Common Conditions in Pediatric Rehabilitation

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Introduction to the theory and application of rehabilitation in children with common conditions including motor delay, torticollis, plagiocephaly, hip dysplasia, club foot, neuromuscular disorders, toe walking, and developmental coordination disorder.

Now registering for the course running September 16 - October 25, 2024.

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Course Goals

  • To increase understanding of the theory and application of rehabilitation in children with selected common pediatric conditions.
  • To familiarize the learner with the best evidence supporting treatments used in pediatric rehabilitation.

Course learning objectives

At the completion of this course, you will be able to:
  • Describe typical infant motor development and apply your knowledge of typical development to guide interventions for children with immature motor skills.
  • Understand the pathophysiology of selected conditions and identify key assessment components.
  • Discuss rehabilitation interventions for select conditions.
  • Consider the role of different allied health professionals in pediatric rehabilitation.


The course is approximately 1 credit equivalent (13 content hours).  However, you should expect to spend somewhere between 18-35 total hours on the course (varies depending on the individual). We do equate the course on the high end of that and 35 educational hours appear on the digital certificates that are issued after course completion.

*If you are an allied health staff member with Alberta Health Services and you support University of Alberta Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine student placements (e.g. preceptor, site coordinator) you may be eligible to receive complimentary registration for this micro-course. Contact for more information.

*If you are a current (2023-24) Faculty of Rehab Medicine (FRM) Affiliated Clinical Educator you may be eligible to receive a 15% discount for this micro-course. Contact for more information.

Lizz Zachary

Course facilitator

Lizz Zahary BScPT, BPE is a University of Alberta alumna and has been a practicing physiotherapist for 25 years. She has clinical experience in many settings in both Australia and Canada, from elite level athletes at the Sydney Olympic Games to premature infants at the Stollery Children’s Hospital. For the past 14 years, she has co-owned Summerside Children’s and Sport Physiotherapy and Westside Children’s and Sport Physiotherapy, working primarily with infants and young children.

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How to Apply

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$250 Course Fee: Course Payment

A 100% refund of the $250 course fee is available to students who withdraw before the first day of the course. Withdrawal requests during the first 3 weeks of the course will be refunded 50% of the registration fee. After 3 weeks (mid-point of the course) no refund will be provided.

Course Offerings
Now registering for the course running February 5 - March 15, 2024.

The course content is delivered 100% asynchronously meaning there is no requirement to be online at a specific class date and time. Participants can complete the learning activities in a place and time of their choosing. Content is accessible twenty four (24) hours-a-day from any location with an internet connection.


There are no grades for this course. Instead, students receive a complete or incomplete score based on satisfactory completion of the course. To successfully complete the course students are required to work through all learning activities and achieve 60% on all the knowledge check quizzes at the end of each module. Students are given unlimited quiz attempts and can challenge these at any time throughout the course.


Upon successful completion of each module participants will be issued a faculty digital certificate noting the number of educational hours.

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