Gait and Microprocessor Knees Training (Knoxville)

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Lighthouse Knoxville

6800 Baum Dr.

Knoxville, TN 37919

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Gait and Microprocessor Knees Training

Presented in partnership with Ottobock by Choice Orthotics & Prosthetics



This seminar provides physical therapists and other healthcare workers with an overview of gait and the individual with lower extremity limb loss. A progression of therapeutic concepts is addressed that begins with pre-prosthetic therapy interventions and continues through teaching the individual to negotiate advanced obstacles. Tips for training a patient to optimize the functions of a microprocessor knee are demonstrated during the symposium. Lastly, a review of current research related to MPK technology efficacy is presented.


Learning Objectives:

At the end of the session participants will be able to:

  • Independently name two functional differences between mechanical knees and microprocessor knees.
  • Correctly list two performance-based outcome measures that can assist the therapist with assigning a patient’s Medicare K Level.
  • Correctly identify the three subjective criteria used by Medicare to determine a patient’s Medicare K Level.
  • Independently create a therapeutic exercise program to address impairments of an individual with transfemoral amputation, when provided with the results of a complete evaluation.
  • Independently provide analysis that differentiates between patient-based gait deviations and prosthetic gait deviations of an individual with a transfemoral amputation based on level-ground walking.


Presenter:

Chris Doerger, PT, CP

Chris is a certified prosthetist and physical therapist. She attended the University of Miami where she received her master’s degree in PT. Following a few years of clinical practice, she returned to school at Northwestern University where she completed her certificate in prosthetics. Chris is an ABC certified prosthetist and licensed in the state of Florida. Her areas of interest include biomechanics, gait training, and CAD CAM technology. In addition to her duties at Ottobock, she teaches in the physical therapy program at the University of Central Florida, serves as a track and field classifier for U.S. Paralympics, and volunteers with the ABC Prosthetics Exam Committee.


Credits:

  • 0.4 CEUs / 4 Contact Hours for PT(A)s approved by the Tennessee Physical Therapy Association (Approval# 2019-288)
  • 4 (s) ABC CEUs


Schedule:

8:30 P.M. - 9:00 A.M. Welcome and sign-in
9:00 - ~3:00 P.M. Gait and Microprocessor Knees Training


Lunch will be provided.



Questions:

If you have any questions, please contact the Ottobock Education Team at US.Education@ottobock.com or call 800-328-4058.

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Lighthouse Knoxville

6800 Baum Dr.

Knoxville, TN 37919

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