Event Details

£60 APCP members / £80 non-members
Junction 24 at Sedgemoor Auction Centre, Market Way, Bridgewater TA6 6DF

51.0996904, -3.0007813

Additional information / Directions

From junction 24 off the M5 follow signs to Bridgewater. At the first roundabout take the first exit towards North Petherton. After passing the ‘Compass Inn’ on your left you will come to a set of traffic lights, take a left at the lights and follow the road in to our car park past the wooden bull.

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APCP South West Regional Committee

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APCP SW Gait in Children with Cerebral Palsy


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.

Learning outcomes

  • 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 managementMatt 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!