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Introduction to Locomotor Training

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The Introduction to Locomotor Training course is designed to provide participants including physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, researchers, and others with current evidence-based information on locomotor training.

Susan Harkema, Ph.D. will discuss the basic science evidence for locomotor training and translation to a therapeutic intervention for recovery after neurologic injury. Andrea Behrman, PT, PhD will further discuss the principles of locomotor training, compare and contrast with usual care, and application to clinical practice. Mary Schmidt Read, PT, DPT, MS will address the implementation of a locomotor training program into the clinic from a management perspective.

This introductory online course provides the necessary background for understanding and applying the principles of locomotor training, development of hands-on skills, and clinical decision-making for effective Locomotor Training delivery and progression of patients in the clinic. However, it should not be considered a substitute for the 2.5-day onsite hands-on course. The book Locomotor Training: Principles and Practice must be purchased at to complete the homework and quiz.