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When: Live Virtual Learning: Second Thursday of Every Month
7:00 - 8:30 PM
Where: ZOOM Meeting Platform
United States
Presenter: Lois Deming Hedman PT, DScPT, MS
Contact: Sharon Meyerhoff, Member Services Manager

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Interested in research? The IPTA’s Research Awareness & Support task force are now offering FREE monthly Live virtual learning webinars that helps our members stay informed about ongoing research efforts, and insight and knowledge on current research and researchers. Plus  - participants can earn continuing education credits (CE).


"Requirements of Locomotion: Clinical Applicability"

Earn 1 FREE hour of CE!

Join us for this month's Spotlight on Research Virtual Learning course as Lois Deming Hedman PT, DScPT, MS presents her research on "Requirements of Locomotion: Clinical Applicability."


Walking dysfunction is arguably the most prevalent issue that physical therapists (PTs) address. and observational gait analysis is commonly used to analyze walking. A focus on gait kinematics enables the identification of gait deviations, but it does not help with understanding the problems underlying those deviations particularly in persons with supraspinal dysfunction. It also does not help explain why individuals with typical kinematics can experience significant problems walking safely or successfully in certain contexts. In contrast with gait, locomotion is a broader and more meaningful construct on which to base clinical decision-making about walking dysfunction. The purpose of this webinar is to present a set of requirements of locomotion that were partially validated in a recent Delphi survey and discuss their value in guiding examination and intervention and classifying locomotor dysfunction.  


Upon completion of this virtual learning webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the need for a framework to analyze walking that considers factors beyond kinematics.
  • Identify the requirements of locomotion.
  • Discuss the value of locomotor requirements in guiding examination and intervention.
  • Discuss the potential value of locomotor requirements to classify patients for movement system diagnoses.    


Dr. Lois Deming Hedman PT, DScPT, MS is an Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy and Human Movement Sciences (DPTHMS) at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She has been at DPTHMS for over 30 years where she contributed to the development of the Motor Control Framework (MCF) that is used as the basis for clinical reasoning and decision-making in DPTHMS’s DPT curriculum. In addition, Dr. Hedman directs the neuroscience and clinical neurologic curriculum. In 2014 she published the results of a Delphi survey that sought to reach consensus on requirements of locomotion, which is the subject of this webinar.



You are encouraged to send questions and comments prior to the event using the IPTA Research Question Box and the IPTA Research Forum. Please note that you must be logged into the site as an IPTA member to submit your questions.

Upon completion of the webinar, attendees will also be eligible to earn up to 1 FREE CE by filling out a short evaluation form. You MUST RSVP, prior to the date of webinar, in order to receive the email that is sent out the morning of the webinar with the evaluation link.



Webinar Instructions: 

Topic: Spotlight on Research: Requirements of Locomotion
Time: Jun 14, 2018 7:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

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The IPTA will only award nonmembers CE certificates for participation during their first TWO free CE events (#THIRDTHURSDAY or Spotlight on Research).



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