|Time||Program Code||Thursday, February 25|
|5:00 PM - 5:45 PM||SK1||Certificate Programming: Scoliosis & Kyphosis (SK1)
The Natural History of Idiopathic Scoliosis: Understanding Progression and the Influence of Orthotic Treatment
Donald E. Katz, CO, LO, FAAOP
Discuss etiological factors and the natural history of idiopathic scoliosis including indications and contra-indications for the use of orthoses to manage scoliosis.
|Time||Program Code||Friday, February 26|
|4:30 PM - 5:15 PM||SK2||Certificate Programming: Scoliosis & Kyphosis (SK2)
Biomechanical Considerations for Orthotic Treatment of Idiopathic Scoliosis (Module 3)
J. Martin Carlson, CPO, FAAOP
Discuss normal spine biomechanics versus the scoliotic spine with emphasis on the biomechanical analysis of the effect orthoses have on the outcome of spine management.
|Time||Program Code||Saturday, February 27|
|7:00 AM - 7:45 AM||SA1||Certificate Programming: -Atmospheric (SA1) (SA1)
Upper Extremity Clinical Applications Utilizing Sub-Atmospheric Suspension Systems (Module 5)
Rob Dodson, CPO
Address sub-atmospheric suspension systems within a prosthesis design for an upper extremity amputation including clinical applications, patient criteria and case studies.
|7:45 AM - 8:30 AM||SK3||Certificate Programming: Scoliosis & Kyphosis (SK3)
Present Day Systems for the Orthotic Management of Scoliosis (Module 6)
Keith M. Smith, CO, LO, FAAOP
Address current available treatment methods (Charleston, Providence, Boston, Milwaukee, Spine-Cor, Tri-Ac, Gomez, Atlanta, and potentially others) including a description of the systems and their unique characteristics.
|1:00 PM - 3:25 PM||SA2||Certificate Programming: Sub-Atmospheric (SA2)
Sub-Atmospheric Suspension Systems: Overview and Clinical Applications (Module 1A)
Laura Pipinich, CP
Discusses an overview of available sub-atmospheric suspensions systems, clinical applications, criteria for selection, comparison to negative pressure wound therapy with a theory of future variations.
|SA3||Certificate Programming: Sub-Atmospheric (SA3)
Appropriate Socket Interface Design Parameters As It Applies to Sub-Atmospheric Systems (Module 1B)
Carl Caspers, CPO
Discusses the appropriate parameters of prosthetic socket interface design with emphasis on the understanding of how the physics of sub-atmospheric systems should be incorporated. Includes criteria of interface designs for partial foot to upper extremity prostheses.
|SA4||Certificate Programming: Sub-Atmospheric (SA4)
The Clinician's Role in Enhancing Evidence for Sub-Atmospheric Suspension Systems (Module 7)
Phil Stevens, MEd, CPO, FAAOP
Discusses an overview of available means to prove effective outcomes when utilizing Sub-Atmospheric Suspension Systems. This session includes avenues for clinicians to utilize existing information to begin creating evidence with pilot studies, outcome measures and research.