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Gait Development: An Interactive Approach – 05/15/2021

This intermediate level course will describe major central nervous system components and pathologic events in prenatal development, and identify the key aspects in gross motor development from birth to 18 months and its application to physical therapy interventions.

Course Date & Time

May 15, 2021
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Course Location

Virtual Class


Monica Rivera PT, MS, DPTSc

Sponsored by

Neurologic Physical Therapy Residency Program

Target Audience

Physical and Occupational Therapists working with infants and children.

Course Level



After completing this course, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the process of fetal and infant motor and sensory brain development.
  • Compare and contrast gait developmental theories and central pattern generation.
  • Discuss the interaction between brain regions and infant motor development.
  • Apply the concepts of biomechanics, physiologic changes, sensory integration and force production in infant gait performance.
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