Ryan Patterson, MOT, OTR/L, BCPR

  • Ryan Patterson has the following relevant financial relationships to disclose: Brooks Rehabilitation; Honorarium and does not have any non-financial relationships to disclose.

Course Address:
3599 University Blvd S.
Jacksonville, Florida, 32216

Course Description:
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.

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.

Course Education Level: Introductory

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!

CEU Approval:
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.

If you are a Brooks Clinician and want to pay by cost center, please fill out this registration form and return the check and form to the Brooks IHL.

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.

Time Agenda:

  • 8:00 – 10:00        Principles of Orthotic Fabrication
  • 10:15-11:00          Principles of Low Temperature Thermoplastic Materials
  • 11:00-12:00         Overview of Neurological Conditions and Potential Uses of Orthotic Devices
  • 1:00-3:30             Lab
  • 3:40-5:00            Research related functional outcomes and orthotics in the Neurological Population


  • 8:00-8:30           Discussion of day 1 concepts
  • 8:30-10:30         Lab
  • 10:40-11:15         Alternative Splint Types and Other Custom Orthoses
  • 11:15-12:00         Literature Review and Q & A