The clinical picture indicating the application of a knee-ankle-foot orthosis (KAFO) or and hip-knee-ankle foot orthosis (HKAFO) 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 and deformities of the lower extremities on stability, balance and the gait are explained.
The course provides profound knowledge and clinical know-how on the application of KAFO’s to address knee deformities and leg length discrepancies in combination with various indications of paralysis. Aspects and inclusion of the hip will also be applied and concepts of HKAFO’s are explained and demonstrated.
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 2:
|ACADEMIC LECTURES – ONLINE||5 weeks|
|CLINICAL WORKSHOP – ONSITE||6 days|
|FOLLOW_UP PERIOD – ONLINE||3 month|