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Liesa Ritchie-Persaud

PT, DPT, PCS, CKTP

Liesa M. Ritchie (Persaud), PT, DPT, PCS, is a licensed physical therapist with 28 years experience in the field of adult and pediatric therapy. Dr. Ritchie is a practicing physical therapist at Tulsa Sunshine Center in Oklahoma. Additionally, Liesa is owner of Know to Change, and has educated health care professionals, both nationally and internationally, in advanced treatment techniques, specialized practical training and consultative services.

She has worked in a variety of settings, including private pediatric and adult clinics, schools, private homes, hospitals and long-term care facilities. Dr. Ritchie is a Credentialed Clinical Instructor and also taught human anatomy, physiology and nutrition at Tulsa Community College. She received her Associate's Degree in 1993 from Tulsa Junior College and worked as a physical therapist assistant while completing her Bachelor of Science Degree in Organizational Leadership from Southern Nazarene University in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Dr. Ritchie earned her Master's Degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Findlay in Findlay, Ohio in 2003 and continued to expand her expertise in the field. She received her post-graduate Doctorate from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions and is a Board Certified Specialist in Pediatric Physical Therapy. In 2007, Dr. Ritchie served as Treasurer for the Oklahoma Physical Therapy Association and has been a member of the Oklahoma Foundation for Physical Therapy since 2004.

Liesa's passion for helping others extends into her private life. She has volunteered as a Call Rape Advocate and Salvation Army Volunteer. Her passion for travel has led her to teach & treat overseas in Australia, New Zealand, Turkey, the Arab Emirates & Mexico, in addition to organizing & participating in mission work in Mexico, Ukraine & Palestine.

Liesa's wide range of clinical experience, organizational leadership, and proficient teaching skills make her an exciting and compelling instructor.

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A Belly ’n’ a Butt: Pediatric Core Strengthening

Presented by Liesa Ritchie-Persaud, PT, DPT, PCS, CKTP

A Belly ’n’ a Butt: Pediatric Core Strengthening

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Do you see children with strength deficits that have a negative effect on their functional ability? It may result from a specific diagnosis, or be a secondary contributing factor that is further complicating their physical performance. This course discusses that relationship and presents ways to strengthen specific muscle groups. Participants will learn how to perform concentric & eccentric strengthening for different ages, as well as options for children with poor balance & who are able unable to stand independently. A child may also have underlying core weakness in conjunction with development delay, impaired balance &/or poor coordination. Unfortunately, there is a strong correlation between strength and function.

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Functional Development of the Pediatric Foot

Presented by Liesa Ritchie-Persaud, PT, DPT, PCS, CKTP

Functional Development of the Pediatric Foot

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Do you have appropriate knowledge of age appropriate foot development, and are you able to apply it clinically, as it relates to the child's lower extremity alignment and gait? This course provides a review of ideal boney architecture. It provides a greater understanding of ideal foot position & function, while discussing optimum muscle activity. As a result, the clinician will be better equipped to assess the pediatric foot, and determine the appropriate intervention.

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A Distinctive Approach to Pediatric Toe Walking

Presented by Liesa Ritchie-Persaud, PT, DPT, PCS, CKTP

A Distinctive Approach to Pediatric Toe Walking

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It is common for a clinician to lack direction when a child presents with the diagnosis of "idiopathic toe walking." The situation is often frustrating for all involved and frequently results in inaccurate evaluation with ineffective intervention and poor achievement of results. This course discusses the consequences of incorrect and delayed intervention, and reviews the evidence related to toe walking and ideal gait. The result is an alternate, and effective approach to pediatric toe walking. Participants will learn the necessity of timely and accurate management of pediatric toe walking, and how to recognize when a child has impaired biomechanics and/or sensory dysfunction that is negatively affecting their gait pattern.

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The Sensory Side of Pediatric Toe Walking

Presented by Liesa Ritchie-Persaud, PT, DPT, PCS, CKTP

The Sensory Side of Pediatric Toe Walking

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To effectively assess pediatric toe walking, an awareness of the contributions of the sensory systems is necessary. This course describes the reasons to consider specific sensory systems as they relate to toe walking and ideal gait, and how to recognize the sensory-based pathologies relevant to toe walking. Methods to screen for sensory dysfunction and pathologies relevant to toe walking are explained, while scientific and research findings are described from a clinical perspective.

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