Suggested Audience:  PTs
Tuition:               $350.00


Course Description:
This is a basic level course that will cover specific assessment tools for the lower extremity, development of different types of gait problems, and treatment of the same problems.  Knowledge of the gait cycle is recommended as this course is practical and treatment oriented.  The participant will develop a problem solving approach for treatment of equinus gait, lateral and medial rotation gait, crouched gait, and lateral flexion gait.  If you have taken the Beverly Cusick course there will be review, however, integrating her information into treatment plans will be helpful.  Please call Kacy Hertz if you have any questions regarding this issue.

Course Objectives
The participant will:
1)    Understand basic gait terminology
2)    Understand how the enablement model of assessment  can be used to
       assess gait problems
3)    Know how to write goals for gait problems
4)    Understand the development of different types of gait problems
5)    Be able to assess the same issues from a musculoskeletal and motor
6)    Plan treatments for the same gait problems
7)    Be exposed to the possibilities of therapeutic adjuncts to enhancing gait
8)    Be exposed to orthotic use and the options available

Daily Schedule
Day One
8:30–9:00      Registration
9:00–10:00    Welcome/Review of terminology
10:0-12:00     Enablement model of assessment/video presentation
12:00-1:00     Lunch
1:00-3:00       Equinus Gait/Assessment/Treatment
3:00-5:00       LAB

Day Two
9:00-11:00     Medial Rotation Gait/Assessment/Treatment
11:00-12:00   Lateral Rotation Gait/Assessment/Treatment
12:00-1:00     Lunch
1:00-3:00       Lateral Flexion Gait/Assessment/Treatment
3:00-5:00       Crouched Gait/Jump Gait/Assessment/Treatment

The instructor for this course is Kacy Hertz, PT, C/NDT
The City Kids PT staff will asssist with teaching

Kacy has been teaching NDT based courses for over 20 years. She is well versed in lower extremity biomechanics and the use of adjuncts necessary to address them in the ambulatory child.