Learn 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.
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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. Persaud, PT, DPT, PCS, CKTP is a licensed physical therapist with 26 years experience in the ﬁeld of adult and pediatric therapy. Additionally, she has educated health care professionals, both nationally and internationally, in advanced treatment techniques, specialized practical training and 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. Ms. Persaud is a Credentialed Clinical Instructor and also teaches human anatomy, physiology and nutrition at Tulsa Community College. She received her Associate’s Degree in 1993 from Tulsa Junior College and worked as a physical therapist assistant while completing her Bachelor of Science Degree in Organizational Leadership from Southern Nazarene University in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Ms. Persaud earned her Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Findlay in Findlay, Oklahoma in 2003 and continued to expand her expertise in the ﬁeld. She received her post-graduate Doctorate from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions and is a Board Certiﬁed Specialist in Pediatric Science. Ms. Persaud’s passion for travel has led her to teach & treat overseas in Australia, New Zealand, Turkey, the Arab Emirates & Mexico, & she will go to Ukraine & Palestine in December 2017, & Poland in April 2018.
Her wide range of clinical experience, organizational leadership, and proﬁcient teaching skills make her an exciting and compelling instructor.
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This course is offered for 2.5 Contact Hours, 0.25 CEUs (Intermediate Level)
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