DPT 7208 - Prosthetics and OrthoticsCredits: 2 Hrs.
This course provides an analysis of contemporary upper and lower-limb orthotic and prosthetic components and trunk orthoses, including the biomechanical principles upon which the designs are based. Lecture, demonstrations, case studies, and laboratory instruction will be used to address the role of the physical therapist in the medical and surgical management of adults and children with prosthetic and orthotic needs. Topics include the static and dynamic evaluation of patients fitted with orthoses and prostheses and recent trends in early and prosthetic management for adults and children with amputation. An emphasis on both observation and instrumented clinical analysis of gait patterns created through use of prosthetic and/or orthotic devices will be addressed.