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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 approved for 3, 5, 7 or 10 contact hours of post-graduate continuing education (NOTE: board approvals vary state to state, please check your states approval status in the state specific course catalog by returning to our home page and entering both your state and profession).
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. 

Module Description

Included in Module 10:  Transtibial and Transfemoral Prosthesis  (5 Contact Hours)
Chapter 23: Transtibial Prosthetics
Chapter 24: Transfemoral Prostheses

Module Goals

Course Goals:This course is intended to instruct the professional through a self-paced study of Transtibial and Transfemoral Prosthesis.
Professional Learning Objectives
  1. Discuss persons who undergo transibial amputation level of function.
  2. Define patellar tendon-bearing (PTB) socket.
  3. Understand supracondylar suspension.
  4. Identify what is used to combine the convenience of a locking liner with the benefits if full suction suspension.
  5. Explain bench alignment.
  6. Discuss a component that uses a viscoelastic bumper to allow a limited amount of rotation to occur at the foot without displacing the socket.
  7. Recognize a prosthesis when a more durable and easily cleanable prosthesis is desired.
  8. Identify the cause of excessive knee flexion moment during loading response by a foot.
  9. Discuss specialty prosthesis.
  10. Recognize prosthecis management after knee disarticulation or transfemoral amputation.
  11. Understand socket configuration influence on femur position.
  12. Discuss traditional pull-in suction suspension.
  13. Identify the joint center position for patients with a pelvic belt and hip joint that are used as means of suspension.
  14. Understand weight-activated stance control knee units.
  15. Recognize the development of transverse rotation units.
  16. Define pelvic stability.
  17. List the key areas evaluated from the lateral perspective.
  18. Identify the most common patient-related problems that lead to knee instability at initial contact.
  19. List the possible causes of abducted gait pattern.