Clinical Gait 

Treatment not Theory

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

This is a basic level course that will cover specific assessment tools for the lower extremity, development of different types of gait problems, and treatment of the same problems.  Knowledge of the gait cycle is recommended as this course is practical and treatment oriented.  The participant will develop a problem solving approach for treatment of equinus gait, lateral and medial rotation gait, crouched gait, and lateral flexion gait.  If you have taken the Beverly Cusick course there will be review, however, integrating her information into treatment plans will be helpful.  Please call Kacy Hertz if you have any questions regarding this issue.

Suggested Audience:  PTs

12 CEUs IPTA

 

Course Objectives:

The participant will:

  1. Understand basic gait terminology
  2. Understand how the enablement model of assessmentcan be used to assess gait problems
  3. Know how to write goals for gait problems
  4. Understand the development of different types of gait problems
  5. Be able to assess the same issues from a musculoskeletal and motor perspective
  6. Plan treatments for the same gait problems
  7. Be exposed to the possibilities of therapeutic adjuncts to enhancing gait
  8. Be exposed to orthotic use and the options available

 

Your Instructor:

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KACY HERTZ, PT

Kacy is a Neuro-Developmental Treatment Coordinator Instructor and has organized and taught NDT oriented courses for over 30 years.  She is a active clinician and owner of City Kids, Inc., maintaining current knowledge in taping, casting, baby treatment and lower extremity biomechanics.

Course Schedule:

Day One

8:30–9:00

9:00–10:00    

10:0-12:00

12:00-1:00

1:00-3:00

3:00-5:00

Registration

Welcome/Review of terminology

Enablement model of assessment/video presentation

Lunch

Equinus Gait/Assessment/Treatment

LAB

Day Two

9:00-11:00

11:00-12:00

12:00-1:00

1:00-3:00

3:00-5:00

Medial Rotation Gait/Assessment/Treatment

Lateral Rotation Gait/Assessment/Treatment

Lunch

Lateral Flexion Gait/Assessment/Treatment

Crouched Gait/Jump Gait/Assessment/Treatment