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Effective Evaluation, Assessment & Treatment of Pediatric Equinus Gait (Toe Walking): From PT & OT Perspectives – November 1 & 2, 2017

Liesa Persaud, PT, DPT, PCS, CKTP
November 1 & 2, 2017 – NYC

This course addresses the impairment caused by Idiopathic Toe Walking specifically related to barriers in the child’s environment that originate from weakness and limited mobility.  This would include school, home and recreational environments.
Simple interventions that can be applied in a school-based, home or clinic environment will be described.

A comprehensive seminar that provides valuable tools for evidence-based evaluation, assessment and treatment of pediatric toe-walking with a descriptive, organized approach for health care professionals.  Gain comfort with the evaluation and treatment of pediatric toe walking.

It is common for the practitioner to feel lost when a child presents with a toe walking gait pattern. Both evaluation and treatment of these children are often frustrating for all involved and frequently results in inaccurate evaluation with ineffective intervention and poor achievement of results. Long term results are rarely achieved with either resultant surgical intervention and/or a reoccurrence of the problem. However, establishing a specific approach to treating this type of patient can be made less frustrating and more rewarding by asking the right questions and forming a deliberate approach.

This course is excellent for alleviating a chaotic approach to the treatment of pediatric toe walking. Through an organized evaluation procedure, specific data will be used to direct the clinician to potential etiologies. Causes and appropriate intervention strategies are identified in order to utilize a systematic approach to developing an effective treatment plans.

$515.00 $490.00

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COURSE DESCRIPTION:

This course addresses the impairment caused by Idiopathic Toe Walking specifically related to barriers in the child’s environment that originate from weakness and limited mobility.  This would include school, home and recreational environments.

This is a comprehensive seminar that provides valuable tools for evidence-based evaluation, assessment and treatment of pediatric toe-walking with a descriptive, organized approach for health care professionals.  Simple interventions that can be applied in a school-based, home or clinic environment will be described.

It is common for the practitioner to feel lost when a child presents with a toe walking gait pattern. Both evaluation and treatment of these children are often frustrating for all involved and frequently results in inaccurate evaluation with ineffective intervention and poor achievement of results. Long term results are rarely achieved with either resultant surgical intervention and/or a reoccurrence of the problem. However, establishing a specific approach to treating this type of patient can be made less frustrating and more rewarding by asking the right questions and forming a deliberate approach.

This course is excellent for alleviating a chaotic approach to the treatment of pediatric toe walking. Through an organized evaluation procedure, specific data will be used to direct the clinician to potential etiologies. Causes and appropriate intervention strategies are identified in order to utilize a systematic approach to developing an effective treatment plans.

 

Learning Objectives:
Participants who complete the workshop are expected to be able to:

  • IDENTIFY specific pathologies relevant to pediatric equinus gait.
  • DEVELOP an organized evaluation approach and use the data to determine various etiologies of pediatric equinus gait.
  • DISCUSS etiology-specific & age-appropriate assessment & management strategies for this population.
  • APPLY effective examination, evaluation, intervention and treatment strategies to toe walking in the pediatric population.
  • DESIGN an effective & individualized treatment plan for the pediatric patient
  • EXPLAIN the future consequences of incorrect intervention.
  • GAIN confidence with the evaluation and treatment of pediatric toe walking.


WEDNESDAY – November 1, 2017

DAY 1

IDEAL GAIT & EQUINUS GAIT  (8:00-10:00)

Definition Problems & concerns of Idiopathic Toe Walking

Normal gait & gait development

Characteristics of equinus gait

BIOMECHANICS (10:15-12:00)

Stable base

Anterior center of mass

Muscle Balance Theory

Serial casting

Orthoses

Transverse plane

BIOMECHANICS LAB (1:00-2:00)

Posting wedges & calcaneal eversion

Forefoot wedges

Passive ankle DFROM measurement technique: R1 & R2

Orthoses & shoes styles modifications

Garment therapy

KINESIOLOGY (2:00-3:45)

Physiology

Muscle lengthening

Muscle strength

KINESIOLOGY LAB (4:00-5:30)

Muscle lengthening

NMES

Kinesiotape®

THURSDAY – November 2, 2017

DAY 2

SENSORY PROCESSING (8:00-9:00)

Consideration of the sensory systems: tactile, vestibular, visual, proprioceptive, emotional

SENSORY PROCESSING DISORDER  (9:00-10:00)

Anatomy

Diagnosis

Incidence

Documentation

Assessment

Relationship to Toe Walking

SENSORY PROCESSING LAB (10:15-12:00)

Post rotary nystagmus

Prone extension & supine flexion

Reflex integration

MOTOR LEARNING (1:00-2:00)

Postural responses

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA (2:00-3:30)

Birth history

Developmental history

Vision

Differential diagnoses

ASSESSMENT RESULTS & SUBSEQUENT TREATMENT PLANS  (3:45-5:30)

Clinical picture

Objective measurements

Problem list

Treatment strategies

Educational Credits:
16 contact hours. Certificates will be awarded.

Target Audience:
PT’s & OT’s

Course Level:
Intermediate

Approved by the NJ Board of PT Examiners for 16 CE credits.  Approval #2016-422.

Recognized by the NY State Education Department’s State Board for Physical Therapy as an approved provider of physical therapy and physical therapy assistant continuing education.   Approved for 16 contact hours.

color web&ppt TSI is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures. Approved by AOTA for 1.6 CEUs.
Cost:
Days 1 & 2: $515.00; Early Registration $490.00
Please note: Price includes one roll of Kinesiotape

Location:
Hotel Pennsylvania
401 7th Avenue
New York, NY