Join Frank Long, editorial director of Rehab Management and Physical Therapy Products as he speaks with
Doreen M. Stiskal, PT, PhD, Fellow, APTA Educational Leadership Institute, Chair, Department of Physical Therapy, School of Health and Medical Sciences, Seton Hall University.
Would your treatment decisions improve if you could compare subjective findings with objective gait parameters?
Listen to this podcast and find out how gait analysis can establish baseline function and document gait patterns pre- and post-intervention that offer a clear picture of patient progress and treatment effectiveness. You’ll also get valuable perspective about using gait analysis data to help justify decisions for devices or services you provide.
Doreen M. Stiskal details how this portable gait analysis system became a key tool used at Seton Hall to measure differences in walking strategies for people of all ages and health conditions. Hear how it was used to train students to effectively evaluate walking patterns as well as create targeted interventions aimed at improving walking function.
Doreen M. Stiskal, PT, PhD, holds a bachelor of science in physical therapy from Sargent College of Boston University, a master of science in musculoskeletal physical therapy with a minor in education from Long Island University, and a PhD in health sciences with a specialization in movement science from Seton Hall University. She has also completed the APTA Educational Leadership Fellowship. Stiskal has been teaching courses that address kinesiology and gait for more than 30 years. Her research examines changes in gait relating that occur with aging, functional tasks, and interventions. Presently, she is the chairperson of the Department of Physical Therapy, Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ. Also, Stiskal serves on the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education.