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Are We Underserving the Pediatric Ankle? Supporting Development Through a Multi-System Approach

Course: #3832Level: Intermediate2 Hours 38 Reviews
Recorded Webinar

This course will instruct on examination and treatment of foot and ankle involvement for patients with pediatric health conditions including cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophies, and toe walking. Evidence-based interventions will be covered, including joint and soft tissue mobilizations to promote adaptive relative flexibility; improving intrinsic stability through progressive strengthening of the "foot core"; interventions to positively impact neuroplastic changes; and design of orthoses to support function and optimal development. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is therefore appropriate for the PT/PTA.

Course created on September 23, 2020

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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; 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; 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

Learning Outcomes

  • checkmarkParticipants will be able to list at lest two impacts of altered foot and ankle function during development on the structural outcome of the movement system.
  • checkmarkParticipants will be able to identify at least three treatment techniques to address relative stiffness and flexibility in foot and ankle mobility and function.
  • checkmarkParticipants will be able to design a progressive strengthening program with at least three exercises to improve the intrinsic stability of the foot and ankle for children with neuromuscular health conditions.
  • checkmarkParticipants will be able to list at least two important elements of orthotic prescription and design with team members to create a plan of care.

Agenda

0-15 Minutes Review of learning outcomes, Terminology, Requisites for developmentally therapeutic gait
15-30 Minutes Why might these conditions not be met? Influence of pediatric health conditions on foot and ankle function: cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophies, spinal muscular atrophy, Down Syndrome, chronic instability, idiopathic toe walking, and hypermobility syndromes
30-45 Minutes Do we need to intervene? Review of the evidence: Impacts of limited dorsiflexion, impacts of excessively pronated hindfoot alignment, impacts of excessively supinated hindfoot alignment. Goals and the ICF Model, Developmental Kinesiopathological Model
45-60 Minutes Intervention: Improving mobility of joints and soft tissues (with a review of the evidence)
60-75 Minutes Intervention: Improving intrinsic stability through progressive strengthening (with a review of the evidence)
75-90 Minutes Intervention: Interventions to address neuroplastic changes (with a review of the evidence)
90-105 Minutes Intervention: Targeted use of external supports to guide adaptive tissue-specific stresses (with review of the evidence).
105-115 Minutes Case studies: Discussion of patient examples to translate concepts to clinical application
115-120 Minutes Summary, Q&A

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Presenter Disclosure: Financial: Amanda Hall has received an honorarium for presenting this course. Non-financial: Amanda Hall has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.

Sponsor Disclosure: This Course is presented by PhysicalTherapy.com.

Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.

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