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Kathy Martin, PT, DHSc

Kathy Martin Instructor Bio:
Dr. Martin received a BA in Athletic Training from Purdue University in 1987, an MS in Physical Therapy from the University of Indianapolis in 1990, and a Doctor of Health Science from the University of Indianapolis in 2003. She joined the faculty of the Krannert School of Physical Therapy at the University of Indianapolis in 2000 and is currently a Professor. Her clinical background includes early intervention and inpatient pediatric general acute care. Dr. Martin teaches the pediatric portion of the DPT curriculum, and her research efforts have been focused on orthotic effectiveness and children with Down syndrome. Dr. Martin is currently the Chair of the Education Committee for the Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy and has been actively involved in identifying best practices in pediatric physical therapy professional education. She is also the 2008 winner of the Indiana Chapter of the APTA Frances Ekstam Award for outstanding contribution to the physical therapy profession.

Kathy Martin's Continuing Education Courses

Development of Pediatric Independent Gait

Development of Pediatric Independent Gait

In order to understand how to appropriately plan interventions for children with gross motor delays, physical therapists must first understand typical development. Peer reviewed data regarding the maturation of typical gait will be discussed.… Read Morearrow_right

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Early Motor Development in Down Syndrome: Part 1

Early Motor Development in Down Syndrome: Part 1

Children with Down syndrome have known gross motor delays. The neuromuscular and musculoskeletal factors that contribute to these delays will be reviewed in addition to discussing peer-reviewed literature that has become the gold standard… Read Morearrow_right

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Early Motor Development in Down Syndrome: Part 2

Early Motor Development in Down Syndrome: Part 2

Children with Down syndrome have known gross motor delays. A key role of early intervention programs is educating parents on how to foster motor development for their child. Current understanding of how typically developing children acquire… Read Morearrow_right

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Medical Surveillance Guidelines for Down Syndrome

Medical Surveillance Guidelines for Down Syndrome

Individuals with Down syndrome may have multiple medical comorbidities that may potentially affect any system in the body. This course will provide a brief overview of common medical issues in children with Down syndrome. Appropriate questions… Read Morearrow_right

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Orthotic Intervention for Hypotonia in Children With Down Syndrome

Orthotic Intervention for Hypotonia in Children With Down Syndrome

Children with hypotonia often experience gross motor delays and excessive foot pronation. This course will review the variety of orthotic options available for hypotonia-related over-pronation, ranging from simple foot orthoses to custom… Read Morearrow_right

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Typical Pediatric Musculoskeletal Development

Typical Pediatric Musculoskeletal Development

In order to understand how to appropriately plan interventions for children with gross motor delays, physical therapists must first understand typical development. In this course, the typical development of the lower extremity (muscle,… Read Morearrow_right

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