Dr. Krista Eskay is a paediatric physical therapist and researcher
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A limping gait is not typical in children. Trauma is the most common cause of limping in children. While conditions that cause limping in children are often self-limiting, a limping gait can be a sign of certain life-threatening medical conditions. Therefore, it is crucial that rehabilitation professionals can differentiate between different causes of limping in children and know when to refer to medical colleagues.
This course overviews the clinical presentation of various causes of paediatric limping. It also explores assessment strategies for the differential diagnosis of limping in children, highlights when to refer for a medical review and provides an overview of management options.
This course aims to introduce rehabilitation professionals to causes of limping in children, their clinical presentation and management.
This course is made up of videos, reading, forum posts and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:
- Reading activity
This course is aimed at Physiotherapy and Physical Therapy clinicians, students and assistants. Other interested professionals such as athletic trainers, occupational therapists, nurses or medical doctors interested in this subject are also invited to participate.