This lecture can be applied toward the 8 C.E. credits required for the NCMIC 5% discount.
In this class, Dr. Hewitt will teach the doctor of chiropractic the subtleties of performing a general physical examination on babies and young children, including unique conditions to be aware of that are specific to the pediatric population. Included will be a special section on neurological assessment of newborns, covering evaluation of cranial nerve function tone, deep tendon reflexes, and primitive reflexes. This live virtual presentation will include video clips of many of these specific tests performed in an office. Dr. Hewitt will also introduce doctors and students to the five key questions to ask during the history to document the potential presence of joint dysfunction in infants. Ranging from in utero health through the process of labor and delivery, attendees will learn about the protective mechanisms built into the birth process, as well as the impacts on the newborn’s musculoskeletal system when a birth doesn’t go as planned. As always, throughout her presentation Dr. Hewitt will pepper her instruction with clinical pearls from her 32 years of experience in pediatric practice.