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Gait assessment and AFO prescription in cerebral palsy

Is this course suitable for you or your organisation?                    

This course is available:

  • on the scheduled dates below or please enquire.

Why choose this course?

Gait assessment and AFO prescription in cerebral palsy is a two and a half day workshop (held over two sessions) designed for physiotherapists working with children and adults with neurological disabilities.

This interactive workshop focuses on the theoretical and practical aspects of gait and orthotic assessment and prescription. The workshop is structured to enable clinical reflection and application of knowledge between sessions.

For Cerebral Palsy Alliance Employees

  • At Cerebral Palsy Alliance this course is a compulsory induction activity for all physiotherapists.
  • Cerebral Palsy Alliance employees are exempt from the course fee.

What content does the program cover?

In this workshop, participants will learn to

  • Understand the requirements for typical gait.
  • Understand normal gait kinematics and kinetics.
  • Identify and understand pathological gait.
  • Conduct a thorough gait assessment.
  • Understand the aims of orthotic management (including footwear).
  • Understand the principles guiding orthotic design (including footwear).
  • Conduct a lower limb assessment and apply clinical reasoning when determining an appropriate orthotic design (including footwear) 

Does the program have any prerequisites? 

This workshop involves pre-reading which will be emailed to participants in advance. Participants will be expected to conduct (and video) a gait assessment on a client after the first session in preparation for session two. This will form part of a case study to be worked through during session two. 

Course completion requires:

Assessment will be conducted informally through participant involvement in discussions and group activities. Ongoing application of assessment and prescription of ankle foot orthoses will be reviewed through participant’s existing supervision arrangements (for CPA staff). 

What is the cost?

Cost: $880 incl. GST for individuals 

How long is the course? 

Duration: 2.5 days
Time: Please see scheduled times or enquire below

Please BYO lunch 

Where can I get more information?

Contact: The Training Alliance team
Email: training@cerebralpalsy.org.au 
Phone: +61 2 9975 8715 

Cancellation conditions apply

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Course Dates

Please select your course date.

Start DateLocationCost
Wed 22 Aug 2018 at 9:30AM 3 classes Allambie (CPA employees exempt) $880.00 Register