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Gait: Mechanics, Analysis, and Treatment (MWD)
Shannon Medical Center - Women's and Children's Conference Room
201 E. Harris Ave
San Angelo, TX 76903
Saturday, September 15, 2018, 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM CDT
Category: District Meetings

This continuing education course is all about gait.  We will review normal gait mechanics, discuss ways to assist with gait evaluation, discuss clinical implications for both orthopedic and neurological gait disorders, and touch on treatment strategies to address the observed deficits.  Combination of lecture, video, and lab will be included.  Wear lab appropriate attire.  Sign in begins at 8am.  Course begins at 830.  Snacks and drinks will be provided, vending machines available on-site.  There will be a one hour break for lunch. 6CCUs

At the conclusion of the course, participants will be able to:

• Discuss why physical therapists should evaluate gait
• Identify & understand benefits & barriers to performing clinical gait analyses
• Identify common clinical indications for performing gait analyses
• Identify & describe the divisions of the gait cycle using common gait terminology
• Describe "normal" stride spatiotemporal characteristics
• Understand & describe normal gait kinematics, kinetics, and muscle actions
• Discuss and demonstrate novel technology that can be used to assist in performing clinical gait analyses
• Identify common gait deviations and their most likely causes
• Understand the functional implications of common gait deviations
• Select appropriate outcomes measures for gait outcomes
• Recognize the role of lower extremity orthoses in neurologic rehabilitation and formulate an appropriate orthotic prescription
• Develop evidence- based interventions to target specific gait deviations

Dr. Lee Atkins, PT, PhD received his Physical Therapy degree from Angelo State University in 2008 and his PhD in Rehabilitation Science from Texas Tech University in 2016.  He is an Assistant Professor at Angelo State University teaching Biomechanics and Gait Analysis.  Dr. Atkins has focused his research on biomechanics of the lower extremities and has multiple scientific abstracts. 

Leddy McCall Priddy, PT, DPT, NCS received her Physical Therapy Degree from Texas Tech University.  She became a Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy in 2017.  She fulfills the role of adjunct faculty at Angelo State University in the neuroscience coursework assisting with Observational Gait Analysis and Functional Electrical Stimulation.

Registration/set-up will begin at 8:00 a.m 
Course begins at 8:30 am

PT/PTA Members: $100
Student Members: $0

PT/PTA Non-Members: $150
Student Non-Members: $0

Cancellation Policy 
No Refunds

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Contact: Regina Hartnett, PT, DPT, NCS at [email protected]