This course will provide participants with essential tools for determining appropriate orthotic management with an ankle-foot orthosis (AFO) based on detailed gait analysis. Evidence-based orthotic interventions will be presented and participants will have opportunities to see orthotic examples and practice application of information through video/paper cases. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is therefore appropriate for the PT and PTA.
Course created on July 10, 2019
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; MD/0.2; 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
- Participants will be able to identify at least three important factors of the role of orthotics in gait rehabilitation post neurological injury/dysfunction.
- Participants will be able to identify at least four common gait deviations present following neurological injury/dysfunction that warrant orthotic management.
- Participants will be able to define three factors that cause common gait deviations that could be corrected with proper orthotic management.
- Participants will be able to describe at least two evidence-based interventions regarding the utilization of orthotics for persons following neurological injury/dysfunction.
- Participants will be able to review patient information to create an appropriate orthotic prescription, and examine effectiveness of the AFO, for persons with neurological injury/dysfunctions.
|0-10 Minutes||Current trends in orthotic utilization|
|10-40 Minutes||Common gait deviations and causative factors|
|40-55 Minutes||Impact of gait dysfunction|
|55-70 Minutes||Role of orthotics|
|70-85 Minutes||Orthotic prescription based on gait analysis|
|85-100 Minutes||Current evidence related to orthotic utilization|
|100-120 Minutes||Evaluation and application, Summary, Q&A.|
PT, PhD, NCS
Jill has been a licensed physical therapist for 24 years. She received Board Certification in the area of Neurologic Physical Therapy from the American Physical Therapy Board of Clinical Specialties in 2004 and recertification in 2014. She has practiced almost exclusively in the field of Brain Injury and Stroke rehabilitation. She has a variety of teaching experiences, in physical therapy academia as well as in the health care community at large. She is currently faculty in the DPT program at South College. In addition, she teaches in several online and onsite continuing education programs across the nation. She has taught and presented in the areas of neurological pathology, rehabilitation, gait, orthotics, mentoring, and research, and is currently involved in clinical research in stroke rehabilitation, orthotic management, and gait analysis/rehabilitation.
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