Who: Audience: Orthotists, Orthotic Assistants, Orthotic Technicians, Orthotic Fitters, Pedorthists, Pediatric Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants. Physical Therapists working in adult neurology or adult learning disability and other professionals working in pediatrics have also found the content relevant and valuable. From: Elaine Owen and RIC
When: Thursday, December 3-Saturday, December 5th 2015
Where: Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC) 345 E. Superior Street – 16th Floor Chicago, Illinois 60611
Why: (Course Objectives)
Describe kinematic analysis of the divisions of the gait cycle with equal emphasis on movements of the joints and movements of the segments relative to the vertical and horizontal,
Review kinetic analysis of the divisions of the gait cycle and the interaction of kinematics with kinetic,
Describe the kinematics and kinetics of standing and stepping,
Describe and Discuss the kinematics and kinetics of pathological gaits, gait deviations at segments and joints and categorization or pathological gaits by segment deviation,
Distinguish the assessments required to determine the optimum sagittal angle of the ankle in an AFO and demonstrate use of a clinical algorithm.
Distinguish and Discuss the biomechanics of a variety of AFO and footwear designs and the alignment, refinement and tuning of these designs to optimize gait.
Demonstrate use of a clinical algorithm for designing, aligning and tuning AFO Footwear Combinations to determine optimum prescription.
Demonstrate use of a clinical algorithm for determining whether a dorsi-flexion free AFO design is appropriate
Integrate tuning concepts with patient case examples.
Approved for 22 contact hours from Illinois PTA, also from ABC in O & P.
How: $725 (Whew, that’s steep for a class that doesn’t offer some kind of certification!)
Sounds interesting, but there’s no way I could afford that personally.