Thursday, 4/1/10 (12pm) Good Samaritan Hospital
Monday, 4/5/10 (12:30pm) Life Care Hospital
Tuesday, 4/6/10 (12pm)
Covington Care Center 'Amputee
Wednesday, 4/7/10 (8am)
Friday, 4/9/10 (12pm)
Heartland of Miamisburg 'Prosthetic
Monday, 4/12/10 (12pm)
Tuesday, 4/13/10 (8am)
Troy Care & Rehab Center
Wednesday, 4/14/10 (8am), Koester Pavilion
Thursday, 4/15/10 (12pm) NEW!
Oaks of Kettering
Ohio Chapter AAOP
Monday, 4/19/10 (12pm) Vancrest of Eaton
Wednesday, 4/21/10 (8am) Forest View Care and Rehab 'Transtibial
Wednesday, 4/21/10 (12pm) NEW!
Brookhaven Nursing & Care Center
Thursday, 4/22/10 (12pm)
Greene Memorial Hospital 'Transtibial
Monday, 5/3/10 (12pm) Sycamore Glen Health Center 'Transtibial
Tuesday, 5/4/10 (7:30am) Maria Joseph Center
Tuesday, 5/4/10 (12pm)
Thursday, 5/6/10 (12pm) Dayton Rehab
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The American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics & Pedorthics.
ABC is the national certifying and accrediting body for
the orthotic and prosthetic professions. The public requires and
deserves assurance that the persons providing orthotic, prosthetic, and
pedorthic services and care are qualified to provide the appropriate
and John walking on prosthetic feet during 'The Otto Bock Experience'
more about amputation risk factors
from the Optimus Academy.Click here
for the photos.Click here
for the videos.
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|The Otto Bock Experience|
Scott and John spent 2 days during the last week in February with the
Otto Bock team in Salt Lake City, Utah to tour the foot and liner manufacturing
plant and to meet with the engineering design team.
During the visit to Otto Bock, Scott and John
had the opportunity to experience what it would be like to walk on Otto Bock's Axtion foot
by Scott Schall
became aware of the Ohio Physical Therapy Association's mandatory 'Prosthetic Curriculum
Topics' for Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA) students.
The topics are listed below.
Although we touch on 'Risk Factors' for
amputation, we do not discuss 'Factors That Influence Vascular Disease' in the
'Prosthetic Overview' course. For those
therapy groups who have not completed the 'Prosthetic Overview' course, the
course will be updated to include a more in-depth overview of these 2 topic
For those therapy groups who have
already completed the 'Prosthetic Overview' course, I will cover these 2 topic
areas through this and next month's eNewsletter.
Mandatory 'Prosthetic Curriculum Topics' for PTA Students
Risk Factors for Amputation
- Risk factors
Factors that influence vascular disease
Types of lower extremity amputations
Stump wrapping guidelines
Types of post-op dressings
Components of a prosthesis
Considerations for prosthetic training
year, the majority of new amputations occur due to complications of the
vascular system (of or pertaining to the blood vessels), especially from
diabetes. These types of amputations are known as dysvascular. Although
rates of cancer and trauma-related amputations are decreasing, rates for
dysvascular amputations are on the rise. Download our Fact Sheet
on Amputation Statistics.
As for an
update on the quarterly courses being offered, the majority of participating
therapy groups have completed the 'Prosthetic Overview' course. The 2nd course, 'Transtibial
Prosthetics', has been presented to Trinity Community of Beavercreek and a number
of other presentations have already been scheduled.Quarterly Course Listing
Amputee Mobility Predictor
Transtibial Gait Training and Deviations
Transfemoral Gait Training and Deviations
Partial Foot / Symes / Knee Disarticulation / Hip
Upper Extremity Prosthetics
Computer Alignment System (COMPAS)
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