Uniondale, NY (Long Island)
December 4, 2019
Therapeutic Evaluation and Management of Toe Walking (Pediatric Equinus Gait) NOW ADAPTED FOR SCHOOL THERAPISTS!!
It is common for the practitioner to feel lost when a child presents with a toe walking gait pattern. Treatment of these students is often frustrating for all involved and frequently results in inaccurate evaluation with ineffective intervention and poor achievement of results.
This seminar covers a refreshing new approach to pediatric equinus gait (“toe walking”).The information presented is excellent for organizing the assessment of these students, with the approach of identifying, and thus specifically addressing, potential etiologies. Musculoskeletal, neuromotor and sensory processing dysfunction etiologies are identified in detail.
At the conclusion of the course, participants should be able to identify:
Discuss how to collaborate with an orthotist to provide (effective!) Orthoses.
Identify how to modify shoes when orthotics aren’t an option.
Explain how to assess & correct biomechanics to improve stability.
Develop muscle lengthening & strengthening activities in small spaces with
Learn how the sensory systems apply to gait performance.
Understand how dysfunctional vision is related to toe walking.
Apply suggestions for academic relevance.