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Lisa Selby-Silverstein, PT, PhD, NCS

Lisa Selby-Silverstein Instructor Bio:
Dr. Selby-Silverstein is a Professor at Neumann University teaching in the Physical Therapy Program. She previously was on faculty at Thomas Jefferson University, where she also was Director of the Human Performance Laboratory. She has been a PT in rehabilitation settings, gait laboratories, developmental centers, early intervention, school-based, home care, and outpatient physical therapy settings. She received a Bachelor’s Degree in PT from Ithaca College, a Master’s Degree in Developmental Disabilities from NYU, and a PhD in Pediatric Physical Therapy from Hahnemann University, with research focused on foot and ankle biomechanics, during gait and the effect of foot orthoses (conducted in the Gait Study Center of the PA College of Podiatric Medicine). She is a former National Institutes on Disability Rehab Research Switzer Fellow. Her research related to feet, orthoses, biomechanics and gait has been funded, presented, and published. Most recently she has been active in APTA Evidence Based Practice Special interest group (Research Section), and the Foot and Ankle Special Interest group (Academy of Orthopedic Physical Therapy) serving as an author of the "Foot and Ankle Curricular Guidelines for Physical Therapist Professional Degree Programs." She will be re-certified as an ABPTS Board-Certified Neurological Clinical Specialist in 2019. She practices PT at Rainbow Rehab (Marlton & Mt Holly, NJ).

Lisa Selby-Silverstein's Continuing Education Courses

Scientific Basis for Orthosis Prescription to Improve Gait in Children

Scientific Basis for Orthosis Prescription to Improve Gait in Children

This course reviews specific gait biomechanics to empower physical therapists to identify key problems and develop an effective plan of care, which may include an orthosis prescription, to improve a child’s gait. It discusses how weight… Read Morearrow_right

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Overview of Orthoses and Alternatives to Improve Gait in Children

Overview of Orthoses and Alternatives to Improve Gait in Children

This course discusses types of orthoses, componentry and modifications that can be used to improve a child’s gait. Alternatives to custom orthoses will also be discussed. Methods of adapting insoles, using Aquaplast™ and plaster casting… Read Morearrow_right

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Pediatric Case Studies Part 1: Orthotic Decision-Making

Pediatric Case Studies Part 1: Orthotic Decision-Making

This course presents examination/evaluation of 3 children whose management included orthoses: a child with Sever’s Injury, a child with Spastic Diplegic Cerebral Palsy, and a child with Down syndrome. An examination of lower body alignment… Read Morearrow_right

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Pediatric Case Studies Part 2: Orthotic Interventions

Pediatric Case Studies Part 2: Orthotic Interventions

This course presents intervention for and management of three children who used various orthoses: a child with Sever’s Injury, a child with Spastic Diplegic Cerebral Palsy, and a child with Down Syndrome. Treatment options for a child… Read Morearrow_right

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