NEW! Toe Walking: In-Depth Clinical Applications
In this new on-demand course, clinicians will expand their evaluation and treatment knowledge for toe walking that was previously learned in Liesa’s Therapeutic Evaluation & Management of Toe Walking (Pediatric Equinus Gait). Using her systematic approach, clinical application skills will be further enhanced through case analysis using “The Act!” (Assessment Criteria for Toe walking) as a guided, evidence-based, detailed, decision making process. Applying Liesa’s comprehensive toe walking specific evaluation to cases, clinicians will learn to identify an etiology-based problem list, choose suitable, appropriate, and feasible interventions and develop a relevant plan of care specific to the problems of each individual child.
- Utilize “The ACT!” to make decisions regarding the most appropriate intervention for Pediatric Toe Walking.
- Determine the primary & secondary contributing factors (musculoskeletal, neuromotor or sensory) to Pediatric Toe Walking.
- Examine the research findings relative to gait, toe walking, atypical movement & sensory processing.
- Determine the appropriate use & implementation of “The Act!” & the “Toe Walking Evaluation.”
- Apply appropriate interventions based on the etiological category of toe walking.
- Choose an individualized treatment plan using “The Act!” and “Toe Walking Evaluation.”
- Analyze Case Studies in each etiological category to determine a specific Plan of Care.
- Select appropriate shoe modifications for one etiological category.
- Identify four benefits of utilizing a multi factorial, comprehensive approach for the management of Pediatric Toe Walking.
This course is appropriate for pediatric PTs, PTAs, OTs, OTAs and Early Interventionists working with patients 0-3 or students aged 3-21 in Home Care or Outpatient settings.
PLEASE NOTE: Since this course builds on her first course, it is recommended that participants should have previously attended Therapeutic Evaluation & Management of Toe Walking (Pediatric Equinus Gait) or taken the on-demand version Toe Walking: Evaluation and Treatment of Pediatric Equinus Gait (new title for Part A, same exact course), before registering for this on-demand course.
2 HOURS, 30 MINUTES:
Interpretation and Utilization of Evidence Relevant to the Evaluation of Toe Walking
- Substance Exposure in Utero
- Birth Characteristics
- Family History
- Developmental History
- Behavioral Observations
Evaluating Toe Walking Continued: Additional Areas to Consider
- Calf Presentation
- Physical Assessment
- Movement Quality
- Additional Screenings
Determining Contributing Factors to Toe Walking
- Gestational Age
- C Section Delivery
- NICU Stay
- Reflux &/or GI Issues
- In Utero Medications & Substances
- Floor Mobility & Onset of Walking
- Commercial Positioning Toys
- Sensory Processing
Etiology Based Intervention
- Problem list
- Individualized Plan of Care
Gait Characteristics of Toe Walking
4 HOURS, 15 MINUTES:
VIDEO Case Studies (Evaluation, Interpretation & Intervention)
- Musculoskeletal Etiology
- Neuromotor Etiology
- Sensory Etiology
Liesa M. Ritchie-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-Persaud 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-Persaud 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.
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This course meets the criteria for 7 contact hours (0.7 CEUs) Intermediate Level.
Education Resources Inc. is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Course approval ID#06442. This Distance Learning-Independent course is offered at 7 contact hours, 0.7 CEUs. (Intermediate level, OT Service Delivery). AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products or clinical procedures.
This course can be used toward your NBCOT renewal requirements for 7 units.
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