Gait theory & practice
15 Continuing Education Hours (1.5 CEU’s)
The Gait Theory and Practice course provides clinicians with an advanced, in-depth framework to effectively analyze and treat gait dysfunction. The course reviews gait theory and focus on practical, clinically appropriate approaches for observational and instrumented gait analysis. Clinicians advance their knowledge in evidence-based functional testing strategies and pathological gait mechanisms and diagnoses. The course provides a hands-on, patient-centered approach for rehabilitation and plan of care development for clients with amputation, impaired motor control, and other gait dysfunctions through video and real patient interaction. This course follows a progression of Mission Gait’s ideal practice principles and reinforces them through the weekend course with significant hands-on lab experience providing the clinician with skills to be used immediately upon their return to the clinical setting.
Demonstrate proficiency in understanding kinetics and kinematics of the gait cycle
Define and detail the Rancho phases and critical events of gait observational analysis
Demonstrate understanding of instrumented gait analysis, insights achieved by instrumented analysis, and advantages/disadvantages to instrumented analysis
Detail reliable gait assessment tests and measures
Describe Perry’s structure for pathological gait dysfunctions.
Utilize clinical decision-making skills and reasoning to determine gait dysfunctions, hypothesize underlying causes, assess prognostics, and formulate treatment plans
Identify goals of gait rehabilitation
Prioritize and demonstrate proficiency in pre-ambulation rehabilitation techniques
Demonstrate proficiency in gait training rehabilitation techniques
Apply rehabilitation techniques to patient models through video analysis and local patient population
Recognize the value of Mission Gait’s ideal practice