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Course Description

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 12:  Athletic Options, Rehabilitation for Children with Limb Deficiencies, Prosthetic Options, and Rehabilitation for Persons with Upper Extremity Amputations  (7 Contact Hours)
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 Goals

Course Goals:This course is intended to instruct the professional through a self-paced study of Athletic Options, Rehabilitation for Children with Limb Deficiencies, Prosthetic Options, and Rehabilitation for Persons with Upper Extremity Amputations.
Professional Learning Objectives
  1. Recognize the motto of Disabled Sports, USA.
  2. Discuss summer and winter Paralymipic sports.
  3. Identify prosthetic sockets recommended to minimize risk for soft tissue break down.
  4. Recognize children with amputation in sports.
  5. List classification and causes of limb deficiencies.
  6. Understand prosthetic alignment should complement the immature skeleton and joint capsules.
  7. Discuss school-aged children with limb deficiencies self-esteem.
  8. Recognize rehabilitation of children with upper-limb amputation.
  9. Identify when active control may be reliable to a traditional, body-operated prostheses in children.
  10. Discuss a standard clinical assessment of children with transradial amputation by objectively scoring activities of daily living that require repetitive use of a terminal device.
  11. Understand rehabilitation of children with lower-limb loss.
  12. List what the prosthetic foot offers to toddlers.
  13. Identify goals for school-aged children and adolescents with lower limb deficiency.
  14. Recognize rehabilitation of children with multiple limb amputation.
  15. Discuss length of the residual limb.
  16. Define the foundation of all conventional body-powered protheses.
  17. Identify terminal devices for conventional prostheses.
  18. Discuss electric terminal devices.
  19. Recognize hybridized prostheses.
  20. Identify common occurrences in patients with transradial amputation.
  21. Explain control of the electric prothesis.