This course will cover the current evidence on etiology, differential diagnosis, PT examination, PT interventions and prognosis children for Idiopathic Toe Walking (ITW). A case example will be presented to provide further instruction regarding clinical problem solving for a child with ITW. this course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is therefore appropriate for the PT and PTA.
Course created on November 5, 2018
Course Type: Recorded Webinar
CEUs/Hours Offered: AK/2.0; AL/2.0; AR/2.0; AZ/2.0; CA/2.0; CO/2.0; CT/2.0; DE/2.0; GA/2.0; HI/2.0; IA/2.0; IACET/0.2; ID/2.0; IL/2.0; IN/2.0; KS/2.0; KY/2.0 Category 2; MA/2.0; ME/2.0; MI/2.0; MO/2.0; MS/2.0; MT/2.0; NC/2.0; ND/2.0; NE/2.0; NH/2.0; NY/2.0; OR/2.0; PA/2.0; ProCert/FSBPT/2.0; RI/2.0; SC/2.0; SD/2.0; TN/2.0; TX/2.0; UT/2.0; VA/2.0; VT/2.0; WA/2.0; WI/2.0; WY/2.0
- The participant will be able to identify at least two of the current theories regarding the etiology of Idiopathic Toe Walking (ITW).
- The participant will be able to identify at least three items from patient history and examination that may warrant further medical workup for a child who toe walks.
- The participant will be able to describe at least three evidence-based components of a physical therapy examination to determine an appropriate plan of care for a child with ITW.
- The participant will be able to outline at least three evidence-based physical therapy interventions for ITW.
- The participant will be able to identify when to refer a child with ITW for medical interventions including Botox injections and surgical interventions.
|0-15 Minutes||Review of learning objectives, What is ITW?|
|15-40 Minutes||Etiology, Differential diagnosis of ITW, Prognosis of ITW|
|40-80 Minutes||Evidence-Based examination for ITW|
|80-95 Minutes||Evidence-Based interventions for ITW|
|95-110 Minutes||ITW case studies|
|110-120 Minutes||Summary, Q&A|
Sally Le Cras, PT, DPT, PCS
Sally Le Cras, PT, DPT, PCS has practiced as a physical therapist for 26 years with most of her experience in area of pediatrics. She earned a Master of Science in Physical Therapy degree in 1992 and a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 2013 from Arcadia University. Sally became a Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Pediatric Physical Therapy (PCS) in 2008 and recertified in 2018. Having practiced in acute care/NICU, home care and outpatient pediatric physical therapy settings, she has worked at Cincinnati Children’s for 14 years and is a Physical Therapist III. Sally co-authored a Clinical Practice Guideline on conservative management of Idiopathic Toe Walking in 2011and is the leader of the APTA Guideline Development Group for ITW. Sally has spoken on this topic at local, state and national conferences. She provides serial casting, orthotic management, stretching, strengthening, postural control/motor control, locomotor and balance training interventions for children with Idiopathic Toe Walking in addition to treating a diverse population of children with developmental disabilities.
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