Opportunities to Attain or Renew Fellow of the Academy Designation
The Academy is dedicated to meeting the needs of the busy practitioner. Those interested in attaining or renewing the Fellow of the Academy designation will have multiple opportunities to meet their educational requirements at the 38th Academy Annual Meeting & Scientific Symposium. Attendance at four of the following courses will count as one Certificate Program for Professional Development.
To learn more about the Fellow program and determine your eligibility, visit www.oandp.org/fellow.
|Time||Program Code||Thursday, March 22|
|12:45 PM - 3:45 PM||OS2||Organized Session
Interdisciplinary Management of Patients with Complex Lower Limb Amputations
Moderator: Scott Cummings, PT, CPO, FAAOP; "Twist" Team: Kevin Carroll, MS, CP, FAAOP and Robert Gailey, PhD, PT; Transtibial Team: Jason Kahle, CPO, FAAOP and M. Jason Highsmith, DPT, CP, FAAOP; Transfemoral Team: Phil Stevens, MEd, CPO, FAAOP and Randy Carson, DPT, NCS
Join leaders in the field of prosthetics and physical therapy to discuss several complex cases of patients with lower limb amputations. Two prosthetist/ physical therapist teams, who work together frequently, will present cases and engage in some "what if" discussions with expert colleagues.
|2:20 PM - 3:50 PM||OS3||Organized Session
Alternative Thermoplastic TLSO Designs in the Treatment of Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (AIS): A Need to Break from Tradition
Moderator: Donald E. Katz, MHA, CO/L, FAAOP; Luke Stikeleather, CO; Jose Miguel Gomez, MD, LO; James Wynne, CPO, FAAOP
There is mounting evidence that the effective use of properly-designed orthoses in the treatment of AIS can influence the natural history of curve progression in those considered to be at risk. There is also evidence, however, that a patient's willingness or ability to tolerate this treatment regimen is cause for concern. The intent of this symposium is to compare and contrast what may be considered a more conventional approach to orthotic design to alternative thermoplastic designs, such as those made possible through the use of CAD/CAM technology.
|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|
|8:15 AM - 9:45 AM||OS4||Organized Session
Upper Limb Amputee Rehabilitation: It's Not Just about the Hand, or Is It?
Steven Moran, MD; Jamie Vandersea, CP
Presented in cooperation with the Upper Limb Prosthetic Society
The area of upper limb prosthetic rehabilitation has seen a surge of activity and research in recent years. Multi-articulating hand systems, once thought impossible, have emerged from the research lab into the everyday lives of our patients. With a desire for even higher functionality, surgeons around the world have been working on transplantation techniques for the upper limb amputee. This symposium will explore the practical realities and applications of hand transplantation and multi-articulated hands.
Learn Practical Outcome Measurements for Your Post CVA Patient
Colleen P. Coulter PT, DPT, PhD, PCS; James H. Wynne, CPO, FAAOP; Leigh Davis, CPO; Curt Bertram, CO, FAAOP;
Stefania Fatone, PhD, BPO(Hons)
This interactive session will begin with an overview of outcome measures— what they mean and how to find them. Participants will rotate through three stations. At each station they will review and participate in completing measures as they would be conducted in the clinical setting. The session will close with an overall review and practical ways to utilize the information, along with Q&A.
|1:35 PM - 3:05 PM||OS9||Organized Session
Do You Speak My Language? Use of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health (ICF) in Orthotics and Prosthetics
Friedbert Kohler, MD; Jaqueline Hebert, MD; Rob Kistenberg, MPH, CP, LP, FAAOP; Stefania Fatone, PhD, BPO (Hons)
The International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health (ICF) provides a common framework for defining and describing disability and health. Viewing disability as an interaction between health condition and environmental factors is the key to measuring disability and evaluating interventions to reduce it. This session describes how the ICF can enhance communication between health professionals involved in O&P care; assist in the identification and standardization of appropriate outcome measures; and provide a conceptual framework for education programs in O&P.
Facemasks: Treatment for Burns and Traumatic Injuries
Rebecca Hernandez, CPO; Mary Beth Daugherty, OTR/L, ABDA; John Keehnen Presented in cooperation with the Craniofacial Society
Gain a foundation of knowledge to understand and evaluate current treatment protocols, both published and practiced. Review fabrication techniques and materials that have been used historically and new techniques and materials currently used in facilities around the country.
|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.
|10:45 AM - 12:15 PM||OS12||Organized Session
Treating the Adult with Childhood Onset Disability: Implications for Orthotists
Lee Yung Schuh, MD; Ronna Linroth, PhD; Nicole LaBerge, PT, ATP; Michelle Hall, CPO, FAAOP
Attendees will receive an overview of the dynamics of aging with an underlying neuromuscular disability and obtain an understanding of treatment for pediatric versus adult populations. Case presentations will illustrate adult orthotic management aimed at improving or maintaining function. Multi-disciplinary presenters will provide their insights and experiences for care across the lifespan.
PLUS-M: A New Measure of Lower Limb Prosthetic Mobility
Moderator: Brian J. Hafner, PhD; Dagmar Amtmann, PhD; Daniel Abrahamson, CPO; Sara Morgan, CPO
The Prosthetic Limb Users Survey of Mobility (PLUS-M) is a new tool developed to measure the mobility of persons with lower limb absences who are current users of lower limb prostheses. Developed at the University of Washington through a grant by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), PLUS-M allows clinicians and researchers to quickly and accurately measure mobility, an important aspect of prosthetics users' health. In this session, we will present the PLUS-M, summarize findings from a large study of 1,000 prosthetic users, and describe health-status profiles of prosthesis users compared to national norms.
|1:00 PM - 2:30 PM||OS15||Organized Session
AFOs: Current Use and Thinking
Bryan Malas, CO; Davin Heyd, CO; Roy Bowers, CPO; Don Weber, BSc, CO(c), FCBC
Discuss a variety of current evidencebased topics, designs, and clinician problem-solving methods related to the use of the AFO.