Research indicated that in inpatient rehab "The largest percentage of time in physical therapy sessions was spent on gait activities" (Jette, et al., Physical Therapy, 2005; 85(3): 238-248, p. 241). Ankle foot orthotics (AFOs) are not issued in inpatient rehab due to the costs and interim interventions such as stabilizing the foot with an ace bandage are not adequate. Facilities do not have access to pre-fabricated AFOs or electrical stimulation units now being used as walking aides to replace AFOs. Focused rigidity casting is widely used in the orthopedic population and can be applied to the neurologic population. This course will provide insight on the use of focused rigidity casting to fabricate training an AFO. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is therefore appropriate for the PT and PTA.
It is recommended to view course 3046 prior to viewing this course.
Course created on August 13, 2018
Course Type: Recorded Webinar
CEUs/Hours Offered: AK/2.0; AL/2.0; AR/2.0; AZ/2.0; CA/2.0; CO/2.0; CT/2.0; DE/2.0; FL/2.0; GA/2.0; HI/2.0; IA/2.0; IACET/0.2; ID/2.0; IL/2.0; IN/2.0; KS/2.0; KY/2.0 Category 2; MA/2.0; ME/2.0; MI/2.0; MO/2.0; MS/2.0; MT/2.0; NC/2.0; ND/2.0; NE/2.0; NH/2.0; NY/2.0; OK/2.0; OR/2.0; PA/2.0; RI/2.0; SC/2.0; SD/2.0; TN/2.0; TX/2.0; UT/2.0; VA/2.0; VT/2.0; WA/2.0; WI/2.0; WY/2.0
- Evaluate impairment results to determine distinguishable features of a training AFO
- Independently discern which materials should be used and in what order for fabricating a training AFO
- Accurately modify application of fabrication materials to accommodate impairments, thus fabricating an effective training AFO for safe walking
|0-15 Minutes||Background, review of learner outcomes|
|15-30 Minutes||Review of neurological impairments & impact on AFO fabrication|
|30-60 Minutes||Explanation of fabrication materials|
|60-90 Minutes||AFO Fabrication Process|
|90-110 Minutes||AFO Assessment|
|110-120 Minutes||Summary, Q & A|
Jennifaye V. Brown
PhD, PT, NCS
Content Disclosure: This learning event focuses on the following specific products or services and will not include info on other products or services: Items used to fabricate the training AFO from BSN Medical: 3-inch Delta Terry-Net™ S Terry Cloth Stockinette, 1-inch Delta Terry-Net™ Adhesive Fleece Liner, 3-inch Specialist® 100 Cotton Undercast Padding, 2-inch Delta Terry-Net™ Adhesive Hook Strap, 2-inch Delta Terry-Net™ Stretch Loop Closure, 3-inch Delta-Cast® Conformable Polyester Cast Tape, 2-inch Delta-Cast® Conformable Polyester Cast Tape, 23-inch Delta Terry-Net™ Adhesive Terry Cloth/ Foam Padding
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