Pathophysiology of Gait in Patients with Neuromuscular Dysfunction
This course will provide a focused review of normal gait as a foundation for identifying the common gait deviations and impairments in pathological gait following stroke. A hypothesis driven gait analysis will be discussed and demonstrated using a video case example. Appropriate, objective outcome measures will be described and strategies for appriate outcome measure selection will be identified.
Level of Instruction: Intermediate
- Review hightlights of normal gait kinematics in adults (written review provided in advance)
- Examine the typical kinematic/kinetic dysfunctions in common neurmuscular pathologies
- Formulate stratiegies for examining and evaluating gait in these patients that incorporate all domains of the ICF
- Utilize existing physical performance measures and tools to objectively measure gait
- Pathomechanics of normal gait
- Gait examination and evaluation
- Gait pathology following stroke
- Dr. Jill Seale, PT, PhD, NCS
Dr. Jill Seale has been a licensed physical therapist for 18 years. She is an APTA Neurologic Certified Specialist and has practiced almost exclusively in the field of Brain Injury and Stroke rehabilitation. She is an assistant professor in the UTMB Department of Physical Therapy, and received her PhD from Texas Woman’s University. She has a variety of teaching experiences in physical therapy academia as well as in the health care community at large. She serves as core faculty in the TIRR Memorial Hermann Neurologic Physical Therapy Residency in collaboration with Texas Woman’s University and the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. She has taught many continuing education courses for rehabilitation professionals in the areas of neurological pathology, rehabilitation, and research, and is currently involved in clinical research in stroke rehabilitation, orthotic management, and gait analysis/rehabilitation.
Contact Hours: 1.5