This course is designed in partnership with the Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy to educate participants in the importance of and necessity for an Annual Pediatric Physical Therapy Checkup as well as practical strategies for implementation into the framework of an existing practice. Therapist will learn how an Annual Pediatric Physical Therapy Checkup will improve their ability to enhance their patient’s wellbeing through a practical and preventative approach. Therapists will gain tangible strategies to advocate for their pediatric patients through a proactive approach focused on wellness.

Meet our Presenters

Cindy Miles, PT, PhD. PCS, CNDT established her pediatric private practice in 1981 after serving the pediatric population since 1977. Dr. Miles is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, School of Health Related Professionals, East Stroudsburg University with a Master of Education in exercise physiology and Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions with a PhD in Pediatric Science. Presently, she serves as President of the Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy (APPT) and as Chair and Meeting Planner of the APPT Annual Conference. Dr. Miles presents nationally on pediatric private practice and reimbursement as well as nationally and internationally on Torticollis and Plagiocephaly, and Fitness for All Abilities. She has published in peer review journals and books on topics related to pediatric physical or

Kellie S. Gossman PT, DPT, PCS is an Assistant Professor with the Division of Physical Therapy Education at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) in Kearney, NE. Gossman received her Doctor of Physical Therapy in 2012 from UNMC and became a Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Pediatric Physical Therapy in 2018. Her clinical specialties include pediatrics, chronic health conditions, seating and mobility, lymphedema, women’s health and cancer rehabilitation.

Katherine Smith PT, DPT, PCS is an Assistant Professor of Kinesiology in the School of Health Science at Charleston Southern University in Charleston South Carolina. Smith earned her Master of Physical Therapy in 2002 from American International College in Springfield Massachusetts and her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2017 from the University of St. Augustine. Smith became a Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Pediatric Physical Therapy in 2014. Her clinical specialties include pediatrics and orthopedic physical therapy.

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Completion Instructions

Review recorded content, complete assessment with 70% score or higher, claim certificate

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Cindy Miles, PT, PhD, PCS; Kellie Gossman, PT, DPT, PCS; Katherine Smith PT, DPT, PCS

Learning objectives

  1. Recognize the need for the Annual Pediatric PT Checkup and the Academy’s role to promote the mission of health promotion and advocacy.
  2. Discuss the decision framework that is used when providing PT annual checkups.
  3. Apply the aspects of evidence-based practice to the Annual Pediatric PT checkup process.
  4. Examine considerations for successful implementation of the Annual Pediatric PT Check-up.
  5. Utilize APTA and Academy resources to provide Annual PT Checkups in their clinics.


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Type:E-Learning Course
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Domains:check up, Katherine Smith, pediatrics, Scope of Practice, Cindy Miles, Kellie Gossman

The following credits are available upon completion of these activities.

Total credits:  0.2
Key Dates
Enrollment:Prior to  06/29/2022
Available discounts:
  • Non Member
    (until 12/31/2030)
  • Member
    (until 12/31/2030)
  • Pediatrics
    (until 12/31/2030)
* Prices in US Dollars