Vision is intimately connected to posture, gait, and movement through connections with the vestibular system. You will learn to evaluate and remediate visual problems as they relate to toe walking. The integration of primitive reflexes with the visual motor system is necessary for ideal development, and often children present with equinus gait due to deficits in these two connecting systems. During the lab portion of this course, you will learn to test for the presence of these reflexes, evaluate their postural responses, and apply techniques to assist with reflex integration and remediation in order to avoid the long term consequences of retained primitive reflexes.
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This session covers the role of vision and visual disorders in idiopathic pediatric toe walking. Vision is intimately connected to posture, gait, and movement through connections with the vestibular system. Visual attention and visual motor disorders commonly seen in this population are discussed. You will learn to evaluate and remediate visual problems as they relate to toe walking.
The integration of primitive reflexes with the visual motor system is necessary for ideal development, and often children present with equinus gait due to deficits in these two connecting systems. During the lab portion of this course, you will learn to test for the presence of these reflexes, evaluate their postural responses, and apply techniques to assist with reflex integration and remediation in order to avoid the long term consequences of retained primitive reflexes.
1) Describe the role of vision and reflexes in pediatric equinus gait
2) Identify methods of assessment of reflexes
3) Execute techniques for reflex integration
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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