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Therapeutic Evaluation and Treatment of Toe Walking (Pediatric Equinus Gait) from a PT and OT Perspective

Education Resources, Inc.

Format(s):   Live Seminars
Discipline(s):   Physical Therapy / Occupational Therapy
Contact Hours:   14.5
Registration Fee:   $435

Identify specific etiologies relevant to 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.

Confirmation Notes
This course meets the criteria for 14.5 contact hours (1.45 CEUs). Application has been made to the NJ and MD Boards of Physical Therapy Examiners, the PA State Board of Physical Therapy and the OH Physical Therapy Association. The DC, DE, KS, MO, SC and VA Boards of Physical Therapy accept other Boards' approvals. Approved sponsor by the State of IL, Dept. of Financial and Professional Regulation for Physical Therapy. ERI is an approved agency bythe PT Board of CA. Approved provider by the NY State Board of Physical Therapy for 17.4 contact hours. Application has been made to the FL Physical Therapy Association for 17 continuing education hours. Approved provider by the FL Board of Occupational Therapy. Approved provider of continuing e d u c a t i o n b y t h e A m e r i c a n Occupational Therapy Association #3043, for 14.5 contact hours (1.45 CEUs) - Intermediate Level Occupational Therapy Process: assessment, intervention. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products or clinical procedures by AOTA. NBCOT professional development provider - 14.5 PDUs

7:30-8:00 Registration/Continental Breakfast 8:00-10:30 IDEAL GAIT & EQUINUS GAIT Definition of Idiopathic Toe Walking Problems & concerns regarding an equinus gait pattern Reasons why current interventions are often ineffective Characteristics of equinus gait 1030-11:30 BIOMECHANICS 11:30-12:30 Lunch (on your own) 12:30-1:45 (Lab) Posting wedges & calcaneal eversion Forefoot wedges Passive ankle DFROM measurement technique: R1 & R2 1:45-3:15 BIOMECHANICS Dynamic Response Ankle Foot Orthosis Serial casting Orthoses 3:15-4:00 (Lab) DRAFO principles Serial cast principles to modify for use in schools Orthoses & shoes (sample varous styles & shoe modifications) 4:00-5:00 BIOMECHANICS (con't.) Transverse plane movement & ankle strategies Biomechanical training aids 5:00-5:30 (Lab) Thera Togs & SPIO orthose
7:30-8:00 Continental Breakfast 8:00-10:00 KINESIOLOGY Physiology;Passive stretching; Manual therapy; Myofascial release; Muscle lengthening strategies; Muscle strength: (soleus, eccentric exercise, NMES, Taping) 10:00-11:30(Lab) Muscle lengthening technique NMES technique Taping 11:30-12:30 Lunch (on your own) 12:30-2:30 SENSORY PROCESSING DISORDER Anatomy Diagnosis Incidence Documentation: Sensory Modulation Disorders 12:30-2:30 Sensory Overresponsivity & Underresponsivity, Sensory Seeking/Craving, Sensory Based Motor Disorder (Dyspraxia & Postural Disorder), Sensory Discrimination Disorder Assessment Relationship to Toe Walking 2:30-3:30 (LAB) Post rotary nystagmus Prone extension & supine flexion: performance & assessment Reflex integration: performance & assessment 3:30-5:30 Motor Learning Assessment Criteria Assessment Results & Subsequesnt Treatment Plans Two fifteen minute breaks will be scheduled each day

This course will teach clinicians to develop interventions based on etiologies to produce successful long term outcomes. 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 plan. This course challenges the clinician to ask the correct questions in order to form a systematic approach to treating the child who "toe walks."

International expert Liesa Persaud teaches the series through case studies, demonstrations, extensive directed lab practice and lecture. Register for the complete online series for $229, or for individual sessions: Individual Online Sessions Utilizing the ACT (Assessment Criteria for Toe Walking) and Outcomes and Footwear Modification to Improve Outcomes - $79
The Role of Vision and Reflexes - $99
Red Flags for Referral and Intervention Strategies - $99
Includes downloadable handouts and access for one year from registration date.

Dates and Locations
Register Address:   Weymouth Massachusetts
Location:   South Shore Hosiptal
Dates:   10-02-2020 - 10-03-2020, 12:00AM 12:00AM

Register Address:   New Brunswick New Jersey
Location:   Children's Specialized Hospital
Dates:   10-30-2020 - 10-31-2020, 12:00AM 12:00AM