2014 Prosthetic Series


2014 Prosthetic Series

The registration for this series will close on *Tuesday, May 6, 2014  at 12:00 pm cst.
*Registration could close before the cutoff date if the course reaches the maximum enrollment.

Cost: $70

Lower Extremity Prosthetics: Transtibial Socket and Fit Concepts
Kelly Lee, CP, B.S., Certified Prosthetist

May 6, 2014
4:00 to 5:30 pm CST
Description: This course is a detailed explanation of the types of transtibial sockets used by persons with below the knee amputations.  Socket and suspension types covered are: joint and corset, patellar tendon bearing, total surface bearing, pin lock, sleeve suspension, suction, and elevated vacuum.  This course will emphasize identifying a proper fit for participating in therapy and basic problem solving to help amputees achieve proper adjustment for volume changes in the transtibial residuum. 

Audience: Physical Therapists, Physical Therapy Assistants, Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapy Assistants

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
Indentify types of transtibial sockets.
Indentify types of transtibial socket suspension.
Apply techniques for evaluating transtibial socket fit.
Apply techniques for adjusting transitibial socket fit.

Upper LImb Prosthetics: Body Powered Components and Controls
Instructor: Robert D. Lkpschutz, CP
Clinical Practice Leader
Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
Assistant Professor
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Feinberg School of Medicine
Northwestern University

July 16, 2014
4:00 to 5:30 pm CST

Description:    The information being presented is an introduction to Upper Limb Prostheses being controlled via body power (conventional means).  Levels of amputation; from Partial Hand through Intrascapulothroacic will be review.  Participants will be introduced to components (terminal devices, wrist units, elbow hinges and joints, shoulder joints)  being used at these various levels along with their corresponding functions.  Individual components of the harness will be discussed along with their appropriate anatomical placement. Lastly, will be a review of the means by which these body powered prostheses are activated (i.e. control movements).

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
Identify the various levels of upper limb amputation.
Identify components being used in body powered prostheses.
Describe the function of body powered prosthetic components.
Identify appropriate anatomical placement of harness components.
Describe the necessary control movements to activate body powered prostheses.

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  • If you have any questions about this webinar or any other Ecademy program, contact Mary Eugene by email at meugene@ric.org or by Phone at 312-238-4251.

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