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Robert L. Abramczyk
10-17-1995, 01:11 AM
The University of Virginia Division of Pediatric Orthopaedics

Gait Abnormalities in Children with Cerebral Palsy: Evaluation
and Treatment

December 2, 1995
Omni Hotel
Charlottesville, Virginia

Goals: To review the cause and treatments of gait disorders in
cerebral palsy.

Purpose: Current treatments and methods of evaluation will be
presented by recognized experts to aid clinicians in their role
as advisors, decision makers and care givers for children with
cerebral palsy (CP).

Course Description: The course will cover normal and
pathologic gait patterns as related to CP. Patient evaluation
will be described to include: physical assessment, gait
analysis, Gross Motor Function Measure, dynamometer
measurements of muscle strength, and EMG. Treatment
indications and outcomes will be presented for orthopaedic
surgery, rhizotomy, bracing and medications like botulinum.

Course Objectives:
Upon completion, participants will be able to:
-define normal gait characteristics using 3-D motion analysis
-demonstrate gait deviations caused by CP
-define the role of muscle strengthening as a treatment for CP
-discuss the use of EMG and gait analysis for planning
-describe variations in muscle architecture and the effects of
surgery on muscle function
-define indications and expectations from current treatments

Course Directors:
Mark F. Abel, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics and Pediatrics
Medical Director, Motion Analysis Laboratory
University of Virginia
Health Sciences Center

Diane L. Damiano, Ph.D., P.T.
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics
Research Director, Motion Analysis Laboratory
University of Virginia
Health Sciences Center

Guest Faculty:
Scott Delp, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Engineering
Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
Northwestern University
Chicago, Illinois

T.S. Park, M.D.
Professor of Neurological Surgery and Pediatrics
St. Louis Children's Hospital
St. Louis, Missouri

John Blanco, M.D.
Associate Professor of Orthopaedics and Pediatrics
Chief, Division of Pediatric Orthopaedics
University of Virginia

Sharon Hostler, M.D.
McLemore Birdsong Professor of Pediatrics
Medical Director, Kluge Children's Rehabilitation Center
University of Virginia

Richard Stevenson, M.D.
Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Developmental Medicine
University of Virginia

Credit: The University of Virginia School of Medicine
designates this continuing medical education activity for 6
credit hours in Category I of the Physician's Recognition Award
of the American Medical Association.

Who Should Attend: This course is designed for physicians,
pediatric nurses, nurse practitioners, physical therapists,
engineers, kinesiologists, and other professionals who are
interested in motion analysis and in the care of children with
cerebral palsy. Family members of persons with CP are also

Registration Fee: Course fee: $100 for physicians, $75 for all
others. Fee includes lectures, syllabus, lunch, refreshments
and CME accreditation.

Additional registration information may be obtained from:

Greg Volkar
University of Virginia Office of Continuing Medical Education
Box 368 Health Sciences Center
Charlottesville, VA 22908
PHONE: (804) 924-5310
FAX: (804) 982-1415

or from the University of Virginia Motion Analysis Lab home