00am Recognizing types of deformity and general causes and effects

9:10am Visual examination and clinical classification

9:25am Hand measurement vs digital capture devices

9:45am Classification using 3D modeling and prediction of correction

10:15am 15-minute break

10:30am How helmets work

10:45am How helmets are made

10:50am Fitting and delivery appointment procedures and Family instruction

11:35am Discussion of head shape correction factors and interpreting comparison scans

11:45am Question and answer period

12:10pm Session ends

Presenter Information
Sean Greer is a Certified/Licensed Orthotist working with Miller Prosthetics and Orthotics in Parkersburg, WV and Belpre, OH. Born and raised in the Mid-Ohio valley, Mr. Greer has worked in the field of Orthotics and Prosthetics since 2000 after completing undergraduate education at West Virginia University, and became an American Board-Certified Orthotist in 2003 after successfully completing postgraduate education, residency, and certification exams. Since then he has been able to specialize in pediatric orthotics with a further subspecialty in cranial remolding. Mr. Greer has worked with university and children’s hospitals, as well as with small community medical offices. He has been a guest lecturer on multiple occasions for Physical and Occupational therapy schools and associations, as well as the Orthomerica “Star Summit,” which is an international gathering of cranial remolding specialists.

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