I am very pleased to introduce the seventh article, “Understanding the Impact of Gait Analysis,” in our CE series. This series, brought to you by HMP Communications, consists of regular CE activities that qualify for one continuing education contact hour (.1 CEU). Readers will not be required to pay a processing fee for this course.
As David Levine, DPM, CPed, points out in his article, the short walk in the hallway of an office may not be enough to provide a true gait assessment of patients who have more “involved biomechanical situations.”
Offering several clinical examples, Dr. Levine explains the benefits of multiple camera views and pressure mapping, and how combining these diagnostic tools can reinvent the way you look at gait analysis.
At the end of this article, you’ll find a 10-question exam. Please mark your responses on the postage-paid postcard and return it to HMP Communications. This course will be posted on Podiatry Today’s Web site (www.podiatrytoday.com) roughly one month after the publication date. I hope this CE series contributes to your clinical skills.
Jeff A. Hall
INSTRUCTIONS: Physicians may receive one continuing education contact hour (.1 CEU) by reading the article on pg. 63 and successfully answering the questions on pg. 68. Use the postage-paid card provided to submit your answers or log on to www.podiatrytoday.com and respond electronically.
ACCREDITATION: HMP Communications, LLC is approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education as a sponsor of continuing education in podiatric medicine.
DESIGNATION: This activity is approved for 1 continuing education contact hour or .1 CEU.
DISCLOSURE POLICY: All faculty participating in Continuing Education programs sponsored by HMP Communications, LLC are expected to disclose to the audience any real or apparent conflicts of interest related to the content of their presentation.
DISCLOSURE STATEMENTS: Dr. Levine has disclosed that he has no significant financial relationship with any organization that could be perceived as a real or apparent conflict of interest in the context of the subject of his presentation.
GRADING: Answers to the CE exam will be graded by HMP Communications, LLC. Within 60 days, you will be advised that you have passed or failed the exam. A score of 70 percent or above will comprise a passing grade. A certificate will be awarded to participants who successfully complete the exam.
TARGET AUDIENCE: Podiatrists.
RELEASE DATE: April 2003.
EXPIRATION DATE: April 30, 2004.
LEARNING OBJECTIVES: At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:
• discuss how gait analysis can aid in improving the diagnosis of certain conditions;
• assess multiple camera views of a patient’s gait;
• describe the diagnostic benefits of pressure mapping; and
• discuss how the combination of pressure mapping and video gait analysis can affect treatment decisions.
Sponsored by HMP Communications, LLC.