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-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.
"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." -liesa_was_engaging_all_three_days_and_provided_a_high_amount_of_useful_info_that_could_be_immediately_implemented_in_the_clinic
"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
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This course meets the criteria for 14.5 contact hours (1.45 CEUs).
The course meets the criteria for 14.5 contact hours (1.45 CEUs). Application has been made to the NJ Physical Therapy Examiners and the MN Board of Physical Therapy. The WI Board Physical Therapy Association accepts other board approvals. Approved sponsor by the State of IL. This course satisfies CE Requirements in IO Dept. of Financial and Professional Regulation for Physical Therapy. This workshop meets accepted standards for continuing competence as outlined by the CT General Statutes.
Approved provider by the NY State Board of Physical Therapy for 17.4 contact hours.
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. NBCOT professional development provider - 14.5 PDUs