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 (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.
This course meets the criteria for 11 contact hours (1.1) CEUs, Intermediate Level.
This Distance Learning-Interactive (webinar) is offered at 11 contact hours [1.1] CEUs (Intermediate level, OT service delivery). AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures.
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.
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.
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