Live Webinar – Complete both sessions for 12.5 Hours (1.25 CEUs)
October 14 and 21, 2023
9:40 am EST • 8:40 am CST • 7:40 am MST • 6:40 am PST (US)
Would you like to increase your skills with orthotic recommendations? Are you interested in increasing your treatment repertoire for the foot and ankle for pediatric and adult patients with neurological, developmental and/or orthopedic diagnoses? This course presents a movement systems approach to management of the foot and ankle. Using a kinesiopathologic lens, participants examine the effect of repeated movements, sustained alignments, cumulative micro-trauma, and altered relative flexibility on the function of the ankle. This course presents a comprehensive approach to care based on differential diagnosis, while examining the evidence for interventions that maximize the resiliency of the ankle complex through skeletal maturation and into adulthood. Participants learn hands-on skills for an integrated approach including mobilizations to promote adaptive relative flexibility; improving intrinsic stability through strengthening of the “foot core;” and interventions to positively impact neuroplasticity. Participants also actively use the ICF model to guide recommendations for targeted use of the external support of orthoses and casts to guide adaptive tissue-specific stresses.
- Recognize the interplay of musculoskeletal and neuromuscular influences on foot and ankle dysfunction
- Interpret a detailed foot and ankle examination including gait dynamic, neuromotor function, and musculoskeletal findings
- Develop a comprehensive plan of care for the foot and ankle to improve gait in the context of supporting best structural outcome
- Select treatment techniques to address relative flexibility and promote progressive strengthening in foot and ankle for function
- Recommend orthotic interventions to maximize short- and long-term functional gait skills
This course is designed for novice to advanced PTs, PTAs, OTs, OTAs, and ATCs working with patients with pediatric or neurological health conditions.
Amanda Hall is an engaging speaker and experienced therapist who developed a framework for pediatric and neuro ankle intervention. Her area of expertise includes therapeutic casting and orthotic design based on kinesiopathology, differential diagnosis, manual therapy, and alignment for therapeutic gait with individualized intervention and patient-centered designs. She currently provides casting as well as orthotic and assistive technology interventions at HSC Pediatric Center in Washington, D.C. Amanda is a Pediatric Clinical Specialist . She has presented internationally, with special emphasis on serving patients with complex presentations and “outliers”, including at the Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association, the APTA Pediatrics Annual Conference, and at the National Institutes of Health.
Financial Disclosures: No financial relationships to disclose.
Non-Financial Disclosures: No non-financial relationships to disclose.
The Ambulation, Activity, and AFOs course, taught by Amanda Hall, was extremely valuable to me as a physical therapist, who works in pediatrics and inpatient neuro. The information presented was extremely clear and very applicable for assessing/treating the populations I work with. I have a much better understanding of alignment at the ankle and foot, and many new ideas to take with me as I treat. Amanda was an amazing presenter, and I would love to take another one of her courses! -Samantha M., PT
This has been the most enjoyable course for the past 2 years. The format of having a week in between allowed me to review the material and try it with patients and not feel overwhelmed/fried at the end. We were able to do one of my patients as a case study and advice on another. Now that was incredible! I am soooo satisfied and hope I can contact Amanda in the future with questions. She is a gem, knowledgeable and made me feel so comfortable asking my clinical questions. -Amy S., PT
I truly felt like I "heard" the lessons being taught by Amanda. She is very receptive to her class and makes time to listen to them and adjust as needed. Highly recommend to anyone who likes colorful slides and engaging content! -Alexander S., PT
Amanda is a knowledgeable PT and great instructor. I learned a lot about orthotics, and it will change the way I treat my patients! -Sarah, PT
This course was awesome! This course has given me a new perspective on different interventions for our pediatric population, as well as different intervention ideas to promote neuroplasticity prior to bracing and casting and providing the best option for our patients functional abilities. -Loren, PTA
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This course meets the criteria for 12.5 contact hours (1.25 CEUs) Intermediate Level.
Education Resources Inc. is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Provider #3043. This Distance Learning-Interactive course is offered at 12.5 contact hours 1.25 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 12.5 units.
Approved provider of the FL Board of Occupational Therapy-CE Broker for 15 CE hours. This course meets the approval of the TX Board of OT Examiners.
Application has been made to the FL Physical Therapy Association for 15 continuing education contact hours.
Application has been made to the MD State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners. Application has been made to the MN Board of Physical Therapy. Approved by the NJ Board of Physical Therapy Examiners.
Approved sponsor by the State of IL Department of Financial and Professional Regulation for Physical Therapy for 15 contact hours. Application has been made to Illinois EI Training Program. Approved provider by the NY State Board of Physical Therapy for 15 contact hours (1.5 CEUs).
Education Resources, Inc. is an approved provider for Physical Therapy CEUs in the following states: CA, KY, OK and TX.
The following state boards of physical therapy accept other states’ approval: AK, AR, AZ, DC, DE, GA, HI, ID, IN, KS, MA, 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, ME, MT, NE, ND, NH, SD, WA.
12 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.
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