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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 6:  Orthoses in Orthopedic Care, Trauma and Spinal Dysfunction  (5 Contact Hours)
Chapter 12:  Orthoses in Orthopedic Care and Trauma
Chapter 13:  Orthoses for Spinal Dysfunction 

Module Goals

Course Goals:This course is intended to instruct the professional through a self-paced study of Orthotics and Prosthetics in Rehabilitation through Orthoses in Orthopedic Care, Trauma and Spinal Dysfunction.
Professional Learning Objectives
  1. Understand bone structure and function.
  2. List the two types of cells embedded within the various compartments of bone.
  3. Identify the factors that indicate hip orthosis.
  4. Discuss incidence and etiology of developmental dysplasia of the hip.
  5. Recognize common misdiagnoses of hip dysplasia.
  6. Identify complications of orthotic management of developmental dysplasia of the hip.
  7. Identify the most commonly used orthosis in nonoperative management of Legg-Calve-Perthes disease (LCPD).
  8. List the three components of postoperative hip abduction orthosis.
  9. Understand fracture classification.
  10. Discuss post fracture management and potential complications.
  11. List the Orthopaedic Surgeons standardized the nomenclature used for describing orthoses in spinal management in 1973.
  12. Recognize the three column concept.
  13. Understand the classification system for traumatic fractures of the thoracolumbar spine.
  14. Recognize the importance of a cervical collar.
  15. Discuss the Minerva brace.
  16. Explain light brown, irregular areas of skin pigmentation.
  17. Define the Risser sign.
  18. Identify the most prevalent form of orthosis used.