GAIT: Analysis and Equipment Selection
Date: THUR, April 30, 2020
Time: 03:00 PM – 04:00 PM EDT Convert into your time Zone
By: Sally Mallory, PT, ATP, CPST II
Course Description: Gait trainers and walkers are frequently prescribed for children with motor impairments. The rationale behind the selection of a gait trainer versus a walker is based upon the analysis of several factors. This presentation will review the criteria used to select the appropriate type of device. Clinical indications for the selection of the components on the assistive device will be discussed. Criteria for device selection, the clinical rationale behind the selection, and set up of the mobility device will assist the attendee in supporting the medical necessity for the recommended device.
- List at least 2 benefits of independent mobility.
- Name 2 phases of gait.
- Analyze gait pattern for development of walking goals and equipment selection.
- Identify 3 important measurements and select appropriate accessories to support a child in walking equipment.
- List 3 important elements to letters of medical necessity and justification of equipment funding.