Instructor Liesa M. Ritchie, PT, DPT, PCS, CKTP
This Webinar is for Practitioners only
Foot posture does not change solely due to chronological age. It is actually a result of ideal function. The bones of an infant are soft & therefore the immature skeleton is extremely susceptible to the influences to which it is subjected. Research shows that the critical period for arch development is before age 6.
Children with movement or coordination difficulties often have foot malalignment. Unfortunately, this can easily be misinterpreted as poor balance and instability. However, it may actually be an alignment problem that is easily (& cheaply!!) addressed with orthotics.
1 hour non-CEU
"We need to understand that the child’s foot develops in relation to function. Poor function leads to poor foot alignment. Clumsiness, balance problems, weakness, etc are often made worse by poor foot alignment. Here’s how we can help, both now and for the future...and why we shouldn’t wait!" (Liesa)
Liesa M. Ritchie, PT, DPT, PCS, CKTP
Liesa is a licensed physical therapist with 30 years experience in the field of adult & pediatric therapy. Dr Ritchie is a consulting physical therapist at Tulsa Sunshine Center in Oklahoma.
Additionally, Liesa is owner of Know to Change, PLLC, an organization dedicated to advancing the knowledge & skills of clinicians in pediatric practice. Both nationally and internationally, she has educated health care professionals in advanced treatment techniques, performed specialized practical training and provided consultative services.