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Ankle Dorsiflexion Effects on Gait and Balance


Format(s):   Home-study
Discipline(s):   Physical Therapy / Occupational Therapy
Contact Hours:   1
Registration Fee:   $9

CEU Course Objectives
Discuss for which age group non-weight bearing measurement of ankle DF contribute to temporal parameters of gait performance.
Examine which parameter of balance performance WBDF measurements correlate.
Identify the features for which deficits of ankle dorsiflexion during gait have been found to discriminate.

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CEU Course Syllabus
Ankle Dorsiflexion Introduction and Relevance 0.28 Contact Hours
Testing Protocol 0.15 Contact Hours
Dynamic Balance 0.15 Contact Hours
Results and Discussion 0.42 Contact Hours
Total = 1 Contact Hour
Instructional level: Intermediate

Limitations in ankle dorsiflexion have been associated with balance dysfunction and the development of altered gait patterns. While non-weight bearing ankle range of motion is more commonly used in traditional clinical evaluations, weight bearing means of measurement has a closer resemblance to the range of motion required for functional, closed-chain activities seen in balance and gait. The methodology of this course will take a closer look into differences in age among the results by using both healthy young individuals (ages 20-40) and healthy older individuals (ages 60-80). The gait portion of the study is analyzed using the GAITRite instrumented walkway, and dynamic balance is examined via limits of stability on the Neurocom SMART BalanceMaster. The goal of this CEU course is to investigate the relationship of ankle dorsiflexion measured in non-weight bearing and weight bearing positions, to balance and gait performance.
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Dates and Locations
Register Address:   Home-study
Dates:   01-01-2050 - 01-01-2050, 12:00AM 12:00AM