This 4-day, in depth course, Prosthetics-Orthotics for Physicians and Therapists (2020), 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 digital manual that will be available for download.
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
Registration Fee: $1,000.00
Dates: Monday, March 23 through Thursday, March 26, 2020
Class Times: Monday through Wednesday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM; Thursday is a half day.
Register: Application Form 2020
Physicians and Therapists Develop New Knowledge
In 2019, the Prosthetics-Orthotics for Physicians and Therapists was fully subscribed. The course attracted 32 physicians and therapists from across the USA, Canada, Taiwan, and the Philippines.
Michael Cavanaugh, CPO, presents a Case Study.
Robert Lipschutz, CP, presents Upper Limb Prosthetic Management.
Kristin Carnahan, CPO, MSPO, presents Transtibial Prosthetics.
Martin Buckner, CPO, presents Partial Foot Prostheses.
Michael Cavanaugh, CPO, presents Lower Limb Orthotics.