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Pediatric Gait Analysis

presented by Dora Gosselin, PT, DPT, PCS, cNDT

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Financial: Dora Gosselin receives compensation from MedBridge for this course. There is no financial interest beyond the production of this course.

Non-Financial: Dora Gosselin has no competing non-financial interests or relationships with regard to the content presented in this course.

Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.

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Video Runtime: 37 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 23 Minutes

Walking is one of the primary components of human motor function, as such, interventions aimed at improving walking ability are common in physical therapy, particularly in children. To determine the most appropriate interventions as well as to monitor a child's progress, accurate, comprehensive assessment of gait is critical. This course will review principles of and strategies for observational gait analysis and review standardized gait assessment tools used in the pediatric population.

Meet Your Instructor

Dora Gosselin, PT, DPT, PCS, cNDT

Of the many professional roles and responsibilities that Dr. Dora Gosselin has, helping children explore the world through movement is the most important. She does this directly, as a practicing pediatric physical therapist, and, indirectly, as she uses her diverse experiences in pediatric practice to provide relevant, contemporary and meaningful lessons to her students with…

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1. Pediatric Clinical Observational Gait Analysis

This chapter discusses the evidence that supports the relationship between mobility and participation in children.

2. The Development and Maturation of Gait

This chapter surveys the development of the postures and movements that are prerequisites for the development of gait. Additionally, the chapter discusses the maturation of gait, summarizing the major changes that occur between the onset of gait and adult-like gait.

3. Clinical Gait Analysis

In this chapter, clinical gait analysis will be discussed and a systematic approach for observational gait analysis will be described.

4. Pediatric Gait Assessment Tools

This chapter summarizes a number of available pediatric clinical gait assessment tools across a number of ICF domains. Psychometrics as well as test implementation will be discussed.

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