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Gait Peds

LIVE Webinar: Don’t Wait for Gait! Therapeutic Evaluation and Treatment of Pediatric Gait

Liesa M. Ritchie, PT, DPT, PCS

Wednesday & Thursday
December 14 & 15, 2022
8:00 am – 3:00 pm EST both days

Early $350.00* | Regular $375.00

*Early registration must be received 14 days prior to webinar (Nov. 30, 2022). GROUP DISCOUNT ALSO AVAILABLE!

 

This course clearly explains the significant components of evaluation and treatment of pediatric gait, in a clinically relevant manner. Flaws of a “wait and see” approach will be discussed, while supporting proactive and preventive intervention with proposed methods for deliberate, realistic and effective intervention for pediatric gait. The increased prevalence of developmental delay will be considered, with proposed etiologies, assessment of pre-gait skill performance, related orthopedic consequences and the future effects of this diagnosis on postural control and ambulation. Neuroplasticity, and the opportunities it provides for therapists, is explained. Orthopedic development is presented as it concerns appropriate development of an adequate base of support and assessment of the pediatric lower quarter. In summary, participants will leave with skills and treatment tools to immediately put into practice.

$375.00 $350.00

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OBJECTIVES

Learning Objectives
Participants completing this course will be able to:

  1. Explain the effects of delayed ambulation
  2. Describe the benefits of proactive and preventive intervention for pediatric gait
  3. Consider principles of neuroplasticity when considering intervention to increase mobility
  4. Apply a segmental approach to assessment of the pediatric lower quarter
  5. Understand the principles of orthopedic development as related to performance of pediatric gait
  6. Utilize pediatric lower extremity and foot anatomy assessments to determine appropriate interventions

 

Target Audience

PT, PTA, OT, OTA

Course Level 

Intermediate

FACULTY

Liesa M. Ritchie, PT, DPT, PCS, CKTP

Liesa M. Ritchie, PT, DPT, PCS, CKTP is a licensed physical therapist with 30 years experience in the field of pediatric therapy. She is owner of Know to Change, which was created for the purpose of educating health care professionals, both nationally and internationally, in advanced treatment techniques, specialized practical training and consultative services. Her wide range of clinical experience, organizational leadership, and proficient teaching skills make her an exciting and compelling instructor! 

Liesa receives a speaking fee for the presentation. Liesa has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.

COURSE SCHEDULE

8:00 am – 3:00 pm EST | Both days

Day 1

8:00 – 10:00am • Foundational skills for movement
• Delayed ambulation and sensory motor performance, peer and social
interaction, cognitive function and activity participation
• Developmental delay: etiology and consequences

10:00 – 10:15 – Break

10:15 – 11:30 – • Foundational skills for movement
• Delayed ambulation and sensory motor performance, peer and social
interaction, cognitive function and activity participation
• Developmental delay: etiology and consequences cont.

11:30 -12:15pm – Lunch

12:15 – 2:15 • The developmental process of gait
• Ages and developmental stages
• The pre-gait process

2:15 – 2:30 – Q & A

Day 2

8:00 – 10:00am • Interventions effective in facilitating and improving pediatric gait:
• Garment therapy
• Orthotics
• Therapeutic taping
• Therapeutic activities

10:00 – 10:15 – Break

10:15 – 11:30 – Interventions effective in facilitating and improving pediatric gait:
• Garment therapy
• Orthotics
• Therapeutic taping
• Therapeutic activities

11:30 – 12:15pm – Lunch

12:15 – 1:15 • Orthopedic pediatric lower extremity foot anatomy and function
• The consequences of misalignment and associated dysfunction
Manual assessment and relevance of findings to gait:
• Hip rotation
• Ryder’s Test
• Sacral angle
• Thigh-foot angle
• Relaxed calcaneal stance
• Dorsiflexion
• Inversion, inversion and subtalar neutral
• Forefoot adductus

1:15 – 3:00 • Case Study Analysis

CEU'S

Educational Credits

12 contact hours

Approved for 12 contact hours by NYSED’s State Board for PT.

Application has been made to NJBPTE for CE credit approval.

AOTA-Approved Provider ProgramTSI is an AOTA Approved Provider of Professional Development. PD activity approval ID #Pending. This Live PD is offered at 12 contact or 1.2 CEU’s, Intermediate level, Domain of OT: OT Service Delivery. AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures. 

DISCOUNTS

Group Discount

Early $350.00* | Regular $375.00

*Early registration must be received 14 days prior to seminar VALID UNTIL Nov. 30, 2022

3 or more registrants – Early –  $331.24 | Regular – $354.90  (use code group3)

In order to qualify for the group discounted rate, registrations MUST all be received within 24 hours (of the first registration) if registering on-line, and in the same envelope if registering by mail.  PLEASE NOTE: Registrations received after a group has been processed will not be eligible for the discount.

To ensure that all group members receive the appropriate discount, choose a group name and be sure that each person registering adds the name in the “Additional Information” section at checkout.