Education Resources Inc offers a new online continuing education series aimed at helping physiotherapists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, assistants, nurse practitioners, and orthotists improve outcomes for their children who toe walk.

Led by Liesa Persaud, PT, DPT, PCS, CKTP, the Pediatric Toe Walking Complete Series comprises the following three sessions: Utilizing the ACT (Assessment Criteria for Toe Walking) and Footwear Modification to Improve Outcomes; The Role of Vision and Reflexes in Toe Walking; and Red Flags for Referral and Intervention Strategies.

Featuring case studies, demonstrations, extensive directed lab practice, and lecture, the sessions are targeted to help course participants enhance their differential diagnosis skills to guide more effective treatments, learn new tools to address the sensory and motor aspects that underlie toe walking, and recognize red flags to help determine the appropriate professional for referral.

Healthcare professionals may access the series for an entire year to hone their skills and sharpen their decision-making at their convenience. Participants will also receive downloadable handouts.

The series is recommended for healthcare professionals who have a basic knowledge of the following areas: biomechanics of normal gait, characteristics of equinus gait (toe walking), and kinesiology of the lower extremity.

The course fee is $229, and offers 7 Contact Hours, .7 CEUs (Intermediate Level).

[Source(s): Education Resources Inc, PR Newswire]