Free Webinar: The Use of Hydrotherapy for Gait Re-Education
Following an injury, surgery or accident, re-establishing proper gait is extremely important for a successful recovery.
Join us on November 18 from 11:00am to 12:00pm EST for the free webinar, “The Use of Hydrotherapy for Gait Re-Education.” Kerry Glendon, MSc BSc(Hons), mCSP, mMACP, mACPSEM, mAACP, Clinical Specialist, Perform at St. George’s Park, will cover how to identify dysfunction of walking and running gait on land as well as protocols for gait training in the pool.
Hydrotherapy can reduce weight-bearing to 10%, allowing re-education of gait to begin very early in a patient’s recovery. Patients are often discharged from the hospital partially weight-bearing or even still completely non weight-bearing. Therefore, they often adapt altered movement patterns when mobilizing that can be difficult to correct once they are full weight-bearing.
Additional features can provide advanced therapeutic options for instance, the underwater cameras in the HydroWorx aquatic therapy pool provide immediate feedback to the patient, allowing them to instantly alter their gait. This presentation will detail exercises in the pool and the additional features of the product that may help to improve the altered movement patterns and outcomes gained using aquatics with patients at Perform, St. George’s Park.
About the presenter:
Kerry Glendon graduated from Keele University in 2007 with a BSc Physiotherapy degree. She has since completed her Masters in Manual Therapy at the University of Nottingham and gained membership of the Musculoskeletal Association of Charted Physiotherapists (MACP). Kerry completed her Acupuncture foundation course in 2008 and has since used acupuncture in her practice. Kerry also works with the FA Ladies National Football squads during training, matches and international competitions across all age groups.
Kerry has a wealth of experience having worked for a rugby team and in a National Health Service setting for the past six years, gaining experience and expertise in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy. She has a clinical interest in shoulder and spinal conditions which she has focused on during her Master’s dissertation.