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Volume 10   Issue 04

Editorial

It's October, and we are celebrating National Physical Therapy Month! We are honored to interact with and support such an active, passionate group of clinicians, and we want to reward you for your dedication to your field of expertise. 
We'll have a month-long promotion to celebrate physical therapy..

Because of the success of our #Tips4LiteGait promotion last October, we are doing it again! Each day, we will post a new tip for LiteGait use across our social media sites. Please ​follow us and get the daily tips in your news feeds.
FACEBOOK - INSTAGRAM - TWITTER - YOU TUBE - PINTEREST

Here's the fun part:  every time you SHARE or RETWEET our posts this month, along with #Tips4LiteGait16, your name will be added to our drawing for prizes, including e-gift cards and LiteGait accessories.
You can enter as often as once per day, as long as you share/tweet different posts on different days. Our drawing will be held at the conclusion of PT Month, and winners will be notified via social media or email. Use #Tips4LiteGait16 across all sites. 
Thanks for joining in on the celebration! Don’t forget to join us for our Journal Club this month, where we’ll discuss the article “Partial body weight support treadmill training speed influences paretic and non-paretic leg muscle activation, stride characteristics, and ratings of perceived exertion during acute stroke rehabilitation.” Pre-register for this webinar and you’ll be able to participate for FREE!

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Meet the Trainer

Cassie Vano, RPT          

MR:  What was your first impression of LiteGait?
Cassie:  I was a new employee and it was just collecting dust in our department. A training schedule was on the books and we had an OT that had experience with the LiteGait and was a great advocate for it. Our training session consisted of only therapists using the LiteGait. It was just too easy. I was very intrigued and could not wait to try it on several of my patients, to see my own success with patient trials.  I was so excited that this would “save my back”. My excitement soon turned into “I can’t believe how much this is helping patients.” 
MR:  Why/How did you choose to become a LiteGait Trainer:
Cassie: My boss received an e-mail from MR looking for champions to be trainers. I did not consider myself a champion, although I was the primary therapist that used the LiteGait.  I love teaching and was truly missing that part of this field. I felt like the research that supported BWSTT was intense and impressive. I love the whole package that LiteGait offers my patients and love teaching, I was teaching other therapists at our facility and loved teaching students, staff and families about the LiteGait, so I loved the idea of going through the training program

Andrea Batt

MR:  What do you think will change about LiteGait (or Mobility Research) over the next five years?
Cassie: I would like to see Physical Therapy schools have access to LiteGait. So it could be treatment tool they can learn about and not be intimidated by. Students always have research they have to do, so that may spark some reach ideas as well. I seem to only be seeing the LiteGait in rehab settings.  I am pushing to get a LiteGait in our O.P therapy department as well. 

interview cont'd

 

October 11th
Journal Club
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM EDT-
rebroadcast
Burnfield, J. M., Buster, T. W., Goldman, A. J., Corbridge, L. M., & Harper-Hanigan, K. (2016). Partial body weight support treadmill training speed influences paretic and non-paretic leg muscle activation, stride characteristics, and ratings of perceived exertion during acute stroke rehabilitation. Human movement science, 47, 16-28.
more...
Presenter:

Nechama Karman - PT, MS, PCS

October 20th
Technological advances in gait analysis and treatment for the neurological clinic
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM EDT
October 21st
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM EDT-
rebroadcast
This course is intended to inform clinicians at all levels of experience about some of the most recent technological yet clinically-affordable advances in gait assessment and training
more... 
Presenter:
Mike Studer - PT, MHS, NCS, CEEAA

October 27th
Clinical Tips and Tricks
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM EDT-
rebroadcast
 "Your Favorite Tips from PT Month: Revisited, Explained, and Expanded"
Presenter:
 Kayli Morgan - PT, MS

 

November 10th
A Stroke is not a Stroke is not a Stroke: 
Treatment concepts to address subcortical tissue damage
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM EST
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM EST-rebroadcast
Presenters:
Valerie Carter PT, DPT, NCS
Petra Williams PT, PhD, NCS

November 17th
The Mike Studer Marathon
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM EST
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM EST-
rebroadcast

Presenter:
Mike Studer - PT, MHS, NCS, CEEAA

December 1st 
Case Report
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM EDT
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM
rebroadcast
Clinicians present their own clinical case of a patient's course of treatment with LiteGait. Specific cases will relate to patient diagnoses or to a specific targeted outcome. This segment features an individual patient case followed by Q & A

Presenter: TBD

December 7th
Movement Analysis
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM EST
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM EST-rebroadcast

Presenter:
Beth Fischer - PhD, PT

 

Did You Know

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