Best Practices for Pediatric Scoliosis, Spine, and Back Pain

Webinar Recorded June 2, 2021

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An update on the latest advances in pediatric spine care.

Experts from Columbia Pediatric Orthopedics & Spine and visiting lecturers will share best practices and updates on state-of-the-art treatments for a broad spectrum of pediatric spine disorders, including spinal deformity, spine care in the primary care setting, spine health in young athletes, and managing back pain. 

All healthcare providers treating the pediatric population are encouraged to attend this interactive live program.

Resources from the Faculty

Books

Non Fiction

• Scoliosis A Guide for Children and Their Families by Michael G. Vitale and Amber Sentell, Mizerik, PA-C

• Staying Out of Trouble in Pediatric Orthopedics

• Patient Guide What to Expect: Conservative Scoliosis Care

• Patient Guide What to Expect: Your Child’s Spine Surgery

• Straight Talk with the Curvy Girls by Theresa Mulvaney and Robin Stoltz

Fiction

• Braced by Alyson Gerber

• Dear Isaac Newton You’re Ruining My Life by Rachel Hruza

• When Life Throws You a Curve by Elizabeth Golden

• I’m Bent Not Broken by Caroline Bielen

• Deenie by Judy Blume

• Cole and the Crooked Flower

• Being Grace by June Hyjek

• Beautiful Crooked Letter I by Shae Smith

Organizations

Other

Patient Education

Websites

 

 

Course Directors

  • Prachi Bakarania, DPT

    Co-Director, Non-Operative Care for Spine and Scoliosis

    Portrait of Prachi Bakarania, DPT
  • Amber Sentel Mizerik, PA-C

    Pediatric Orthopedics & Spine Care

    Portrait of Amber Sentel Mizerik, PA-C
  • Michael Vitale, MD, MPH

    Chief, Pediatric Orthopedics & Spine

    Portrait of Dr. Michael Vitale

Seminar Agenda

I. Scoliosis: 

  • #CureAIS – Michael Vitale, MD
  • Physical Therapy for the Child With Scoliosis – Prachi Bakarania, DPT
  • Resources for Spine Deformity – Amber Mizerik, PA

II. Spine Disorders: 

  • When Is It Not Just Back Pain? – Benjamin Roye, MD
  • Pediatric Spine Care for the Primary Care Provider – Ameeka George, CPNP
  • Spine Health in the Developing Athlete – Ian Leahy, DPT

​III. Back Pain: 

  • Back Pain the Adolescent – Amber Mizerik, PA
  • Back Pain Algorithm – David Skaggs, MD
  • Ergonomics for Teens – Kelly Grimes, DPT

Accreditation Information

The Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement

The Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Physical Therapy Accreditation

The Columbia University Program in Physical Therapy is approved by the New York State Department of Education Office of the Professions as a sponsor of continuing education for physical therapists and physical therapist assistants.

Credits are only available for participants in the live event. Contact orthocme@cumc.columbia.edu to claim credit if you attended this event.

Program Description & Objectives

Experts from Columbia University's Division of Pediatric Orthopedics and visiting lecturers will share best practices and updates on state-of-the-art treatments for a broad spectrum of pediatric spine disorders. Lectures and interactive sessions will cover topics related to spinal deformity, spine care in the primary care setting, spine health in young athletes, and managing back pain. 

This program is designed for healthcare providers treating the Pediatric population. Pediatricians, Family Practitioners, Orthopedic Surgeons, Physiatrists, Nurse practitioners, Physician Assistants, Physical Therapists, and Athletic Trainers are encouraged to attend. 

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be better able to:

  • Understand the current literature and latest information on pediatric spine and scoliosis conditions
  • Know when to worry and when to refer a patient to a pediatric orthopedic specialist
  • Treat certain pediatric orthopedic spine conditions in the primary care setting

Program Faculty

  • Ameeka George, CPNP

    Columbia Orthopedics

  • Kelly Grimes, DPT, GCS, OCS

    Columbia Orthopedics

  • Ian Leahy, PT, DPT, OCS, SCS, CSCS, FAAOMPT

    Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

  • Benjamin Roye, MD, MPH

    Columbia Orthopedics

  • David Skaggs, MD

    Cedars-Sinai Medical Center