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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 1: Implications for Orthotic and Prosthetic Rehabilitation  (3 Contact Hours)
Chapter 1:  Orthotics and Prosthetics in Rehabilitation: Multidisciplinary Approach
Chapter 2:  Aging and Activity Tolerance:  Implications for Orthotic and Prosthetic Rehabilitation

Module Goals

Course Goals:This course is intended to instruct the professional through a self-paced study of Implications for Orthotic and Prosthetic Rehabilitation, Implications for Orthotic and Prosthetic Rehabilitation.
Professional Learning Objectives
  1. Discuss the prevalence of limb loss among people in the United States.
  2. Understand the emergence of orthotics and prosthetics.
  3. Identify the model to first challenge traditional biomedical model of disability.
  4. List major issues emerging in health care that affect health care professionals.
  5. Differentiate between the formal and informal factors that influence dynamics of the multidisciplinary work group.
  6. Identify the percentages of persons with amputations citing physical therapy being helpful after amputation.
  7. Recognize attitudes and attributes the rehabilitation team must demonstrate that foster collaboration.
  8. Define the body's ability to deliver and use oxygen to support the energy needs of physical activity.
  9. Identify the need for additional oxygen in more active peripheral tissues.
  10. Explain the most marked age-related changes in cardiovascular function.
  11. Discuss decreasing elastic recoil and alveolar surface area for oxygen exchange.
  12. Demonstrate knowledge in optimizing cardiopulmonary performance.
  13. Discuss the most precise indirect measurement of energy and gait efficiency.
  14. Explain the work of walking with a prosthesis.