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 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 a licensed physical therapist with 30 years experience in the field of adult and pediatric therapy. Dr. Ritchie is a practicing physical therapist at Tulsa Sunshine Center in Oklahoma. Additionally, Liesa 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. She has worked in a variety of settings, including private pediatric and adult clinics, schools, private homes, hospitals and long-term care facilities. Dr. Ritchie is a Credentialed Clinical Instructor and also taught 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. Dr. Ritchie earned her Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Findlay in Findlay, Ohio 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 Physical Therapy. In 2007, Dr. Ritchie served as Treasurer for the Oklahoma Physical Therapy Association and has been a member of the Oklahoma Foundation for Physical Therapy since 2004.
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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