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Gait and Microprocessor Knees Training (Rochester)
Wed, March 29, 2017, 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
Gait and Microprocessor Knees Training
Hosted By: New England Orthotic and Prosthetic Systems (NEOPS)
This seminar will provide physical therapists, physicians and other healthcare workers an overview of the functions and benefits of prosthetic knees and specifically the C-leg, Kenevo, Genium and X3. The course includes lecture and patient case study / demonstration. A review of the gait cycle and how individuals with amputations compensate in their walking will be covered. Gait training, balance and weight shifting exercises will be included. Tips for training a patient to utilize the functions of a microprocessor knee will be demonstrated.
At the end of the session participants will be able to:
- describe the key phases of the gait cycle as it relates to prosthetic gait
- identify common prosthetic knee components and their features
- demonstrate basic gait training techniques
- facilitate successful patient outcomes when using the C-leg, Genium and X3.
Presenter: Cale Konetchy, CP
Cale Konetchy is an ABC certified prosthetist who graduated magna cum laude from the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire with a B.S. in Biology in 1998. He earned his prosthetics certificate from Century College in White Bear Lake, MN in May of 2002. After graduation, Cale spent seven years working in direct patient care to include managing a private orthotic and prosthetic clinic in Woodbury, MN. Cale has been working for Ottobock since 2008 teaching courses on lower extremity prosthetics in hospitals, clinics, and universities throughout the United States.
- PT Credits: 4.8 New York PT Credits & 4 New Jersey PT Credits
- O&P Credits: 4 (s) ABC CEUs
(*Please remember to sign-in and provide your PT License or ABC Certification number in order to receive credit.)
Dinner will be provided.
For more information, please contact Thomas Iacobelli at email@example.com or 512 808 3962.
For registration questions, you can also contact the Ottobock Education Team at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 800 328 4058 and ask to speak with an Education Coordinator.