This course will provide a description of the common gait deviations and impairments experienced by persons following a stroke, as well as methods for effective gait examination. Participants will receive an evidence based review of interventions to facilitate true recovery of walking function with actual, practical strategies to improve gait and overall walking activity in persons with stroke. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is therefore appropriate for the PT/PTA.
Editor's Note: Regarding Pennsylvania credits, this course is approved by the PA State Board of Physical Therapy for 1 hour of general and 1 hour of Direct Access CE credit.
Course created on August 12, 2020
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; DC/2.0; DE/2.0; FL/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; MD/0.2; 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; OH/2.0; OK/2.0; OR/2.0; PA/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
- Participants will be able to identify at least four common gait deviations and causative impairments experienced in persons post-stroke.
- Participants will be able to identify at least three appropriate outcome measures when creating an effective strategy for examination and evaluation of gait in persons post-stroke.
- Participants will be able to identify at least three interventions found to be efficacious in the evidence for improving gait post-stroke.
- Participants will be able to identify at least one intervention technique and one orthotic prescription when creating a plan of care for gait recovery in a person with stroke.
|0-15 Minutes||Review of learning outcomes, introduction of topic|
|15-45 Minutes||Common gait deviations and causative impairments|
|45-70 Minutes||Gait exam/eval|
|70-95 Minutes||Evidence based gait interventions|
|95-115 Minutes||Application via patient cases|
|115-120 Minutes||Summary, Q&A|
PT, PhD, NCS
Jill has been a licensed physical therapist for 24 years. She received Board Certification in the area of Neurologic Physical Therapy from the American Physical Therapy Board of Clinical Specialties in 2004 and recertification in 2014. She has practiced almost exclusively in the field of Brain Injury and Stroke rehabilitation. She has a variety of teaching experiences, in physical therapy academia as well as in the health care community at large. She is currently faculty in the DPT program at South College. In addition, she teaches in several online and onsite continuing education programs across the nation. She has taught and presented in the areas of neurological pathology, rehabilitation, gait, orthotics, mentoring, and research, and is currently involved in clinical research in stroke rehabilitation, orthotic management, and gait analysis/rehabilitation.
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