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Therapeutic Evaluation and Management of Toe Walking (Pediatric Equinus Gait) NOW ADAPTED FOR SCHOOL THERAPISTS!!

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

December 2, 2019 – New York, NY
December 4, 2019 – Uniondale, NY (Long Island)

Early $305.00* | Regular $330.00 

Cost includes a video recording with examples of toe walking treatment that incorporates principles addressed in this course.          

For Group Discounts See Discounts Tab Below


It is common for the practitioner to feel lost when a child presents with a toe walking gait pattern. Treatment of these students is often frustrating for all involved and frequently results in inaccurate evaluation with ineffective intervention and poor achievement of results.

This seminar covers a refreshing new approach to pediatric equinus gait (“toe walking”). The information presented is excellent for organizing the assessment of these students, with the approach of identifying, and thus specifically addressing, potential etiologies. Musculoskeletal, neuromotor and sensory processing dysfunction etiologies are identified in detail

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Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives
Participants completing this course should be able to:

  • Collaborate more productively with orthotists to provide effective orthoses for students
  • Consider viable alternatives to orthotics, including a variety of shoe modifications
  • Assess and correct biomechanics to improve stability as a key foundation for successful function
  • Learn ways lengthen & strengthen muscles in small spaces and with limited equipment
  • Analyze the role of the sensory systems (specifically vestibular, proprioception & vision) in pediatric toe walking and their effect on treatment
  • Assess how effective intervention for toe walking can improve academic performance, and analyze the effect of proposed treatment strategies on overall student success

Target Audience & Course Level 

Intermediate level PTs & OTs



8:00 am – 3:00 pm

8:00 – 9:45      Ideal Gait and Toe Walking:

Deciphering the terminology

Problems and concerns of toe walking

Positives and negatives of physiologic adaptation

9:45 – 10:00   Break

10:00 – 11:45 Biomechanics:

The necessity of a stable base and how to achieve it

Establishing eccentric control

The relationship between core strength and toe walking

Biomechanical training strategies

11:45 – 12:30 Lunch

12:30 – 1:30   Kinesiology:

Alternatives to passive stretching

Muscle lengthening strategies

Strengthening techniques

1:30 – 3:00     Considerations of the Sensory Systems and Synthesis of material


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

LIESA M. PERSAUD is a licensed physical therapist with 27 years experience in the field of adult and pediatric therapy. Liesa is a physical therapist at Tulsa Sunshine Center in Oklahoma.

Liesa is also owner of Know to Change, PLLC, an organization dedicated to advancing the knowledge & skills of clinicians in pediatric practice. Both nationally and internationally, she has educated health care professionals in advanced treatment techniques, performed specialized practical training and provided consultative services. She has worked in a variety of settings, including private pediatric and adult clinics, schools, private homes, hospitals and long-term care facilities, as well as facilities abroad.

Believing it is important to share knowledge, Liesa is also a Credentialed Clinical Instructor, teaches human anatomy, physiology and nutrition, and is adjunct faculty at Southern Nazarene University. She received her Associate’s Degree from Tulsa Junior College and worked as a physical therapist assistant while completing her Bachelor of Science Degree in Organizational Leadership. After earning her Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Findlay, Liesa continued to expand her expertise in the field. She received her post-graduate Doctorate from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions, is a Certified Kinesio Taping Practitioner and achieved recognition as a Board Certified Specialist in Pediatric Physical Therapy. Her research interests are toe walking and the development of gait.

Liesa’s wide range of clinical experience, proficient teaching skills, motivation to improve the standard of care, & enthusiasm & passion for her field, make her an exciting and compelling instructor.


December 2, 2019
Hotel Pennsylvania 
401 7th Avenue, NY, NY

December 4, 2019
Long Island Marriott
Uniondale, NY



Educational Credits

6 contact hours

Approved for 6 contact hours by NYSED’s State Board for PT.

Application has been made to NJBPTE for CE credit approval.

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TSI is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures. Approved by AOTA for .6 CEUs. 6 contact hours, Intermediate Level, Domain of OT: Performance Skills and Occupational Therapy Process: Intervention.


Group Discounts

Early $305.00* | Regular $330.00 

*Early registration must be received 21 days prior to seminar
VALID UNTIL NOV 11, 2019 for NYC
VALID UNTIL NOV 13, 2019 for LI

Cost includes a video recording with examples of toe walking treatment that incorporates principles addressed in this course.    

3 or more registrants – Early –  $288.65 | Regular – $312.31  (use code group3)

In order to qualify for the group discounted rates, registrations MUST all be received within 24 hours (from 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 “other notes” section at checkout.