Very little research exists documenting the practice and evidence of the physical therapist’s role in recommending an ankle foot orthosis (AFO). The comprehensive examination should be patient-centered and collaborative in nature with the orthotist, but is often absent in rehabilitation practice. This course will review components of a physical therapy AFO examination as presented in the literature and provide evidence of what should be included, deleted or modified based patient impairments, social determinants of health and the presenter's experiences in AFO fabrication. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is therefore appropriate for the PT and PTA.
Please note, this course is ONLY for the examination for an AFO. An additional course including treatment is scheduled for the second half of 2018.
Course created on March 23, 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
- The participant will be able to describe at least three of the components comprising a patient-focused examination for an AFO based on evidence presented.
- The participant will be able to accurately interpret at least two findings of objective measures used to assess impairments qualifying the need for an AFO.
- The participant will be able to identify at least three of the results of the subjective examination portion and at least three outcome measures to recommend an AFO based on a case study.
|0-10 Minutes||Review of learner outcomes & course background|
|10-25 Minutes||Patient-Centered Care & the social determinants of health|
|25-85 Minutes||AFO examination components|
|85-110 Minutes||Critical appraisal of subjective information & outcome measurements|
|110-120 Minutes||Summary, Q&A|
Jennifaye V. Brown
PhD, PT, NCS
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