June 8 - 9, 2021



This year tutorials will be included in the registration cost of the conference.  Two tutorials per day will be available for registrants.

M. Wade Shrader, MD, Nancy Lennon, MS, PT, DPT, Chris Church, MPT, and Freeman Miller, MD
Gait and Functional Outcomes of Adults with Cerebral Palsy

The purpose of this course is to review the relevant literature of gait and functional outcomes of adults with cerebral palsy, to discuss the difficulties and challenges of long-term follow-up studies in this population, and to describe in detail a recent investigation that measures long-term outcomes of outcomes of physical function, mental well-being, walking activity and pain in a cohort of adults with CP who received specialized pediatric orthopedic care as children and adolescents.

Sylvia Õunpuu, Kristan Pierz, Jennifer Rodriguez-MacClintic
Joint Kinetics 101: Understanding Gait Pathology, Treatment Decision-making and Outcomes Evaluation Using Joint Kinetic Data.

The overall goal of this course is to provide the background knowledge and skills needed to use joint kinetic data as an integral part of assessment of pathological gait so that the most informed treatment decision is possible. The course will review the basic concepts needed to interpret joint kinetic data and provide examples of how kinetic data provides the clinician with clinically relevant information for understanding the impact of joint level impairment on gait pathology. Through case examples, we will demonstrate how joint kinetics can improve our understanding of gait pathology, facilitate treatment decisions and improve understanding of treatment outcomes for a variety of gait pathologies.

Sophia Ulman, PhD, Tishya Wren, PhD, Mia Katzel, DPT, OCS, CSCS, Ross Chafetz, PT, PhD, Kirsten Tulchin-Francis, PhD
Markers, Models and Methods: Technical Factors to Consider When Initiating Clinical Sports Medicine Protocols in Traditionally Non-Sports Clinical Motion Analysis Labs

The aim of this tutorial is to twofold: 1) to provide an overview of kinematic and kinetic differences during sports medicine functional tasks based on biomechanical modeling and marker placement, and 2) to provide basic guidelines and best practices that can be followed in developing comprehensive procedures when implementing multi-task protocols in motion analysis.

Tom F. Novacheck, MD, Andrew G. Georgiadis, MD, Jean L. Stout, PT, MS
Consistent Interpretation of Gait Analysis Data: A Case-Based Quality Assurance Approach

The purpose of this course is to demonstrate a quality improvement process used to assess consistency gait interpretation. Participants will have opportunity for "hands on" experience interpretation consistency process for problem identification and treatment recommendations with other participants. Gait analysis case studies in conjunction with an audience response system/survey monkey system will be employed.