Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Northwestern University Prosthetics-Orthotics Center

Dilatancy-Based Foot Orthotic Impression and Fabrication System (3-hour Course): Orthotists, Prosthetists, Pedorthists, Assistants and Technicians

Course Program: Dilatancy-Based Foot Orthosis Impression and Fabrication System

This 3-hour continuing education course teaches a new impression and fabrication technique using the dilatancy principle that has been developed for management of pathologies distal to the ankle. This system is quick and easy to use, creates minimal waste, is cost effective, and has received positive feedback from research participants during the development phase. This course is taught by the developers and is designed for orthotists, prosthetists, pedorthists, assistants, and technicians. The class is capped at 10 participants to ensure that attendees will obtain maximum benefit.

This class consists of lectures, hand-outs, demonstrations and discussions that provide:

Location: Northwestern University Prosthetics-Orthotics Center

Date: 2015 date(s) TBA

Tuition: $50.00

ABC Continuing Education Credits: 2.75 credits

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Dilatancy-Based Orthosis Impression & Fabrication System

CPOs, educators, and pediatric hospitals are interested in developing the Dilatancy-Based Orthosis Impression & Fabrication System. Internationally, veterinary scientists, anatomists, museum curators, and others recognize dilatancy fabrication as a promising translational technology. Learn more about this wasteless, efficient technology, Development of a Low-Cost Dilatancy-Based System for Orthotic Fabrication.

Yeongchi Wu, MD, demonstrates and discusses the dilatancy principle.
The Dilatancy Research Project Team, Yeongchi Wu, MD, Larissa Conner, CO, and Chris Robinson, CPO, demonstrate the Foot Orthosis System and work individually with participants.

Larissa Conner, CO, works individually with participants.
Larissa Conner, CO, presents an overview of the Foot Orthosis System and helps train participants.

Brodie Rice and Dan Hallisy practice dilatancy technology.
Trainees practice the dilatancy Foot Orthosis System.