presented by Karen McCain
Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.
Karen McCain, PT, DPT, NCS
Karen McCain, PT, DPT, NCS, is a licensed physical therapist, board certified Neurologic Clinical Specialist and educator with more than twenty years of clinical experience. She is currently an Associate Professor in the Physical Therapy program at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas and is former senior physical therapist at the…Read full bio
1. Phases of Gait and Basic Functions
Discuss the basic components and parameters of the gait cycle. Outline the 8 sub phases of the human gait cycle and explain the objectives of each sub phase.
2. Normal Human Gait and Pathologic Gait Mechanism
Identify the basic functions of human gait. Discuss the normal ROM values for each joint at each sub phase of normal human gait.
3. Pathologic Gait Definitions
Discuss the mechanisms involved in pathological gait. Know the definitions of the terminology association with pathological gait in the Observational Gait Analysis system. Outline the functional implications of common gait deviations.
4. Purposes of Orthoses and the Evaluation
Explain the basic purposes of Orthoses. Discuss the normal range of motion values for each joint at each sub-phase of normal human gait. Outline the components of an evaluation for an orthoses.
5. Types of Orthoses and the Double Adjustable AFO
Identify the most commonly prescribed types of lower extremity orthoses and their applications in the neurologic population. Discuss the design of the double adjustable ankle joint and its indications / contraindications for use.
6. Case Applications
Explain the definitions of the terminology association with pathological gait in the Observational Gait Analysis system.