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Gait & Balance
DVD Video
$219.99 USD
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DVD Video - 4+ hours   Instructions
5 hr 30 min
Multi-disc DVD recording with electronic manual and instructions.
PESI Publishing & Media
CE Available:
Yes, See CE credit tab for complete continuing education details
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  1. Evaluate abnormal gait patterns to introduce the most successful interventions.
  2. Determine new strategies to minimize secondary complications due to gait disorders.
  3. Analyze how muscle tone and leg length discrepancies can impact gait.
  4. Assess whether orthotics and/or combination orthotics are going to benefit the patients you see.
  5. Anticipate how balance challenges can impact fall risk so that optimal prevention practices can be incorporated.
  6. Choose new strategies to maximize gait, strength and activity tolerance in recovering acute care patients.

Quick Tips to Recognize Normal vs. Abnormal Gait Patterns

  • Identify where the “breakdowns” occur in normal gait patterns
  • What should gait look like? Video examples and demonstrations

Screening Tests & Solutions for Changes in Gait

  • Advanced visual assessment techniques
    • Gait speed & cadence changes
    • Double stance time
    • Walking posture
    • Joint motion
    • Muscle strength & muscle tone (Spasticity and Rigidity)
  • Video motion analysis and 3D kinematics
  • Dynamic surface electromyography
  • Dynamic fine wire electromyography

Strategies to Identify the Manifestations & Underlying Causes of Abnormal Gait Patterns

  • Pathological gait disorders
  • Orthopedic issues
  • Musculo-skeletal issues
  • Neurological issues
  • Pain issues
  • Fear of falling

Documentation, Goal Writing, Outcome Expectations and Discharge Planning

  • Long- & short-term goal writing tips
  • Intensity, frequency and duration of care documentation
  • Progress reports: how to get paid & avoid payment denials
  • Treatment encounter notes
  • Maintenance services: justification tips
  • Examples of documentation essentials


Parkinson’s Disease

  • The “Parkinson’s Shuffle”
  • Techniques that minimize “freezing”
  • Enriching exercise with simultaneous activities

Multiple Sclerosis

  • Techniques to address ataxia issues
  • Treatment strategies for relapses or flares
  • Benefits of aquatic therapy
  • Benefits of Tai Chi and Yoga for gait and balance


  • Strategies to reteach walking
  • Training for family and caregivers
  • Functional electrical stimulation (FES)
  • Techniques to address Trendelenburg gait
  • Exercises to strengthen muscles
  • Appropriate assistive devices

Hip & Knee Replacement Rehabilitation

  • Techniques to immediately address post-op gait
  • Interventions to regain range of motion post-op
  • Cautionary considerations: Trendelenburg gait

Leg-Length Discrepancies

  • When to correct, and when not
  • Testing considerations for muscle imbalance & functional limb-length issues

Indications and Biomechanics for the use of Orthotics

  • Weakness at specific joints
  • Correction for alignment issues
  • Orthotics for LE collapsing even without foot-drop
  • Utilizing combined orthotics in unique situations


Shelly Denes, PT, C/NDT, is an expert in fall prevention with more than 25 years of experience treating patients with hemiplegia, neuromuscular disorders, traumatic brain injury, and spinal cord injuries. She has a special interest in advanced technology for helping patients move safely, and she has been involved extensively with neuroprosthetic devices, lower extremity orthotics, and exoskeleton robotics.

Ms. Denes travels nationally to present seminars on fall prevention and geriatric rehabilitation, and she is known for her dynamic, hands-on teaching style. She has also shared her insights with practicing professionals at annual physical therapy association meetings and through adjunct university work Additionally, her expertise has been presented through expert witness work, both nationally and locally. Ms. Denes is a graduate of University of Michigan’s physical therapy program, and she earned her certification in Neurodevelopmental Treatment (NDT) from the Rehab Institute of Chicago.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Michel Janet (Shelly) Denes has an employment relationship with the Center for Spinal Cord Injury Recovery. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: Michel Janet (Shelly) Denes has no relevant nonfinancial relationship to disclose.
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Iowa Nurses: PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Iowa Board of Nursing. Provider #: 346. Nurses successfully completing these self-study materials will earn 7.2 self-study contact hours.

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