Dr. Jennifer Richards to begin instructing course at March 2016 onsite
Louisville, KY (PRWEB) – The NeuroRecovery Training Institute (NeuroRTI) is pleased to announce that Dr. Jennifer Richards, CPO, LPO, CPed, FAAOP, is taking over the Advanced Pathologic Gait Assessment and Orthotics course onsite scheduled for March 20, 2016 at Frazier Rehab Institute in Louisville, KY.
In addition to serving as a NeuroRTI faculty member, Dr. Richards works at Cornerstone Prosthetics and Orthotics, Inc. in Sequim, Washington. She has worked as an orthotist/prosthetist in five different states in both institutional-based hospital and privately owned orthotics and prosthesis clinics and has graduate level teaching experience at both orthotics and prosthesis schools and physical therapy schools.
The Advanced Pathologic Gait and Orthotics course provides a review of normal and abmormal gait from an orthotist’s perspective. Observational gait analysis and the basics of orthoses design will be presented in a logical progression to enable therapists to break down and analysis pathological gait into its component parts and then use that information in the design of a lower limb orthosis.
“Orthoses are an important factor the rehabilitation of the child or adult with lower limb weakness or paralysis as the result of congenital anomaly, disease, or accident,” said Richards. “I look forward to helping course participants learn the criteria associated with the successful design and implementation of lower limb orsthoses and presenting them with information they can take back to work immediately.”
The course, which includes six hours of online lectures and one day at a clinical site, is open to all licensed physical therapists and earns participants 14 contact hours from the NeuroRTI/Evidence In Motion Institute of Health Professions. To learn more or register, please visit http://www.neurorti.com/educational-offerings/course/advanced-pathologic-gait-assessment-and-orthotics/.