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 therapy.www.cindymiles.com or www.traintotriumph.com
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.