The clinical picture indicating the application of a foot orthosis (FO) or and ankle foot orthosis (AFO) presents itself in very different manifestations.
The complexity of the diseases requires a differentiated analysis of the actual situation. Based on this, the treatment goal must be defined in consultation with the physician and/or the therapist, and then implemented in the design.
The course provides an understanding of the functional anatomy of the lower limb and the requirements of individual pathologies. Furthermore, the effects of different paralyzes on the gait are explained and the possibilities of gait improvement by orthotic devices are presented.
The UCB-ST Orthosis presents the fundament for de-rotation of the entire lower extremity and therefore will be introduced prior to the application of the AFO and GRAFO concepts.
The course provides knowledge and clinical know-how on the de-rotation orthosis (UCB-ST) to address calcaneus valgus deformities and the application of different types of AFO’s to address the relevant pathologies accordingly.
During the clinical hands-on workshop participants will learn techniques on measurement and casting, model rectification and the production process of the different orthotic concepts. By fitting and testing the devices, gait analysis and outcome measures will conclude the workshop.
Orthotics Lower Extremities 1:
|ACADEMIC LECTURES – ONLINE||5 weeks|
|CLINICAL WORKSHOP – ONSITE||6 days|
|FOLLOW_UP PERIOD – ONLINE||3 month|