Sycamore Glen Health Center
Maria Joseph Center Transtibial Prosthetics
Dayspring (Fairborn) Prosthetic
Hillspring of Springboro
Southview Rehab Transtibial
Friday, 5/14/10 (12pm) Heartland of Eaton Transtibial
Wednesday, 5/19/10 9am-1pm
Proprio Clinic with Ossur
at Optimus Prosthetics
Harborside of New Lebanon
Laser Scanner Course
Ohio Willow Wood
Mt Sterling, OH
Tuesday, 5/25/10 12pm-5pm
Edison Community College
Prosthetic Overview for PTA Students
Heartland of Centerville
Miami Valley HospitalWright State University
School of Medicine
Prosthetist's Viewpoint: How to select
appropriate components and prepare a detailed prescription
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| 'Prosthetics for Therapists' Update|
by Scott Schall
As I mentioned in last month's eNewsletter, I recently
became aware of the Ohio Physical Therapy Association's mandatory
Curriculum Topics' for Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA) students.
topics are listed below. Mandatory
'Prosthetic Curriculum Topics' for PTA Students
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
include a more in-depth overview of these 2 topic areas. For those
therapy groups who have already completed the 'Prosthetic Overview'
will cover these 2 topic areas through last month's and this month's
Last month, I covered 'Risk Factors for Amputation'. This month, I am covering 'Factors That Influence Vascular Disease'
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
Factors That Influence
Who gets vascular disease?
disease primarily affects smokers, former smokers and persons with diabetes.
One complication of diabetes includes blockages in the small blood vessels of
the legs. As a result, blood flow to one leg or both legs is decreased.
Other individuals who may be at risk for Vascular
over the age of 45
with high cholesterol
with high blood pressure
that have coronary artery disease
with a family history of coronary artery disease
who are overweight
who lead a very sedentary lifestyle
As for an update on the quarterly courses being offered, we
are well into the 2nd course, 'Transtibial Prosthetics'.
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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