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  • First Announcement: 22nd Annual Clinical Gait Analysis Course

    May 21 – 23, 2012

    Clinical Gait Analysis: A Focus on Interpretation
    Basic and Advanced Courses

    Sponsored by:
    Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare

    In Collaboration With:
    Connecticut Children’s Medical Center and
    University Hospital Pellenberg

    Intended Audience
    This course is intended for orthopedic surgeons, physical medicine and rehabilitation physicians, pediatric rehabilitation medicine specialists, nurse practitioners, physical therapists, engineers, orthotists and anyone who treats children who have gait deviations.

    This three-day course features basic and advanced tracks. The basic track teaches introductory skills for analyzing gait and planning associated treatments. The advanced track is tailored to clinicians who have experience in gait analysis. In the advanced course, presenters discuss in depth the complexities of gait interpretation in children who have disabilities.

    Both courses focus on interpreting gait data and planning associated treatments for ambulatory children who have cerebral palsy.

    Basic Course Objectives
    At the completion of the course, participants should be able to:
    • Describe the kinematics, kinetics and electromyography (EMG) patterns associated
    with typical gait
    • Identify typical gait deviations associated with muscle tightness, bony deformity and tone
    issues for children who have cerebral palsy
    • Explain the limitations of, and potential errors associated with, clinical gait analysis
    • Demonstrate basic skills in interpreting gait analysis data
    • Describe a corresponding treatment plan based on gait-analysis data

    Advanced Course Objectives
    At the completion of the course, participants should be able to:
    • Summarize how to use a problem-identification approach to plan treatments based
    on gait analysis data
    • Describe the influence of biomechanical modeling on the interpretation of gait data
    • Describe lever-arm dysfunction and its effect on gait
    • Demonstrate a basic understanding of the dilemmas of modeling foot deformities
    and interpreting data
    • Describe the mechanical principles associated with crouch gait and their influence
    on gait data
    • Explore advanced motion analysis applications

    Crowne Plaza Northstar - Downtown
    618 Second Ave. S.
    Minneapolis, MN 55402
    612-338-2288 or 888-444-0401 (toll-free)

    On line registration and more information at:
    Gillette Children's - global leaders in care and research for complex brain, bone and movement conditions. Discover how we help children realize their full potential.

    Tuition for each course (basic and advanced ) is $900 USD. For active full-time students, residents, and fellows, tuition is $650 USD. Fee includes conference materials, continental breakfast, breaks and lunch for three days.

    Enrollment is limited to 50 participants for each course. Please register by April 29, 2012.

    Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare is accredited by the Minnesota Medical Association to provide continuing medical education (CME) for physicians. Gillette takes responsibility for the content, quality and scientific integrity of the CME activity.

    Gillette designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 20.5 hours (basic course) and 21 hours (advanced course) in Category 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. This CME-accredited activity meets the requirements for a maximum of 20.5 continuing education credits (basic course) and 21 continuing education credits (advanced course) for physical therapists. If you have questions, please contact your state board.

    On behalf of orthotists, the sponsors of this course have filed a request with the American Board for Certification in Orthotics and Prosthetics, Inc., for 20.5 hours and 21 hours for the basic and advanced courses, respectively, of professional continuing education credits.

    Further Course Information
    If you have questions about course content, call Jean Stout, P.T., M.S., at 651-312-3112 or 800-719-4040 (toll-free). Or email her at For registration information, call Mary Grimm at 651-578-5002 or 800-719-4040 (toll-free). Or email her at For more information visit our website at

    A block of rooms has been reserved at the Crowne Plaza Northstar Hotel – Downtown at the rate of $119 per night. When making reservations, be sure to indicate that you’ll be attending the Gillette Gait Analysis Conference. Please make reservations by April 29, 2012, to receive the group rate.

    Crowne Plaza Northstar Hotel – Downtown
    618 Second Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55402
    For reservations, call 612-338-2288 or 800-556-7827 (toll-free).

    You also can make reservations online at The group booking code is GIL.

    The hotel is accessible from the airport via:
    • Taxi cab
    • SuperShuttle (
    • Light-rail system (