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Orthotic Continuing Education

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Kaiser Rehab Service Gym (3rd Floor)

7300 N Fresno Street

Fresno, CA 93720

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Orthotic Continuing Education

This presentation provides an introduction to lower extremity orthotic treatment programs. AFOs have evolved from a two-dimensional linear approach to a three-dimensional volumetric approach with the use of thermoplastics. This presentation provides a variety of topics for discussion; all of which will lead the participants through the entire orthotic treatment program. The goal is to promote a multi-disciplinary approach to patients in need of lower limb orthotic rehabilitation programs.

Program Sessions

Check-In: 12:15pm Programming: 12:30pm-1:30pm

  • Ankle Foot Orthoses, Patient Evaluation and Design Criteria
  • Questions and Answers

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this program, the participant will be able to:

  • describe the aspects of the patient evaluation process that are essential for designing an appropriate orthosis to meet the patient's structural and functional needs
  • compare and contrast the indications and contraindications for prefabricated, custom-fit and custom designed AFOs
  • identify aspects of foot, ankle and knee alignment/functions that are necessary in the development of a specific prescription recommendation for an AFO
  • identify various components and materials used in the fabrication of AFOs
  • compare and contrast the clinical indications for various AFO designs
  • explain the process of proper AFO fitting and regular follow-up for maintenance of proper device functioning
  • identify important therapy training concepts that are necessary to achieve long-term goals and positive outcomes for an individual utilizing an AFO

Instructor

Joe Calcagno, MS, CPO

Continuing Education Requirements and Credits

All attendees are required to attend the entire session, sign in at the beginning at the end of the course. Throughout the presentation learning outcomes will be assessed through instructor interaction and attendee’s participation and verbal responses to Q & A unless a written assessment is required by an applicable approving State Board or Organization. One contact hour available for PT/PTA, OT/OTA, RN, CM. For more information on Hanger Clinic's accreditation status, please visit us at www.HangerClinic.com/ContinuingEducation.

Special Requests

Hanger Clinic strives to make our learning environments fully accessible and want to provide our guests with an opportunity to identify special needs in advance of the course.

Questions?

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Joe Calcagno.

jocalcagno@Hanger.com

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