Instructor: Kylie Pearce, B.Sc (Podiatry), C.Ped
This Webinar is for Practitioners only
This webinar will explain the rationale and importance of early intervention when treating children diagnosed with pediatric flat foot. The presenter will discuss common myths related to the treatment (or lack thereof!) of childhood foot disorders and why ‘blind neglect’ is not the appropriate course of treatment. It will provide the participants age specific protocols to help them determine when treatment intervention is necessary, and tools for educating parents and referring practitioners on the importance of early management. This session will review why ‘pain’ should not be the only consideration when determining whether or not to treat a child, and why other factors such as posture, strength, endurance, coordination and balance should be given equal attention. Torsional deformities and toe walking are reviewed with an explanation on the use of gait plates. A brief literature review of recent pediatric orthotic studies is also covered.
Participants will be required to complete a post webinar quiz for CEU eligibility.
1 Hour Program
Pre-Approved by ABC for 1.5 Category 1 Credits Each Webinar for Certified Pedorthists, Certified Orthotists, Orthotic Assistants, Orthotic Technicians and Orthotic Fitters.
Also Pre-Approved by CTAPTA for 1.5 CEH
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Treating Pediatric Flatfoot: Age Specific Protocols
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Mastering Gait Analysis and Orthotic Solutions
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Kylie Pearce is an Australian trained Podiatrist and a US trained and Certified Pedorthist, with the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics, Inc.
Kylie graduated from Curtin University, Western Australia in 1994 with a degree in Podiatry and has over 12 years experience in private Podiatry practice in Australia. At one point she owned 4 practices in Australia and employed other Podiatrists and is an experienced Podiatry mentor and public speaker. Her area of specialization is Biomechanics and functional foot orthoses.