presented by Liesa M. Persaud
Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.
Liesa M. Persaud, PT, DPT, PCS, CKTP
Liesa M. Persaud, PT, DPT, PCS, CKTP is a licensed physical therapist with 26 years experience in the field of adult and pediatric therapy. Additionally, she 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…Read full bio
1. Why We DON'T Want to Wait
What is toe walking and why don’t we want to wait to intervene? Dr. Persaud explains the outcomes of delayed intervention for toe walking from a dynamic systems approach. Participants will learn to identify the ramifications of incorrect interventions, and will come to appreciate the necessity of timely and accurate management of pediatric toe walking.
2. How Can We USE This Information?
Information regarding toe walking is only beneficial if we know how to use it. In this chapter, Liesa Persaud describes evidence related to toe walking and ideal gait, after which she applies research findings from a clinical perspective to educate participants on effective diagnosis and intervention strategies.
3. BEYOND Heel Cord Stretches
This chapter enables participants to understand and utilize the correct biomechanics to better understand stability during ambulation. Join Liesa Persaud to gain insight into the contributions of the sensory systems during gait, and learn to recognize when a child has impaired biomechanics and/or sensory function that is negatively affecting their gait pattern.