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This course utilizes content from the textbook “Orthotics and Prosthetics in Rehabilitation, 3rd Edition” by Authors: Michelle M. Lusardi, PT, DPT, PhD & Milagros "Millee" Jorge, PT, MA, EdD & Caroline Nielsen, BA, MA, PhD ©2013, published by Elsevier.

Instructional Level: Beginner to Intermediate
 
This course offers the most comprehensive text available on the topic of Orthotics and Prosthetics in Rehabilitation, making it your one stop resource for clinically relevant rehabilitation information.  Evidence-based coverage offers essential guidelines on orthotic/prosthetic prescription, pre- and post-intervention gait assessment and outcome measurement, and working with special populations.  Providing a strong foundation in and appreciation for the field of orthotics and prosthetics that will give you the critical skills needed when working with this unique client population.

Throughout the course you’ll find comprehensive coverage of rehabilitation in a variety of environments, including acute care, long-term care, home health care, and outpatient settings.  Authoritative information is incorporated throughout to keep you up to date with the recognized standard in the field and case studies present real-life scenarios that demonstrate how key concepts apply to clinical decision making and evidence-based practice.  Also included are topics in athletics, exploring advanced training and athletics including running and athletic competition, to enhance the quality of life for persons with amputation.  Updated information covering the assessment of gait with a focus on clinically useful outcomes measures, motor control and motor learning incorporating new insights in neuroplasticity and functional recovery.

To better meet your professional needs, this fully illustrated text of 851 pages has been carefully broken down by sections into 12 modules.
 
Each module can be purchased individually or combined with one or all of the other modules from this course to create a Course Bundle.  Each course is offered in two easy formats to again meet your professional needs.  You can choose to have immediate access to your course by selecting the online format (PDF download) or a hard copy of the material can be rushed to your home by selecting our mail format. 

Modules In Course

Module 10: Transtibial and Transfemoral Prosthesis


Included in Module 10:  Transtibial and Transfemoral Prosthesis 
Chapter 23: Transtibial Prosthetics
Chapter 24: Transfemoral Prostheses
Module 11: Prosthetic Options for Persons with Lower Limb Amputations, Early Rehabilitation, and Advanced Rehabilitation


Included in Module 11:  Prosthetic Options for Persons with Lower Limb Amputations, Early Rehabilitation, and Advanced Rehabilitation 
Chapter 25: Prosthetics Options for Persons with High-Level and Bilateral Lower- Limb Amputation
Chapter 26: Early Rehabilitation in Lower-Extremity Dysvascular Amputation
Chapter 27: Advanced Rehabilitation for People with Microprocessor Knee Prostheses
Module 12: Athletic Options, Rehabilitation for Children with Limb Deficiencies, Prosthetic Options, and Rehabilitation for Persons with Upper Extremity Amputations


Included in Module 12:  Athletic Options, Rehabilitation for Children with Limb Deficiencies, Prosthetic Options, and Rehabilitation for Persons with Upper Extremity Amputations  
Chapter 28: Athletic Options for Persons with Amputation
Chapter 29: Rehabilitation for Children with Limb Deficiencies
Chapter 30: Prosthetic Options for Persons with Upper-Extremity Amputation
Chapter 31: Rehabilitation for Persons with Upper-Extremity Amputation
Module 1: Implications for Orthotic and Prosthetic Rehabilitation


Included in Module 1: Implications for Orthotic and Prosthetic Rehabilitation  
Chapter 1:  Orthotics and Prosthetics in Rehabilitation: Multidisciplinary Approach
Chapter 2:  Aging and Activity Tolerance:  Implications for Orthotic and Prosthetic Rehabilitation
Module 2: Motor Control, Motor Learning, and Neural Plasticity


Included in Module 2:  Motor Control, Motor Learning, and Neural Plasticity  
Chapter 3:  Motor Control, Motor Learning, and Neural Plasticity in Orthotic and Prosthetic Rehabilitation
Chapter 4:  An Evidence-Based approach to Orthotic and Prosthetic Rehabilitation
Module 3: Clinical Assessment of Gate and Footwear for Lower


Included in Module 3:  Clinical Assessment of Gate and Footwear for Lower Extremity Orthosis
 
Chapter 5:  Clinical Assessment of Gait 
Chapter 6:  Materials and Technology
Chapter 7:  Footwear:  Foundation for Lower Extremity Orthoses
Module 4: Principles of Lower Extremity Orthosis and Foot and Knee Orthotics


Included in Module 4:  Principles of Lower Extremity Orthosis 
Chapter 8:  Foot Orthoses
Chapter 9: Principles of Lower Extremity Orthoses
Chapter 11:  Orthoses for Knee Dysfunction
Module 5: Orthotic Decision Making in Neurological and Neuromuscular Disease


Included in Module 5:  Orthotic Decision Making in Neurological and Neuromuscular Disease
Chapter 10: Orthotic Decision Making in Neurological and Neuromuscular Disease
Module 6: Orthoses in Orthopedic Care, Trauma and Spinal Dysfunction


Included in Module 6:  Orthoses in Orthopedic Care, Trauma and Spinal Dysfunction
Chapter 12:  Orthoses in Orthopedic Care and Trauma
Chapter 13:  Orthoses for Spinal Dysfunction 
Module 7: Orthoses for the Hand, Orthosis and Prostheses in the Management of Burns, and Adaptive Seating in the Management of Neuromuscular and Musculoskeletal Impairment


Module 7: Orthoses for the Hand, Orthosis and Prostheses in the Management of Burns, and Adaptive Seating in the Management of Neuromuscular and Musculoskeletal Impairment  
Chapter 14:  Orthoses in the Management of Hand Dysfunction
Chapter 15:  Splinting, Orthoses, and Protheses in the Management of Pain
Chapter 16:  Adaptive Seating in the Management of Neuromuscular and Musculoskeletal Impairment
Module 8: Etiology of Amputation, Wound Care for Vulnerable Feet, Amputation Surgeries and Postoperative, and Preprosthetic Care


Included in Module 8:  Etiology of Amputation, Wound Care for Vulnerable Feet, Amputation Surgeries and Postoperative, and Preprosthetic Care 
Chapter 17:  Etiology of Amputation
Chapter 18:  Wound Care for Vulnerable Feet
Chapter 19: Amputation Surgeries for the Lower Limb
Chapter 20:  Postoperative and Preprosthetic Care
Module 9: Understanding Prosthetic Feet and Post Surgical Management


Included in Module 9:  Understanding Prosthetic Feet and Post Surgical Management  
Chapter 21:  Understanding Prosthetic Feet
Chapter 22:Postsurgical Management of Partial Foot and Syme Amputation