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As physical, occupational and speech therapists working with children with complex needs (and too often) exhausted families and disconnected teams that don't always see eye-to-eye, we recognised the need for clinical discussions that go beyond what we can gather from textbook and published guidelines.

Liesa Ritchie-Persaud's Top Tips and Tools for Treating Toe-Walking

News: 1 March 2018

A special request from Liesa


Liesa is a pediatric physical therapist who is leading the field in treating idiopathic toe-walking. In this interview, Liesa gives us some amusingly honest insights into how she developed her skills and knowledge as well as where you can go to develop or progress your own clinical expertise in this area. Jam packed with advice and actionable tips for treating and assessing toe-walking, Liesa explains how she applies her learning's from autism to cerebral palsy.

How do you approach other professionals who might need a bit of up-skilling? What's the optimal dosing, timing and progression of treatment? Liesa covers this and much more in the interview.

Resources mentioned in the podcast are all listed below, as well as some handy time markers so you can jump straight to a topic of interest if you are short on time.




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 1. Current and early experiences and influences (0.53)

2. Evidence Based vs Research Based practice (10.18)

3. Current Clinical Research in Toe-walking (10.57)

4. Mistakes therapists make about toe-walking (13.11)

5. Developing clinical skills after Liesa's course (15.25)

6. Teaching & courses (17.20)

6. Liesa's favorite resources for learning (20.18)

7. Developing your clinical skills - where to start and progress (22.23)

8. Side Passions (24.07)

9. Organizing courses (25.30)

10. Clinical Q&A

  • Autism and taping techniques (26.48)

  • Progression of wedge use (28.02)

  • Assessing Progression (29.07)

  • Apps to use (30.00)

  • Training a therapy dog - or not! (31.49)

  • ASD and ITW treatment efficacy (35.57)

  • Treatment Frequency and Dosing (38.47)

  • Cerebral Palsy and Treatment Approaches for ITW (41.33)

11. Things you need to know (44.49)

12. Working with other professionals (47.42)

13. The Bullet Point List for Orthopaedic Surgeons

14. Links to Liesa's resources and courses (52.34)


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