This 4-day, in depth course, Prosthetics-Orthotics for Physicians and Therapists (2018), covers the basic skills and knowledge required to manage spinal, upper limb and lower limb disabilities of adults and juveniles who require P&O care during stages of their recovery. Taught by surgeons, physicians, prosthetists, orthotists, and therapists, instructional content includes multi-media presentations, case studies, and demonstrations of P&O devices with live, on-site models. Interactive discussions of P&O knowledge augment understanding and application of the principles of P&O management for spinal, upper limb and lower limb conditions. The course includes an extensive manual.
Lectures, demonstrations, and live case discussions emphasize:
- Pre-prosthetic & post-amputation care
- Normal human locomotion & biomechanics
- Upper limb prosthetic management
- Partial foot prosthetic management
- Transtibial & transfemoral prosthetic management
- Prosthetic management of hip disarticulation & hemipelvectomy
- Othotic management of the foot & ankle
- Ankle-Foot (AFO) & Knee-Ankle-Foot (KAFO) Orthoses
- Orthotic management of spinal pathologies, including scoliosis management
Dates: March 27th - 30th, 2018
Class Times: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Register: Application Form 2018
Physicians and Therapists Develop New Knowledge
In 2016, Prosthetics-Orthotics for Physicians and Therapists (formerly, Orthotics-Prosthetics 725) was fully subscribed. The course attracted physicians and therapists from across the USA and Canada.
Stefania Fatone, PhD, BPO(Hons), presented Normal Human Locomotion.
Chris Robinson, CPO, MBA, MS, ATC, FAAOP(D), presented Principles of the Partial Foot and Symes Prostheses.
John Brinkmann, MA, CPO, FAAOP(D), conducted a transtibial case presentation.
David Speers, CPO, presented Orthotics Management of Spine Deformity.