Discover how to incorporate the role of vision/reflexes into the evaluation and treatment of equinus gait. Use the ACT tool to assist you in determining whether a particular child’s toe walking is due to musculoskeletal, neurological, sensory issues, or a combination of these issues while recognizing Red Flags that require further evaluation.
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THIS SERIES HAS RECENTLY BEEN UPDATED to include Toe Walking Part A – In-Depth Evaluation and Treatment:
This course will expand your knowledge incorporating the role of vision and reflexes into the evaluation and treatment of equinus gait. Learn to use the ACT (Assessment Criteria for Toe Walking) tool to 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. Finally, learn how to recognize Red Flags that would require you to refer a child with idiopathic toe walking for further evaluation.
- Discuss red flags for referral
- Discuss normal biomechanics of gait
- Discuss norms of anatomical alignment by age
- List implications of delayed treatment
- Describe the role of vision and reflexes in pediatric equinus gait
- Identify methods of assessment of reflexes
- Execute techniques for reflex integration
- Apply decision making skills by using the ACT!
- Determine if toe walking is due to musculoskeletal, sensory, or vision and reflex issues
- Discuss what the outcome research shows for delayed intervention
Liesa M. Ritchie-Persaud, PT, DPT, PCS, CKTP is physical therapist with 30 years experience in the field of pediatric therapy. Liesa is the owner of "Know To Change," an organization dedicated to advancing the knowledge and skills of clinicians in pediatric practice. Both nationally and internationally, she has educated healthcare professionals in advanced treatment techniques, performed specialized practical training and provided consultative services. Liesa has worked in a variety of settings, including private pediatric clinics, schools, private homes, hospitals and long-term care facilities, as well as facilities overseas. Dr. Ritchie-Persaud is a Credentialed Clinical Instructor and also taught human anatomy, physiology. She received her Associate degree in 1993 and worked as a Physical Therapist Assistant while earning her B.S. in Organizational Leadership from Southern Nazarene University in Tulsa, OK. Dr. Ritchie-Persaud earned her Master’s degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Findlay in Findlay, OH in 2003. She received her post-graduate Doctorate from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions in 2011 and is a Board Certified Specialist in Pediatric Physical Therapy. Liesa’s passion for helping others extends into her private life. She has volunteered as a Call Rape Advocate and Salvation Army volunteer. Her passion for travel has led her to teach and treat in Australia, New Zealand, Turkey, the Arab Emirates and Mexico, plus organizing and participating in mission work in Mexico, Ukraine and Palestine. Liesa’s wide range of clinical experience, organizational leadership, proficient teaching skills, motivation to improve the standard of care and enthusiasm and passion for her field make her an exciting and compelling instructor.
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