PEDIATRIC TOE WALKING SERIES - Individual Sessions: Utilizing the ACT (Assessment Criteria for Toe Walking) and Footwear Modification to Improve Outcomes

Course Description:

Speaker: Liesa Persaud

Session A: Toe Walking: Utilizing the ACT (Assessment Criteria for Toe Walking) to Improve Outcomes.

Dr. Persaud presents her new tool, the ACT (Assessment Criteria for Toe Walking) that she is developing with Rachel Ottley, OTR/L. This tool will assist you in determining whether a particular child’s toe walking is due to musculoskeletal, neurological, sensory issues, or a combination of these three issues.

You will utilize this tool during video case studies to help you determine the focus of your treatment. You will also practice an equinus gait evaluation during the case studies to further hone your observation skills. This tool will help you with the decision making process for a plan of care that really focuses on the etiology of the toe walking.

Course Objectives: 
1) Apply decision making skills by using the ACT!
2) Determine if toe walking is due to musculoskeletal, sensory, or vision and reflex issues
3) Discuss what the outcome research shows for delayed intervention

Session B: Toe Walking: When, Why, and How to Modify Footwear

Dr. Persaud uses case studies to teach her method of assessing the child with equinus gait to determine treatment. Parents are often encouraged to utilize splints, orthoses, Botox and/or surgery for children who present with idiopathic toe walking. Dr. Persaud discusses the pros and cons of these interventions and compares them to various footwear modifications that can encourage a heel strike during gait. In addition, she provides her practical approach to footwear modification. 

Course Objectives:
1) Discuss when footwear modification is indicated in toe walking
2) Apply decision making skills to determine different footwear modification options
3) Apply gait analysis techniques to determining treatment options

Course Fee: $79
Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapist Assistants, Physical Therapists, and Physical Therapist Assistants.

Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapist Assistants, Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants. This online course is recommended for individuals who have previously taken Liesa's two day course, or who have basic knowledge of the following areas: biomechanics of normal gait, characteristics of equinus gait (toe walking), and kinesiology of the lower extremity.

This course is offered for 2 Contact Hours, 0.2 CEUs (Intermediate Level) Please visit our CEU page for further details
If you wish to get continuing education credits after watching this session, you will need to take the post-test and pass it with a grade of 80% or better. To take the exam, watch session A and B and click the tab "Take Exam", after watching session B. After you have submitted your answers, you will find out if you passed. If you passed, click the "Receive certificate" button to download and print your CEU certificate. If you did not pass, you may re-take the exam at your convenience until you pass.

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