This session covers how to recognize “red flags” that would require you to refer a child with idiopathic toe walking for further evaluation. Dr. Persaud discusses normal lower extremity orthopedic alignment, how it affects muscle balance, and how gait and the alignment change with time, growth, and age. She focuses on the evidence and benefits of best practices of early intervention to restore muscle balance to avoid long term consequences.
1) Discuss red flags for referral
2) Discuss normal biomechanics of gait
3) Discuss norms of anatomical alignment by age
4) List implications of delayed treatment
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.
Liesa M. Ritchie-Persaud, PT, DPT, PCS, CKTP is a licensed physical therapist with 30 years’ experience in the field of adult and pediatric therapy. Dr. Ritchie-Persaud is a practicing physical therapist at Tulsa Sunshine Center in Oklahoma. Additionally, she is owner of Know to Change, and has educated health care professionals, both nationally and internationally, in advanced treatment techniques, specialized practical training and consultative services. Dr. Ritchie-Persaud is a Credentialed Clinical Instructor and taught human anatomy, physiology, and nutrition at Tulsa Community College. She received her post-graduate Doctorate from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions and is a Board-Certified Specialist in Pediatric Physical Therapy. In 2007, Dr. Ritchie-Persaud served as Treasurer for the Oklahoma Physical Therapy Association and has been a member of the Oklahoma Foundation for Physical Therapy since 2004. Her wide range of clinical experience, organizational leadership, and proficient teaching skills make her an exciting and compelling instructor.
Liesa’s passion for helping others extends into her private life. She has volunteered as a Call Rape Advocate, Salvation Army Volunteer, and was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police Auxiliary.
Her other passion, travel, has led her to teach & treat overseas in Australia, New Zealand, Turkey, the Arab Emirates & Mexico, in addition to organizing & participating in mission work in Mexico, Ukraine & Palestine.
Liesa’s wide range of clinical experience, organizational leadership, and proficient teaching skills make her an exciting and compelling instructor.
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Once you purhcase an online course, you will have the opportunity to take an exam to test your retention of the material. If you have purchased this course, please ensure you have logged in to your account in order to take the exam. The exam must be completed with a pass rate of 80% or more in order to receive your certificate of attendance.
Continuing Education Hours for disciplines not listed below: 2.5 contact hours (.25 CEUs). Intermediate level
Approved for FL Occupational Therapists for 3 continuing education hours - CE Broker # 20-700632.
Approved by the Florida Physical Therapy Association for 3 CE Hours - #20-700632.
Approved by the MD Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for .2 CEUs.
Approved by the NM Physical Therapy Board for 2.5 CEUs, approval #2010.
Approved by OK State Board of PT course #___ for 3 CEUs, Category B.
The Illinois Early Intervention Training Program has approved this event for 2.5 hours of EI credential credit in the area of Intervention
Approved sponsor by the State of IL Department of Financial and Professional Regulation for Physical Therapy for 3 contact hours. Approved provider by the NY State Board of Physical Therapy for 3 contact hours (.3 CEUs).
Education Resources is an approved agency by the PT Board of CA for 2.5 contact hours. This continuing competence activity has been approved by the NC Physical Therapy Association #19-0722-021. This activity is provided by the TX Board of PT Examiners accredited provider #1910017TX for 2.5 CCUs and meets continuing competence requirements for PTs and PTAs licensure renewal in TX. Participant's License Number _________.
This session applies 2.5 contact hours (.25 CEUs) toward approval by the MN Board of PT Examiners and NJ State Board of PT Examiners but therapists must take the full series to receive CEUs and approval number.
This session applies 2.5 contact hours (0.25 CEUs) toward approval by the but this must combined with another session of this series to receive CEUs and approval number by the KY Physical Therapy Association.
The following state boards of physical therapy accept other states’ approval: AK, AR, AZ, DC, DE, GA, HI, ID, IN, KS, MI, MO, MS, OR, PA, RI, SC, UT, VA, VT, WI, WY. The following state boards of physical therapy either do not require course pre-approval or do not require CEUs for re-licensure: AL, CO, CT, IA, MA, ME, MT, NE, ND, NH, SD, WA.
Education Resources is an AOTA Approved Provider for Live and Distance Learning-Independent Courses for 2.5 Contact Hours (.25 CEUs).
NBCOT Professional Development for 3 PDUs.