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ZOOM Monday 19 August 2024 - Infant musculoskeletal conditions that can impact breastfeeding.

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Presenter: John Klauz BSc(Physiotherapy), MSc (Paediatric Physiotherapist)


The session will look at infant musculoskeletal issues can potentially impact breastfeeding and can be resolved with appropriate management. This session will assist IBCLCs in identifying possible musculoskeletal issues in breastfed infants and gaining knowledge of their management. In this session John will review the presentation of musculoskeletal problems such as torticollis, altered tone and symmetry, the indications for co-management/referral and the safety and effectiveness of paediatric physiotherapy treatment for infants. Timely identification, referral, and resolution of musculoskeletal issues is one factor that can contribute to the resolution of breastfeeding difficulties.

John Klauz is an experienced private practice physiotherapist, with over 15 years’ experience in paediatrics. John has a Masters in Paediatric Physiotherapy from Monash University and completed the Australian Physiotherapy Association Level 1 and Level 2 Paediatric courses. He has a wealth of knowledge and experience in neonatal problems, including positional and packaging disorders such as torticollis, plagiocephaly and foot deformities. He is also passionate about helping children and their families work on developmental delays, paediatric neurological conditions and fracture management.

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