Continuing Ed for Physical Therapists – April 24-25, 2020
Therapeutic Evaluation & Treatment of Toe Walking (Pediatric Equinus Gait)
This 2-day workshop covers therapeutic evaluation and treatment of pediatric equinus gait (“toe walking”). It is common for the practitioner to feel lost when a child presents with a toe walking gait pattern. Both evaluation and treatment of these children are often frustrating for all involved and frequently results in inaccurate evaluation with ineffective intervention and poor achievement of results. Long term results are rarely achieved with either resultant surgical intervention and/or a recurrence of the problem. However, establishing a specific approach to treating this type of patient can be made less frustrating and more rewarding by asking the right questions and forming a deliberate approach.
This course is excellent for alleviating a chaotic approach to the treatment of pediatric toe walking. Through an organized evaluation procedure, specific data will be used to direct the clinician to potential etiologies. Causes and appropriate intervention strategies are identified in order to utilize a systematic approach to develop an effective treatment plan.
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Meet Liesa M. Persaud, PT, DPT, PCS, CKTP
Liesa is a licensed physical therapist with 27 years’ experience in the field of adult and pediatric therapy. Liesa is a physical therapist at Tulsa Sunshine Center in Oklahoma, where she provides Animal Assisted Physical Therapy with her Border Collie, Serendipity.
Liesa is also owner of Know to Change, PLLC, an organization dedicated to advancing the knowledge & skills of clinicians in pediatric practice. Both nationally and internationally, she has educated health care professionals in advanced treatment techniques, performed specialized practical training and provided 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, as well as facilities abroad.
Believing it is important to share knowledge, Liesa is also a Credentialed Clinical Instructor, teaches human anatomy, physiology and nutrition, and is adjunct faculty at Southern Nazarene University. She received her Associate’s Degree from Tulsa Junior College and worked as a physical therapist assistant while completing her Bachelor of Science Degree in Organizational Leadership. After earning her Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Findlay, Liesa continued to expand her expertise in the field. She received her post-graduate Doctorate from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions, is a Certified Kinesio Taping Practitioner and achieved recognition as a Board-Certified Specialist in Pediatric Physical Therapy. Her research interests are toe walking and the development of gait.
Liesa’s wide range of clinical experience, proficient teaching skills, motivation to improve the standard of care, & enthusiasm & passion for her field, make her an exciting and compelling instructor.