PEADIATRIC EQUINUS DEFORMITY DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT IN CHILDREN WITH CP & HABITUAL TOE WALKING: PRINCIPLES & STRATEGIES
Third Party Event
|Presenter Details||Beverly (Billi) Cusick, PT, MS, NDT, COF/BOC is an internationally-known pediatric physical therapist whose specialty is the management of lower extremity deformity, particularly in children with cerebral palsy and other CNSdeficits
Ms. Cusick received her BS in PT from Bouve College at Northeastern University (Boston), and her MS in Clinical and College Teaching for Allied Health Professionals from the University of Kentucky in Lexington. She is an on-call Associate Professor for the Rocky Mountain University ofHealth Professions – Pediatrics Program – Provo, Utah (2006-present) and is NDT basic- and baby-trained.
Since 1978 she has written or co-authored over a dozen publications.
Guest lecturer for annual conferences of the APTA, the NDTA, and the American Academy of CP and Developmental Medicine, in the US and Canada; the British Association of Prosthetists and Orthotists; the American Academy of Orthotics and Prosthetics, and the American Orthotic andProsthetic Association; the ISPO Consensus Conference for Orthotics in CP; the International Conference on Cerebral Palsy in Sydney, Australia; a Pediatric Rehabilitation conference in Istanbul, and at the Nossa Casa Conference in Campinas, Brazil. She has presented more than460 courses by invitation only in 19 countries.Ms. Cusick is the founder of Progressive GaitWays, LLC and the inventor and Chief Medical Consultant for TheraTogs, Inc. A curriculum vitae is available upon request.
|How to Book||Contacting via email first followed by bank transfer|
|Contact Person||Ragu Rajaram|
|Pre Course Requirement||Will Be Informed Closer To The Date|
|Date||3 Oct 2022 09:00 - 7 Oct 2022 17:30|
Part 1 of the programe, the didactic program, features range of topics related to foot function and development;
postural control acquisition & influence on foot development; gait development & gait pathology
related to foot mechanics; physiologic adaptation of lower limb muscle to routine use, both ideal &
pathologic; and contributions of postural control deficits to equinus deformity development.
A review of musculoskeletal assessment procedures introduces participants to the features of the foot
and ankle that warrant orthotic attention. Instructor then presents principles, properties and methods
of optimizing below-knee casts and orthoses and of implementing them in neuromotor re-education.
The didactic program includes lectures, videos and analysis. Participants will be provided course
hand-outs and access to a selection of casts and orthoses and flexible skeletal foot models.
Part 2 features supervised lab sessions in which participants undertake equinus-deformity-related
assessment procedures; apply the assessment findings to the determination of the ideal ankle angle
and to posting strategies for orthoses and casts; evaluate a child with equinus deformity in a team of
three; apply posting principles for this child if appropriate.
Orthotic optimization principles and methods are implemented in the fabrication & biomechanical
optimization of a below knee cast that is made to be removed without a motorized cutter.