3599 University Blvd S.
Jacksonville, Florida, 32216
During this course individuals participating will review clinically relevant literature to identify various types of orthotics available for fabrication for individuals with spinal cord injury, post-CVA, post-ABI, and other neurological disorders. Information will cover basic principles of orthotic fabrication, and variability in properties of low-temperature thermoplastic materials, positioning principles, and case presentations for optimal outcomes. They will discuss clinical application, indications and contraindications, and fabrication of 4 different orthotics most relevant to this population. In addition, this course will review static and dynamic orthotics, custom and pre-fabricated orthotics, and alternative positioning options available to practitioners. This course will include lecture, lab, case presentations and discussion.
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.
Course Education Level: Introductory
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 Brooksihl.org. If you are unsure or have questions related to the intended audience, please email CEU@BrooksIHL.org and we will be happy to help clarify!