Pediatric Gait Analysis: What Can It Tell Us?

Description:  Pediatric gait analysis (GA) involves four primary pillars: history, physical exam, observational and computerized GA. A secondary pillar is imaging. This webinar focuses on the primary pillars of GA. The significance and information embedded in each will be discussed. The computerized GA instrumentation, the information obtained and how it can be used to quantitatively identify, assess and develop a treatment plan for a gait deviation will be discussed. 

Instructor:  Tasos Karakostas, MPT, PhD, Associate Director, Adjunct Faculty for Orthopaedic Surgery, Northwestern

Audience:  Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Learn the “flow” of a GA evaluation
  • Relate each pillar of the GA evaluation towards the understanding of a gait deviation
  • Recognize the different instruments and related data contributing to the identification, quantification, and assessment of a gait deviation using computerized GA
  • Appreciate the role of GA in constructing a treatment plan to address a gait deviation

    Note: You will have 3 months from the date of purchase to complete and review the course material. You will receive a reminder email 2 weeks before the expiration date.

    Continuing Education Credits

    Physical Therapy 

    The Illinois Physical Therapy Board has approved this course for 1 Contact Hour. Approval #216-000069

    The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Physical Therapy as an approved provider of physical therapy and physical therapist assistant continuing education.This course has been approved by the New York Physical Therapy Board for 1 Contact Hour


    Financial: Receives a Salary from the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab
    Non-Financial: No relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.

    Basic Computer Requirements: You will need access to a computer with an Internet connection. High speed broadband access (LAN, Cable or DSL) is highly recommended.

    • PC: Compatible Operating System: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1 Web Browser: Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer 10 or higher
    • MAC: Compatible Operating System: OS X Web Browser: Firefox, Chrome, Safari

    Cancellation Policy: To request a cancellation of an on-demand program, please provide written notice by letter, email, or fax or contact us by phone within 24 hours of placing your order and we will refund you the full course fee. If you cannot give notice within 24 hours, a credit towards a future course of equal value would apply.


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