Utilizing Orthoses to Optimize Patient Outcomes (Longmont, CO)

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Oskar Blues Brewery - The Oak Room

1800 Pike Road

Longmont, CO 80501

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Utilizing Orthoses to Optimize Patient Outcomes

Co-hosted in partnership with Ottobock by: Hanger Clinic


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We have come a long way from locked knee KAFOs and stiff AFOs. The awareness and utilization of this technology will maximize patient outcomes. This seminar will cover orthotic bracing including AFOs, KAFOs, SCOs, and SSCOs. In addition, we will also discuss a microprocessor KAFO designed to provide a new level of safety and a more natural gait. The course will provide understanding of the requirements for activation for all Stance Control and Swing and Stance Control orthoses as well as how to optimize patient strengths to achieve these requirements. The participants will gain understanding of what happens during gait cycle in relation to the orthoses, and how patients can activate the system they are wearing. The course will provide therapy suggestions for providing increased safety, stability, and activation of the systems according to patient needs and system requirements.


Learning Objectives:

At the end of the course, the participants will be able to:

  • Determine patient candidates for Stance Control as well as Swing and Stance Control patients.
  • List three types of Stance Control activation and understand what each type requires for occurrence.
  • Differentiate between the gait phases and how the microprocessor KAFO is working respectively
  • Design an individualized gait training based on physical findings of the user and the technical possibilities the microprocessor KAFO offers
  • Teach the patient how to walk with the microprocessor KAFO and operate it in different activities (motoric control)
  • Describe the likelihood of outcomes for the patient


Presenter:

Ted Friedmann, CO

Ted received his advanced specialty diploma in Orthotics from Century Community College in White bear lake Minnesota and his Bachelors in Manufacturing Technology from the University of Northern Iowa. Ted has been a certified clinical orthotist since 2005. He practiced for 8 years at Chladek O and P and 3 years at Hanger clinic in Des Moines, Iowa. He now is traveling the country supporting our customers for all their orthotic needs.


Target Audience:

  • Orthotists, orthotic assistants and technicians
  • Physical therapists and assistants


Credits:

  • 4 (s) ABC CEUs (NOTE: Category I ABC CEUs will be awarded to Certified Orthotists, Orthotic Assistants, and Orthotic Technicians. Category II ABC CEUs will be awarded to those with all other certifications.)
  • 4 PT CE Credits for PT(A)s


Additional Details:

Happy Hour will be from 5:00 - 5:30 PM.

Dinner will be provided.


Location:

The Oak Room at Oskar Blues Brewery


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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Oskar Blues Brewery - The Oak Room

1800 Pike Road

Longmont, CO 80501

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