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Physical Therapy

Rehabilitation for improved prosthetic care.

Össur Academy is pleased to provide unique educational opportunities tailored for physical therapists involved in amputee rehabilitation.

These courses, conducted by experts in the field of Physical Therapy, will help you expand your working knowledge of both prosthetic components and gait training techniques to optimize your patients’ functional mobility.

Register for an event below or request more information.

Achieving Optimal Prosthetic Outcomes in Physical Therapy I

Eligible for CEUs

​Through this course, physical therapists can expand their knowledge of the lower extremity prosthetics in order to optimize their patient's functional mobility. Topics discussed will include acute post-operative management, techniques for gait training, and outcome measures.

Duration: This is a 2-day course and registration is required.


Location Date Register Link More information
Orlando, FL February 10, 2017
Orlando, FL June 9, 2017 Register Here

Outcomes and the Limb Loss Population

Eligible for CEUs

Össur Academy has designed this course to introduce the physical therapist to outcome measures that are valid and reliable for the limb loss population. Self-report and physical performance measures are reviewed, including the Amputee Mobility Predictor, PLUS-M, and Timed Up and Go. Additional documentation requirements and the importance proper functional classification of the amputee is also discussed.

Duration: This is a half day course and available by request only.


Rehabilitation for the Individual with Limb Loss

Eligible for CEUs

Rehabilitation is crucial for individuals with limb loss, and physical therapists play a vital role during this time. Össur Academy offers this course to expand the physical therapists’ knowledge of the lower extremity prosthesis in order to optimize their patient’s functional mobility during therapy. Relevant topics such as Medicare functional classifications, techniques for gait training, and outcome measures will be covered.

Duration: This is a half day course and is available by request only.


Training with Lower Extremity Bionics

Eligible for CEUs

Prosthetic devices are becoming more advanced and most devices have specific features that require specific patient inputs and training. By the end of this session, you will gain a clear understanding of functionality and training of bionic lower extremity devices, including the benefits of microprocessor devices, and how bionics can help overcome functional challenges. In addition, specific devices are presented.

Duration: This is a half day course and is available by request only.


Training with Mechanical Knees

Eligible for CEUs

Discussing the many types of prosthetic mechanical knees available for amputees is a very large task. This short course will cover the broad categories of knees on the prosthetic market and discuss prosthetic knee control – specifically: prosthetic alignment, patient voluntary control, and prosthetic knee design. Training tips for Physical Therapists will be highlighted.

Duration: This is a half day course and is available by request only.


Treatment Considerations for the Individual with Limb Loss

Eligible for CEUs

​Enhance your understanding of physical therapy care essentials – from pre-operative management to prosthetic componentry. Important concepts along the recovery timeline including post-operative dressings, therapeutic exercise, gait training, and outcome measures are emphasized for a well-rounded educational experience.

Duration: This is a one day course and is available by request only.


Volume Management for the Individual with Limb Loss

Eligible for CEUs

​Ensuring a good socket fit during therapy can not only maximize the patient's rehabilitation time, but also contribute to the patient's independence in self-management. This course will help the physical therapist understand how to manage limb volume changes based on a number of variables. These variables can include the patient's place in the recovery process, the patient's comorbidities, and the type of suspension that the patient is using.

Duration: This is a half day course and is available by request only.