Management of Chronic Foot and Lower Leg Conditions- Module 3: Cerebral Palsy
This course was adapted from the textbook: Management of Chronic Conditions in the Foot and Lower Leg, edited by Keith Rome BSc, MSc, PhD, FCPodMed, SRCh and Peter McNair DipPhysEd, DipPT, MPhEd, PhD. These modules use an interdisciplinary approach to help manage chronic conditions - osteoarthritis, Achilles tendinopathy, gout, rheumatic diseases, forefoot/rearfoot entities, stress fractures/reactions, cerebral palsy - in the lower limb and foot. Module include sections on predisposing factors, diagnosis, impairments, function, quality of life and management strategies while highlighting any complex features of a condition which may present. The latest advances are discussed with suggestions for new paths of research.
Module 3: Cerebral Palsy covers:
- Chapter 8: Cerebral Palsy
Methods of Instruction:
Online course available via internet
Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapist Assistants and Athletic Trainers.
Course Goals and Objectives:
At the completion of this course, participants should be able to:
- Recognize definition, incidence and predisposing factors of cerebral palsy
- Identify the diagnosis and classification system for cerebral palsy
- Differentiate between types of common impairments
- Differentiate between levels of function with the Gross Motor Function Classification System as well as the Ashworth, Modified Ashworth, and Tardieu scales
- Recognize common foot impairments
- Identify common issues with joint range of motion, muscle strength and pain impairment.
- Recognize pharmacological, physical, surgical, lifestyle, and educational strategies
- Differentiate between Equinus Deformity, Calcaneus Deformity, Equino-varus Deformity, Equino-valgus Deformity, and Hallux Valgus
- Identify advantages/disadvantages with therapy, serial casting, and orthoses for common foot impairments
- Identify effective lifestyle and education strategies
Criteria for Obtaining Continuing Education Credits:
A score of 70% or greater on the post-test