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:
- Conceptual information about the dilatancy principle
- Detailed information for the assembly and use of this system
- Helpful tips for successful outcomes
- Developer-guided opportunity to practice using the system
Location: Northwestern University Prosthetics-Orthotics Center
Date: 2015 date(s) TBA
ABC Continuing Education Credits: 2.75 credits
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.
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, presents an overview of the Foot Orthosis System and helps train participants.
Trainees practice the dilatancy Foot Orthosis System.