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Myoelectric Occupational Therapy Training | Burlington, Ontario

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Ottobock Canada

5470 Harvester Road

Burlington, Ontario L7L 5N5

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Myoelectric Occupational Therapy Training

Ottobock Canada is pleased to invite you to this half day course designed for Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, and other rehabilitative healthcare professionals to gain an understanding of basic upper extremity amputation rehabilitation. Upper limb amputations make up approximately 10% of all amputations. Due to this small, specific population, rehabilitation can be challenging for professionals who may not have frequent exposure.

Common levels of upper limb amputation and clinical assessment will be covered, along with prosthetic options for each level. Body-powered and myoelectric options, along with functional advantages and disadvantages of each, will be addressed. Structured therapy protocols for acute, pre and post-prosthetic delivery will be explained, and demonstrated if possible (when patient model available). A range of prosthetic hand options from basic to advanced will be distinguished in functions and user training. Differentiation of the therapist and prosthetist roles will be discussed to assure team members know and understand their roles in the rehabilitation process.

Learning Objectives:

Upon course completion, participants will demonstrate ability to:

  1. Discuss upper extremity deficiency levels and available prosthetic options
  2. Advise pre and post prosthetic therapy protocols for UE amputation
  3. Utilize Computer Aided Evaluation Tools
  4. Differentiate the roles of the therapist and prosthetist in working with UE amputation
  5. Complete hands-on lab work with componentry and patient demo (if available)

Agenda:

1. Overview of Upper Extremity Prosthetics

  • Amputation Levels
  • Clinical Assessment
  • Prosthetic Options
  • Capabilities of a Prosthesis
  • Acute & Pre-Prosthetic Evaluation and Therapy Protocols: Wrapping, Desensitization, ROM, Strength, Hygiene, Patient Goals/Expectations and Independence

2. Introduction to Myoelectrics: EMG Theory

3. Overview of Myoelectrics

  • Clinical Application
  • Control Options
  • Orientation to Ottobock basic myoelectric componentry

4. Practice Lab using PAULA/MyoBoy (activities with goals during lab)
5. Fabrication of the prosthesis by the prosthetist / Working with the prosthetist
6. Post-Delivery Therapy Protocol

  • Donning/Doffing
  • Controls Training
  • Repetitive Grasp/Release Drills
  • Functional Activities
  • Acceptance of the Prosthesis
  • Use of Myoboy for training

7. Closing Discussions / Q&A

Register today! Space is limited!

Snacks, refreshments and lunch will be provided.

About the Speaker:

Erica Swanson, CP, MOT, OTR/L

Erica Swanson has been certified in prosthetics by the American Board for Certification (ABC) since 2007 after receiving her certification in prosthetics from California State University in 2005. Erica also received a Master’s degree in occupational therapy from the University of North Dakota in 2004. Erica joined Ottobock in 2011 and is now working as a Clinical Specialist for both upper and lower extremity prosthetics. She travels the nation fitting patients with advanced prosthetic technology and teaches certification courses to train prosthetists and therapists to fit this high-tech componentry.


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