Development of Typical Gait, Deviations and Treatment for the Child with Cerebral Palsy

Touro College 6th Floor
30 West 23rd Street New York, New York 10010
School of Health Sciences
July 15, 2018, 7:30 AM - July 17, 2018, 4:00 PM
Touro College

6th Floor
30 West 23rd Street New York, New York 10010

Call Rachel: 347-374-0550




Thera Era Course led by Mary Dollard Weck, PT, and Julie Hannan Perfect, PT, DPT, PCS

Mary Dollard Weck is a clinical specialist at Children's Memorial Medical Center in Chicago. She has lectured to physical therapists and orthopedists on normal and pathological motor development, combining surgical and therapeutic approaches to celebral palsy, and the development of pediatric gait. She received her NDT training in 1972.

Julie Hannan Perfect is currently in private practice in the San Francisco Bay area working in early intervention, schools based, and outpatient settings. She has lectured on the post-operative management of clients with cerebral palsy and the development of pediatric gait. She is NDT certified.

Course Description

This is a 3-day course designed for physical therapists treating pediatric clients with standing and gait disorders. The course emphasizes a knowledge base of normal adult gait and the developmental stages of normal pediatric gait as a basis for treatment. The last day includes opportunities for "hands on" practice to integrate the principles learned in the course.

The course examines body alignment, joint motion and muscle activation in adult gait. The same parameters are analyzed in the developmental progression from early weight bearing through cruising, early ambulation and the toddler gait. Practical application to treatment techniques will be included in demonstration labs and short treatment sessions with pediatric clients.

The course utilzes a combination of lecture/discussion, observation, facilitation labs and treatment sessions.

Contact Info

Call Rachel: 347-374-0550