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Practical Interventions for Common Gait Deviations in the Neurological and Geriatric Population (Recorded Webinar)

presented by J.J. Mowder-Tinney, PT, PhD, NCS, C/NDT, CSRS, CEEAA

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Financial— J.J. Mowder-Tinney receives compensation from MedBridge for the production of this course. There are no other relevant financial relationships. Nonfinancial— No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.

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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This course is a recording of a previously hosted live webinar event. Polling and question submission features are not available for this recording. Format and structure may differ from standard MedBridge courses. Gait deviations are commonly seen in aging adults with orthopedic and neurologic deficits. Addressing these deviation are critical in promoting functional independence and decreasing fall risk. Are you struggling with identifying the cause of the different deviations and designing the optimal intervention? During this session, the presenter will explore ways to provide specific and realistic intervention strategies to address common impairments in people with varying gait deviations. Multiple videos will be provided of both the gait deviations and intervention options. The intervention options will be focused on bridging the gap between scientific evidence and the realities of practice.

Meet Your Instructor

J.J. Mowder-Tinney, PT, PhD, NCS, C/NDT, CSRS, CEEAA

J.J. Mowder-Tinney received her BS in psychology from the University of Colorado Boulder and her MS in physical therapy from the University of Miami in Florida. She completed her doctorate in physical therapy at Nova Southeastern University. She has almost 25 years of experience in a multitude of clinical settings, and the majority of her…

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Chapters & Learning Objectives

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1. Introduction to Normal Gait

This chapter will provide the foundation for appropriate analysis of gait. Normal gait phases and critical events will be highlighted.

2. Common Deviations During the Gait Cycle

This chapter aligns the most common individual joint deviations for people with CVA with the critical events of normal gait.

3. Evaluation Findings and Interventions for Biomechanical Constraints

This chapter emphasizes the importance of knowing the ‘why’ of the deviation. Assessing biomechanical constraints will be reviewed with recommended interventions for each potential finding.

4. Deviations With Other Diagnoses

This chapter will review some diagnosis specific gait deviations, with examples such as scissoring and festinating gait.

5. General Gait Deviation Descriptions

This chapter will review general gait deviations that are commonly seen with multiple diagnoses. This will include deviations such as decreased gait speed, asymmetrical step length, decreased foot clearance, decreased weight shift and decreased reactive stepping. This section will provide specific intervention ideas for each of the noted limitations.

6. Q&A

This is a viewer submitted question and answer session facilitated by J.J. Mowder-Tinney. Viewers ask questions about gait scenarios they encounter in their practices, and these questions are answered relating to the topics covered during this webinar.

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