APCP SW Gait in Children with Cerebral Palsy
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FROM 9 NOVEMBER 2023
This is a foundation level course for all physiotherapists working within paediatrics seeking to improve their knowledge and skills on general gait assessment, analysis -including understanding the gait lab report- and evidence-based interventions.
The course is a one-day event comprising of practical elements, discussions and teachings, which will provide attendees with the tools needed to apply their learning to benefit patients in everyday practice.
- To identify the phases of the human gait cycle
- To be understand the indication, purpose and outcomes of instrumented gait analysis
- To have an awareness of the different parameters within the gait analysis report
- To experience how instrumented gait analysis is used in clinical decision making
- To measure the gait a child with CP in clinic using a validated tool
- To understand the influence of a range of orthotics on the gait of children with cerebral palsy
- To be familiar with the concept of tuning orthotics and footwear
- To carry out early rehabilitation exercises for children following SDR
- To have knowledge of the current evidence base for usual physiotherapy care to improve walking and balance in children with cerebral palsy.
Full day in-person event: 09:00 - 16:30
- 9.00 Welcome and introduction to aims of the day - Rachel Rapson, Consultant Physiotherapist Children and Family Health Devon
- 9.20 Instrumented gait analysis in children, indications, common gait dysfunctions and understanding the gait lab report- Prof Mary Cramp, Associate Professor and Associate Head of Department for Research, UWE
- 10.30 Coffee
- 10.45 Physiotherapy management - Jennifer Smith/Anna Daborn, Specialist paediatric physiotherapists at UH Bristol NHS trust
- 11.30 Orthotic management – Matt Pearson Senior Orthotist,Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
- 12.30 Lunch (Not provided, please bring own lunch or there is a restaurant on site which does various snacks and meals)
- 1.00 Functional Electrical Stimulation to improve gait- Harriet Hughes, Physiotherapist and Doctoral Fellow, Children and Family Health Devon
- 1.45 Practical use of the Edinburgh Visual Gait Score -Harriet Hughes and Rachel Rapson
- 3.00 Coffee
- 3.30 Evidence based Physiotherapy aimed at improving gait in children with CP – Rachel Rapson
- 4.15 Review learning objectives
- 4.30 Close
Places are limited to 20 so please book early!