Course Description:
This course will provide OT’s and OTA’s with clinically relevant literature identifying various types of available orthotics indicated for use with individuals with Neurologic Conditions. Relevant client populations will include individuals post SCI, CVA, ABI, and those with upper extremity tone or weakness post neurologic injury. The course will cover basic principles of orthotic fabrication, properties of low-temperature thermoplastic materials, positioning principles, and case presentations for optimal outcomes. Through a mix of classroom and lab formats, course participants will discuss clinical application, indications and contraindications, and fabrication of four different upper extremity orthotics. In addition, this course will review static and dynamic orthotics, custom and pre-fabricated orthotics, and alternative positioning options available to practitioners. Overall, participants will review a step-wise decision-making approach for appropriate orthotics and the clinical skills to implement their use in a variety of settings.

Course Objectives:
At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:
– Identify various types of orthotics appropriate for individuals with a neurological condition.
– Identify principles of various types of low-temperature thermoplastic materials for the fabrication of custom orthotic types.
– Describe the basic principles of orthotic fabrication and positioning including biomechanical considerations.
– Communicate information effectively to care team members, clients, and families regarding application, positioning, dosing for upper extremity orthotics.
– Fabricate four different orthoses with clinical relevance to the neurological population.
– Integrate clinical research for appropriate selection of orthotic types and verbalize indications and contraindications for their use.
– Demonstrate understanding of prefabricated and other positioning systems to enhance patient function and participation in valued occupations.

Contact Hours:
This course has been approved for 13 contact hours by the following boards:
– Florida Board of Occupational Therapy

Continuing Education credit for each participant who meets the satisfactory course completion requirements (licensed in FL) will be automatically uploaded to CE Broker, which means the Florida Boards will have record of your attendance, even if you do not have your own personal CE Broker account. Course certificates will be provided at the completion of the course for those that meet the course completion requirements. Certificates will be mailed for courses that include a post-course test.

Intended Audience:
The information presented in this course are clinically relevant for Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapy Assistants clinicians.

Disclaimer: Registrations from individuals with clinical designations not listed in the intended audience for this course may be subject to removal from the course roster without a full refund. See Brooks IHL Course Policies and Procedures for details at If you are unsure or have questions related to the intended audience, please email and we will be happy to help clarify!

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Satisfactory Course Completion:
Full course attendance (including signing the attendance sheet each day), performance demonstrations and question and answer session.

Course Evaluation/Survey:
Within 48 hours of course completion, you will receive a post course survey. The IHL values your feedback and we thank you in advance for taking the survey.