This 4-day, in depth course, Prosthetics-Orthotics for Physicians and Therapists (2019), 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
Class Times: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Register: Application Form 2020 (TBD)
Physicians and Therapists Develop New Knowledge
In 2018, the Prosthetics-Orthotics for Physicians and Therapists was fully subscribed. The course attracted 52 physicians and therapists from across the USA, Canada, Australia and Ecuador.
Christian Ertl, MD, presented Principles of Amputation Surgery.
Chris Robinson, CPO, MBA, MS, ATC, FAAOP(D), and Yeongchi Wu, MD, presented a Transfemoral Case.
Robert Lipschutz, CP, presented Normal Human Locomotion.
Bryan Malas, CO, presented Lower Limb Orthotics Systems, Biomechanics and Recommendations: AFO.