This seminar will provide physical therapists, physicians and other healthcare workers an overview of the functions and benefits of prosthetic knees and Stance Control KAFOs. The course includes lecture and patient case study/demonstration. BBQ Lunch and wine tasting will be served after the course. CEUS Awarded 4.
Course Objectives (Prosthetics)
- Describe the key phases of the gait cycle as it relates to prosthetic gait
- Identify common prosthetic knee components and their features
- Evaluate the patient and grade their mobility (K0-4) to sync with specific components
- Demonstrate basic gait training techniques
- Facilitate successful patient outcomes
- Assess a patient before and after prosthetic rehabilitation
- Understand the functional levels and component selection
Course Objectives (Orthotics)
- Different types of stance control orthoses (SCOs).
- The appropriate clinical presentation for SCOs.
- Technical considerations for each SCO type.
- The decision making process for choosing SCO over conventional technology.
- Advantages and limitations to each SCO device.
WHEN: Saturday, October 8, 2016 from 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM (PDT)