Dr. Persaud presents her new tool, the ACT (Assessment Criteria for Toe Walking) that 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. Case studies are used to teach her method of assessing the child with equinus gait to determine treatment.
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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.
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.
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
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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