SureStep Announces Continuing Education Courses for Pediatric Orthotists and Physical Therapists

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SureStep, LLC, today announced the company’s upcoming schedule for continuing education courses specifically designed for certified orthotists (CO) and physical therapists that specialize in pediatrics. “Stability in Motion – Functional Solutions for the Hypnotic Gait” will be hosted in New Mexico, New Jersey, Massachusetts and Rhode Island this November.

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SureStep, LLC, a leading designer and distributor of orthotic devices for children, will host continuing education classes for pediatric orthotists and physical therapists in New Mexico, New Jersey, Massachusetts and Rhode Island in November 2014.

The upcoming continuing education course, “Stability in Motion – Functional Solutions for the Hypnotic Gait,” will be presented by Bernie Veldman, CO and founder of SureStep and Anne Pare’, CO and SureStep Educational Consultant. The course will focus on:

  •     Mechanics of hypotonia and the effects on daily function
  •     Assessing and applying function principles
  •     Dynamic principles of orthotic management of hypnotic gait
  •     Differences between the SureStep and more traditional forms of bracing

After completing this program, participants will be able to better understand the biomechanical components of pronation, identify hyperpronation and assess the effects of pronation in children with hypotonia, and make appropriate recommendations for dynamic orthotic management of the foot and ankle complex.

The course is approved by the American Board of Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics (ABC) and the Board of Certification (BOC) for 5.0 continuing education units. Locally, the course is approved for 4.5 credit hours by: the American Physical Therapy Association of Massachusetts (APTAMA), the American Physical Therapy Association Rhode Island Chapter (RIAPTA), the New Jersey State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners, Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association (PPTA), The New Mexico Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association (NMAPTA) and Texas Physical Therapy Association (TPTA).

“Stability in Motion – Functional Solutions for the Hypnotic Gait,” a 4.5 hour-long program, will be held free of charge for qualifying professionals, with dinner provided. SureStep requests that all registrants have a patient base consisting of more than 25% pediatric patients who would benefit from orthotic intervention. Courses typically begin at 4 p.m. All times are stated on the online registration form at http://www.surestep.net

Registration is currently open for the following dates and locations:

Monday – November 3, 2014                                        
Albuquerque Marriott
2101 Louisiana Blvd. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110
(505) 837-6634

Tuesday – November 4, 2014
Hilton Garden Inn Las Cruces
2550 Don Roser Drive
Las Cruces, NM 88011
(575) 522-0900

Thursday – November 6, 2014                                        
Courtyard Glassboro-Rowan University
325 Rowan Blvd
Glassboro, NJ 08028
(856) 881-0048

Tuesday – November 11, 2014                                        
Boston Marriott Newton
2345 Commonwealth Avenue
Newton, MA 02466
(617) 630-3505

Wednesday – November 12, 2014
Boston Marriott Peabody
8A Continental Drive
Peabody, MA 01960
(978) 997-9700

Thursday – November 13, 2014
Courtyard Providence Downtown
32 Exchange Terrance at Memorial Blvd
Providence, RI 02903
(401) 272-1191

In New Mexico, Massachusetts and Rhode Island, SureStep will host an orthotist-only presentation entitled “The Path to Building a Successful Pediatric Practice,” at 3 p.m., one hour before other physical therapists are scheduled arrive. This is a great way for certified orthotists to learn about profit-building strategies for their company.

For more information on SureStep continuing education courses for clinicians and therapists specializing in pediatrics, or to register for a course, please visit http://www.surestep.net/registration.php.

About SureStep:
SureStep, LLC, based in South Bend, Indiana, designs, produces and distributes a number of orthotic devices, particularly for children with low muscle tone. Frustrated by the functional limitations created by traditional rigid bracing made of hard plastics, in 2000, founder Bernie Veldman, CO, created a lighter and more flexible device that would allow and even encourage normal development of a child’s gait without decreasing function. The result was the creation of a revolutionary dynamic stabilizing system named SureStep. SureStep is the most effective means of providing stability to children who pronate when standing and walking. This patented, dynamic system allows children to gain stability, while still allowing natural movement and function. SureStep creates and distributes additional products addressing a wide range of pediatric orthotic issues for children of all ages. To learn more about SureStep, please visit http://www.surestep.net.

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