Management of Gait Abnormalities in Children with Cerebral Palsy– What Every Pediatric Provider Needs to Know
Who Should Attend:
Pediatricians, PCPs, RNs, School-based Nurses, Physical Therapists
- Identify the Gross Motor Function Classification System (GMFCS) for children with Cerebral Palsy (CP).
- Describe the rationale for Single Event Multilevel Surgery (SEMLS) to improve gait in children with CP.
- Discuss the Diagnostic Matrix approach to clinical decision-making for surgery to improve gait in children with CP.
- Compare and contrast the most common surgeries performed to improve gait in children with CP.
- List the use of orthotics and post-operative physical therapy to achieve the best outcomes follow SEMLS.
- Describe how and when to refer a patient with gait abnormalities.
Continuing Medical Education (CME) Credits:
1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™
Shriners Hospitals for Children — Northern California is accredited by the California Medical Association (CMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. This activity is approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit Designation for 1.0 contact hour for each program.
Jon Robert Davids, M.D., Assistant Chief of Orthopaedics at Shriners Hospitals for Children – Northern California, is an internationally recognized pediatric orthopaedic surgeon noted for his work in treating children with cerebral palsy.
In order to obtain CME credit, return your completed evaluation form by:
- Emailing to ShrinersContinuingEducation@shrinenet.org or
- Faxing to (916) 453-2247 or
- Sending to Shriners Hospitals for Children – Northern California, Continuing Education, 2425 Stockton Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95817