2014 Advanced Pediatric Gait Analysis

Chicago, Illinois
Thursday, April 03, 2014

2014 Advanced Pediatric Gait Analysis
Thursday, April 03, 2014 8:00 AM -
Friday, April 04, 2014 5:00 PM (Central Standard Time)

Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
(312) 238-6042
345 E. Superior Street
Chicago, Illinois 60611
United States

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Course Description
This course is intended primarily for pediatric physical therapists and orthotists with a working knowledge of pediatric gait assessment.  This course will provide an in depth analysis of “AFO footwear combination” design to optimize gait.  Participants will have an opportunity to discuss videos and live patient demonstrations and the surrounding clinical decision- making skills involved in gait analysis and orthotic design.  Elaine’s algorithms will be extensive ly reviewed through video examples and small /large discussion groups.

Who Should Attend
Prerequisite for this course is to have attended a Pediatric Gait course facilitated by Elaine Owen, MSc, SRP, MCSP in the past.

Course Objectives
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

Describe and Discuss kinematic and kinetic analysis of standing, stepping and the divisions of the normal gait cycle, with equal emphasis on joints and segments,  and the interaction of kinematics with kinetics.

Identify, Distinguish and Discuss the kinematics and kinetics of pathological gaits, gait deviations at segments and joints and categorization of pathological gaits by segment deviation.

Distinguish and Defend the assessments required to determine the optimum sagittal angle of the ankle in an AFO.

Demonstrate the use of a clinical algorithm to determine the optimum ankle angle in an AFO during patient case examples and live patient gait analyses.   

Distinguish and Defend the biomechanics of a variety of AFO and footwear designs and the alignment, refinement and tuning of these designs to optimize gait. 

Integrate designing, aligning and tuning concepts and the use of an algorithm to determine optimum prescriptions for a variety of patient case examples.

Demonstrate use of an algorithm for designing, aligning and tuning AFO Footwear Combinations to determine the optimum prescriptions for patients during live gait analysis and tuning sessions.
 

Contact Information

  • Please Contact:
    Mary Eugene
    Registrar - RIC Academy
    Phone: 312-238-4251
    Fax: 312-238-4451
    Email:meugene@ric.org

Payment Instructions

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