July 13, 15 and 20, 2021
5:40 pm EST • 4:40pm CST • 3:40pm MST• 2:40pm PST
This course clearly explains the significant components of evaluation and treatment of pediatric gait, in a clinically relevant manner. Flaws of a “wait and see” approach will be discussed, while supporting proactive & preventive intervention with proposed methods for deliberate, realistic & effective intervention for pediatric gait.
July 13, 15 and 20, 2021
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Live Webinar for Therapists. Three Sessions for 11 Contact Hours (1.1 CEUs)
July 13, 15 and 20, 2021
5:40 pm EST • 4:40pm CST • 3:40pm MST • 2:40pm PST
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This course clearly explains the significant components of evaluation and treatment of pediatric gait, in a clinically relevant manner. Flaws of a “wait and see” approach will be discussed, while supporting proactive & preventive intervention with proposed methods for deliberate, realistic & effective intervention for pediatric gait. The increased prevalence of developmental delay will be considered, with proposed etiologies, assessment of pre-gait skill performance, related orthopedic consequences and the future effects of this diagnosis on postural control and ambulation. Neuroplasticity, and the opportunities it provides for therapists, is explained. Orthopedic development is presented as it concerns appropriate development of an adequate base of support and assessment of the pediatric lower quarter. In summary, participants will leave with skills and treatment tools to immediately put into practice.
- Explain the effects of delayed ambulation
- Describe the benefits of proactive & preventive intervention for pediatric gait
- Consider principles of neuroplasticity when considering intervention to increase mobility
- Apply a segmental approach to assessment of the pediatric lower quarter
- Utilize pediatric lower extremity & foot anatomy, & the principles of orthopedic development, as related to the development & performance of pediatric gait
- Implement appropriate treatment strategies for children with gait abnormalities
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-Persaud is a practicing physical therapist at Tulsa Sunshine Center in Oklahoma. Additionally, she 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. Dr. Ritchie-Persaud is a Credentialed Clinical Instructor and taught human anatomy, physiology, and nutrition at Tulsa Community College. 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-Persaud served as Treasurer for the Oklahoma Physical Therapy Association and has been a member of the Oklahoma Foundation for Physical Therapy since 2004. Her wide range of clinical experience, organizational leadership, and proficient teaching skills make her an exciting and compelling instructor.
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.
This course meets the criteria for 11 contact hours (1.1) CEUs, Intermediate Level.
Most Physical Therapy State Boards accept webinars as a live offering. Please check with your state board to confirm.
Application has been made to the NM Board of Physical Therapy. Application has been made to the FL Physical Therapy Association for 13 continuing education contact hours. Approved by the NJ Board of Physical Therapy Examiners. Approved by the KY and OK Boards of Physical Therapy.
Approved sponsor by the State of IL Department of Financial and Professional Regulation for Physical Therapy for 13 contact hours. Approved provider by the NY State Board of Physical Therapy for 13.2 contact hours (1.3 CEUs).
Education Resources, Inc. is an approved provider for Physical Therapy CEUs in the following states: CA, KY and TX.
The following state boards of physical therapy accept other states’ approval: AK, AR, AZ, DC, DE, GA, HI, ID, IN, KS, MI, MO, MS, NC, OR, PA, RI, SC, UT, VA, VT, WI, WY.
The following state boards of physical therapy either do not require course pre-approval or do not require CEUs for re-licensure: AL, CO, CT, IA, MA, ME, MT, NE, ND, NH, SD, WA.
Approved provider of continuing education by the American Occupational Therapy Association #3043, for 11 contact hours (1.1 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 – 11 PDUs.
Approved provider of the FL Board of Occupational Therapy-CE Broker 13- hours. This course meets the approval of the TX Board of OT Examiners.
11 hours of this course qualify towards the discipline-specific hours for the 20-hour requirement for NDTA re-certification. They do NOT qualify towards the 8-hour NDTA Instructor requirement for re-certification.
Application has been made to Illinois EI Training Program.
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