|Time||Program Code||Thursday, March 22|
|2:20 PM - 3:05 PM||LD1||Certificate Programming: Prosthetic Management of Multiple Limb Deficiency (LD1)
Management of the Bilateral Upper Limb Patient (Module 8)
David Rotter, CPO
Discuss the management of the bilateral upper limb patient.
|3:05 PM - 3:50 PM||LD2||Certificate Programming: Prosthetic Management of Multiple Limb Deficiency (LD2)
Rehabilitation Practices for Individuals with Bilateral Upper Limb Loss (Module 10)
Shawn Johnson, OTR/L
Discuss the training and conditioning involved in the treatment of the bilateral upper limb patient.
|Time||Program Code||Friday, March 23|
|1:35 PM - 2:20 PM||LD3||Certificate Programming: Prosthetic Management of Multiple Limb Deficiency (LD3)
Management of the Bilateral Transtibial Patient (Module 4)
John Michael, MEd, CPO, FAAOP, FISPO
Discuss the treatment plan and management of the bilateral transtibial patient.
|1:35 PM - 2:00 PM||AB1||Certificate Programming: The Effect of AFOs on Balance (AB1)
Prevalence and Extent of Balance Compromise in Patient Populations Commonly Treated with AFOs (Module 1)
Phil Stevens, MEd, CPO, FAAOP
This session will briefly address the prevalence of balance compromise in terms of falls, injuries, and activity limitations in patient populations commonly prescribed lower limb orthoses.
|2:00 PM - 3:00 PM||AB2||Certificate Programming: The Effect of AFOs on Balance (AB2)
Summary Findings of the Academy-Sponsored Systematic Literature Review (Module 6)
Mark Geil, PhD
Review what published literature has to say about the effects of AFOs on balance based on the systematic evidence review commissioned by the Academy.
|4:20 PM - 5:00 PM||AB3||Certificate Programming: The Effect of AFOs on Balance (AB3)
Clinical Considerations (Module 7)
Bryan Malas, CO
Review clinical considerations that may affect orthotic treatment plans, such as task consideration, the position of the center of mass, the impact and assessment of fatigue, altering the base of support, and the differences between optimizing and normalizing gait.
|5:00 PM - 5:30 PM||AB4||Certificate Programming: The Effect of AFOs on Balance (AB4)
Proprioceptive Effects of AFOs (Module 8)
Alex Aruin, PhD
Review the role of proprioception in the maintenance of static and dynamic balance. Review recent research findings associated with the proprioceptive effects of AFOs on balance in patients with compromised distal sensation.
|Time||Program Code||Saturday, March 24|
|7:45 AM - 8:30 AM||LD4||Certificate Programming: Prosthetic Management of Multiple Limb Deficiency (LD4)
Management of the Bilateral Transfemoral Patient (Module 5)
Kevin Carroll, MS, CP, FAAOP
Focus on how prosthetists can use the graduated approach to prosthetic management of bilateral transfemoral amputees.