This lab-based course teaches practitioners to assess toe walking through a holistic view of the child, including biomechanics and sensory processing, to develop a systematic approach to devise an effective treatment plan. This course will change how you think about and treat children with equinus gait. This information is applicable to therapists in school-based, clinical, home, and hospital settings.
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This course will teach clinicians to develop interventions based on etiologies to produce successful long term outcomes. Through an organized evaluation procedure, specific data will be used to direct the clinician to potential etiologies. Causes and appropriate intervention strategies are identified in order to utilize a systematic approach to developing an effective treatment plan. This course challenges the clinician to ask the correct questions in order to form a systematic approach to treating the child who “toe walks.” As requested by previous participants.
- Identify specific etiologies relevant to pediatric equinus gait.
- Discuss etiology-specific & age-appropriate assessment & management strategies for this population.
- Apply effective examination, evaluation, intervention and treatment strategies to toe walking in the pediatric population.
- Design an effective & individualized treatment plan for the pediatric patient.
- Explain the future consequences of incorrect intervention.
Liesa M. Ritchie (formerly 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 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 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.
"Thank you! What a rich, full class. This course can have application on Monday, as well as with a variety of patients. The ideas discussed could be applied to many more patients than just those with toe walking. Enough complexity to engage those with many years of experience, yet simple and easy to follow for those who are new to pediatrics. Liesa is open to questions, direct and honest in what she shares, and if it is her opinion, her experience, and/or confirmed by research. This course came highly recommended by a colleague, and I will be recommending this course to others." -E. Salameh, PT
"Outstanding course! Changed how I think about and treat this population. Very clinically relevant and useful." -A. Conklin, PT
"Liesa was engaging all three days and provided a high amount of useful info that could be immediately implemented in the clinic." -PT
"Excellent, practical and realistic approach to treatment of a wide variety of toe walkers. Liesa is a dynamic speaker who has the ability to captivate attention and promote active learning through lecture and lab. Thank you for putting the pieces of the puzzle together." -N. Falcone, PT
MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
3800 Reservoir Rd NW
Washington, DC 20007
Key Bridge Marriott
1401 Lee Highway
Arlington, VA 22209
This course meets the criteria for 14.5 contact hours (1.45 CEUs).
Application has been made to the NJ and MD Boards of Physical Therapy Examiners, the PA State Board of Physical Therapy and the OH Physical Therapy Association.
The DC, DE, KS, MO, SC and VA Boards of Physical Therapy accept other Boards approvals.
Approved sponsor by the State of IL, Dept. of Financial and Professional Regulation for Physical Therapy.
ERI is an approved agency by the PT Board of CA.
Approved provider by the NY State Board of Physical Therapy for 17.4 contact hours.
Application has been made to the FL Physical Therapy Association for 17 continuing education hours.
Approved provider by the FL Board of Occupational Therapy.
Approved provider of continuing education by the American Occupational Therapy Association #3043, for 14.5 contact hours (1.45 CEUs) - Intermediate Level Occupational Therapy Process: assessment, intervention.
The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products or clinical procedures by AOTA.