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COURSE TITLE: Orthotic Device Design Using Movement System Analysis as a Guide
COURSE DATES: October 7, 2020 – October 7, 2021
The professional shift toward the use of the movement system framework for pediatric physical therapy provides an opportunity to look closely at the basis for orthotic treatment recommendations. As movement system experts, physical therapists are uniquely suited to organize and integrate information based on a patient’s health condition, the kinesiopathological model, and task analysis. Prioritization of one area of the ICF model versus another may lead to drastically different orthotic recommendations, as a device which supports optimal development of Body Functions and Structures may decrease short term efficiency for Activities. Physical therapists must facilitate discussions with families and other team members to select individualized and targeted orthotic intervention.
This course will first examine the function of the foot and ankle from a developmental kinesiopathological lens. Then, a detailed movement system analysis framework for the foot and ankle will be presented to guide examination. Participants will then learn to extract key examination findings and define meaningful goals for each level of the ICF Model. An organized system for orthotic prescription and design to address these goals will then be defined. Case studies will be utilized for knowledge translation.
Upon successful completion of the course the learner will be able to:
1. describe elements of the ICF model that may impact individual goals in regards to lower extremity orthosis recommendations.
2. describe crucial elements of examination including gait kinematics, neuromotor function, and musculoskeletal structures to inform orthotic recommendations.
3. discuss movement system analysis for gait and foot and ankle findings in pediatric practice.
4. apply developmental kinesiopathological concepts and the ICF model to make orthotic recommendations.
COURSE DESIGN: This online course is designed so that participants may access the course materials asynchronously (at times that are convenient to his/her/their schedule) for the period that the course is open. This course requires that participants achieve a minimum score of at least 70% on the course post-test to receive full course CEU credit.
CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS: 5 Contact Hours (0.5 CEU)
- Lesson 1: Challenges to Evidence-Based Practice in Pediatric Orthosis Design
- Lesson 2: The Kinesiopathological Model of the Movement System
- Lesson 3: The Kinesiopathological Model Applied to the Ankle
- Lesson 4: The Developmental Kinesiopathological Model
- Lesson 5: Movement System Analysis Framework: Foot and Ankle Musculoskeletal Exam
- Lesson 6: Movement System Analysis Framework: Foot and Ankle Neuromotor and Motor Control Exam
- Lesson 7: Movement System Analysis Framework: Foot and Ankle Functional Status and Task Analysis
- Lesson 8: Movement System Analysis Framework: Foot and Ankle Additional Systems, Key Findings, and Goals
- Lesson 9: Orthotic Prescription and Coronal Plane Design
- Lesson 10: Orthotic Design Based on Gait Analysis
- Lesson 11: Developing a Comprehensive Orthotic Plan
- Participants must complete all learning activities in each of the course Lessons; learning activities may include, but are not limited to, viewing video recorded presentations, completing required readings, viewing video clips and completing knowledge checks and quizzes.
- Participants must achieve a minimum score of at least 70% on the course post-test to receive full course CEU credit.
Amanda Hall received her MPT from the University of Washington in 2001. She was certified as a Pediatric Clinical Specialist in 2011 and as an Assistive Technology Professional in 2017. She has developed a framework for pediatric ankle intervention including casting and orthotic design based on developmental kinesiopathology, differential diagnosis, manual therapy, and alignment for
therapeutic gait with individualized intervention and patient-centered designs. At the HSC Pediatric Center in Washington, DC, she provides therapeutic casting, orthotic evaluations, and mentorship for foot and ankle intervention. Amanda has presented her work on orthotic design, serial casting, and developmental kinesiopathology nationally, including at the American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting, the Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy Annual Conference, and at the National Institutes of Health.
SYLLABUS: ORTHOTIC DEVICE DESIGN_SYLLABUS_2020-21
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In addition to this course, please visit COURSE CATALOG for the list of 2020 Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy Self-Paced Course Bundle options. Enrollment options include single course enrollment OR multi-course enrollment.
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