Early Amputee Rehabilitation - Pre Prosthetic Management
Variance in early amputee rehabilitation can influence outcome measures regarding wound healing, duration of hospital stay and early prosthetic functional outcomes. The team covers examples of evidence based practice, professional body best practice guidelines and clinical experiences from a number of healthcare professionals around the world with a special interest in management of the lower limb amputee.
Össur Representatives: Lizzie Carey, Richard Hirons, David Lindgren, Anton Johannnesson & Rachel Humpherson
Guest Speakers: Alen Cavka, Julia Earle & Matthew Fuller
Össur Connect TF Update
Connect TF is an adjustable socket indicated for low active amputees. The open socket donning feature designed into the on/off tensioning handle, helps ease of donning and doffing while the user is in sitting position. Connect TF can be custom fitted by a certified prosthetist and adjusted throughout the socket lifetime in height, angle and circumference. The new updates for Connect TF will be covered, as well as complimentary Mechanical Knee and Foot systems for appropriate prescription considerations.
About Sarah Mulroy - Lang
Sarah graduated from the University of Salford (UK) with a First Class BSc (Hons) degree in Prosthetics and Orthotics. Initially Sarah worked as a Prosthetist at Queen Mary’s Hospital, Roehampton between 2008-2012, gaining experience in a specialised rehabilitation setting, working with all levels of amputees, including the paediatric clinic which saw referrals from within the UK and globally. In 2016 Sarah moved to Sydney and joined Össur as Clinical specialist in Prosthetics, providing clinical education programs in Australia and New Zealand.
Date: Thursday, 29th September, 2022
Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm AEST
Össur Waterproof Component Update
In this webinar, Laura Roberts presents an overview of Össur’s newly tested salt waterproof component range including adapters, locks, valves, and foot. She will also discuss Össur’s existing fresh waterproof adapters, lock, and feet.
About Laura Roberts:
Laura graduated from La Trobe University Melbourne in 2004 with a Bachelor in Prosthetics and Orthotics. Laura worked as a certified Prosthetist Orthotist in the public sector (VIC) and in the private sector (WA, QLD), prior to joining Össur Australia in April 2021 as a Clinical Specialist supporting clinicians and providing clinical education programmes.
Date: Friday, 26 August, 2022
Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm AEST
Introducing the POWER KNEE™
Introducing POWER KNEE™, the first and only Actively Powered Knee that ushers in a new era in prosthetic technology. Building on MPK technology benefits, the addition of Active Power provides unprecedented capabilities by creating motion. The POWER KNEE™ provides active assistance while walking on level ground, climbing and descending ramps or stairs, and when standing up. POWER KNEE™ enables amputees to achieve more by improving symmetry, endurance, and stability.
About Sarah Mulroy - Lang
Sarah graduated from the University of Salford (UK) with a First Class BSc (Hons) degree in Prosthetics and Orthotics. Initially Sarah worked as a Prosthetist at Queen Mary’s Hospital, Roehampton between 2008-2012, gaining experience in a specialised rehabilitation setting, working with all levels of amputees, including the paediatric clinic which saw referrals from within the UK and globally. In 2016 Sarah moved to Sydney and joined Ossur as Clinical specialist in Prosthetics, providing clinical education programs in Australia and New Zealand.
Power Forward by Dr. Bob Gailey
Are you considering how to ‘power forward’ to improved function through the use of Actively Powered prosthetic technology? Dr. Gailey will equip you with tools to help achieve these new levels of mobility. As prosthetic technology advances, the need for long periods of complicated training is quickly becoming a thing of the past. Through this webinar, we share prosthetic and therapeutic approaches designed to teach patients how to easily “power forward” with powered prosthetics and reduce the effort required for everyday activities.
We cordially invite you to watch world-renowned gait expert, Robert Gailey PhD, PT, FPTA in the one-of-a-kind webinar.
Össur Legs: Optimising Mobility Outcomes with Complete Solutions
Össur is your partner in improving mobility outcomes. We are here to help with a complete, premium range of lower extremity solutions that deliver more for your clients while saving you precious time and effort. Commencing January 2022, Össur will be launching Össur Legs, a program designed to allow you to quickly and easily configure a complete and clinically appropriate solution to meet your client's individual needs and goals.
Presented by Sarah Mulroy-Lang, cPO, this webinar takes an in-depth look at how to configure a complete solution for your low, moderate, and high active transtibial and transfemoral clients. Prescription considerations, complementary features, alternative configurations and medical benefits are covered to assist in providing the optimal prescription for your clients.
This webinar covers:
1. The features and benefits of Össur socket solutions – Direct Socket TT, Direct Socket TF and Connect TF
2. Interface solutions – Iceross Liners and lock/valve pairings
3. Mechanical and Bionic Knee prescription
4. Complimentary Foot pairings
Introducing Össur's NEW Iceform Liners & Sleeve
This webinar introduces Össur's new Iceform Liners and Sleeve. The Iceform products are made of Thermoplastic Elastomer (TPE) material and covered with a seamless durable textile. The unique thermoformability of the TPE material allows the liner to adapt to residual limb irregularities and shape, providing comfort for low to medium impact use.
Introducing the Connect TF
Össur’s Connect TF is a new adjustable socket system that addresses the unmet clinical need for improved socket usability and comfort, focusing on low active amputees. It enables confident prosthetic use for transfemoral amputees that struggle with conventional sockets. Connect TF can be custom fitted by a certified prosthetist and adjusted throughout the socket lifetime in height, angle and circumference. This webinar covers the features and benefits, user profile as well as sizing and how to fit the Connect TF.
Introducing the i-Limb® Quantum: Titanium Tough
Presented by Sarah Mulroy-Lang, this webinar covers the upgrades to the i-Limb Quantum, including the addition of the Titanium Digits which provides the user with a more robust hand with 50% more carry load. The webinar also covers the significant improvements made to the gearbox, thumb torque and finger belts, alongside features and benefits of the i-Limb range, prescription considerations and reimbursement.
Össur Touch Solutions: Introducing Livingskin
Presented by Rob Hodgson, this webinar provides information on Össur’s Livingskin passive functional prostheses made with high definition silicone. Device offerings will be covered, including upper and lower limb options, along with a brief overview of the production process, how to take images with the MyLivingskin app on the iPad and impression taking techniques.
Power Knee, Looking Ahead
Presented by Kurt Gruben, Össur Senior Clinical Specialist, this workshop provides an exclusive first look at the new POWER KNEE. In this session, we take you through the features and benefits of having a motor-powered artificially intelligent microprocessor knee designed to restore the power of lost muscles and provide ultimate safety for users.
RHEO KNEE Masterclass
This webinar session takes an in-depth look at the RHEO KNEE, including features and medical benefits. Physiotherapy training considerations are also included to help your patients get the most out of their MPK.
Introducing the Iceross Seal-In X Locking Liner and Hybrid Lock
Presented by Lizzie Carey (CPO), this webinar introduces the new Iceross Seal-In X Locking Liner and Hybrid Lock. The Iceross Seal-In X Locking Liner is a solution for trans-tibial amputees developed for locking liner users of all activity levels, providing superior function by combining the benefits of locking suspension with the benefits of passive Seal-In and/or Unity Elevated Vacuum. An overview of Unity and the benefits of elevated vacuum will also be covered.
Introducing the Balance Foot S
Presented by Sarah Mulroy-Lang, this webinar focuses on introducing two new feet into our range, the Balance Foot S and Balance Foot S Torsion. These exciting new additions are made from glass fibre, feature a smooth roll over and are lightweight and waterproof in design. Prescription considerations, medical benefits, technical details and the fitting procedure will be covered.
Introducing Direct Socket
In under 2 hours the clinician can produce a definitive socket ready to use, making it an ideal solution for remote clinics or for rural clients. Changes have been made to the previous Modular Socket System (MSS) to improve safety and ease of use, and has now been renamed Direct Socket. This webinar will cover a complete overview of the changes to the system, including new Basalt Fibre braids. A wide selection of liners and suspension methods can be utilised with Direct socket, including Seal-In and Unity applications as well as Locking liners. An overview of prescription, liner selection, suspension options and the casting method will be provided.
Introducing the Proprio Foot®
Presented by Sarah Mulroy-Lang (CPO) and Cathy Howells (Physiotherapist), this webinar focuses on the features and benefits of the new Proprio Foot, including health and mobility benefits. Set up, programming and optimisation of the Proprio Foot using Össur Logic is covered. Prescription considerations is discussed in conjunction with appropriate training techniques from amputee physiotherapist Cathy Howells.
Optimising Outcomes with Össur Touch Solutions - Part 1
Part 1 of the Optimising Outcomes with Össur Touch Solutions series, Nathan Wagner, Director of Clinical Training, Össur Americas, discusses the latest technology from Össur available to individuals with upper limb loss. Topics covered include candidacy considerations, casting techniques, myotesting, fitting approaches, covering options, and therapy training protocols for transradial and transhumeral amputees. Additionally, attendees will better understand the i-Digit™ fitting process for partial hand amputees, including impression taking, myotesting, digit alignment, and functional training.
Optimising Outcomes with Össur Touch Solutions - Part 2
Part 2 of the Optimising Outcomes with Össur Touch Solutions series, Nathan Wagner, Director of Clinical Training, Össur Americas, discusses the latest technology from Össur available to individuals with upper limb loss. Topics covered include candidacy considerations, casting techniques, myotesting, fitting approaches, covering options, and therapy training protocols for transradial and transhumeral amputees. Additionally, attendees will better understand the i-Digit™ fitting process for partial hand amputees, including impression taking, myotesting, digit alignment, and functional training.
Introducing the NEW Pro-Flex® LP Align with 7cm Adjustable Ankle and Overview of the Pro-Flex® Family
Presented by Sarah Mulroy, CPO, this webinar focuses on the introduction of the new Pro-Flex LP Align, an exciting dynamic foot with 7cm adjustable heel height. An overview of the updated Pro-Flex family range will also be covered, including the new Pro-Flex XC Torsion and Pro-Flex LP Torsion.
NEW removable Seal-In® rings featuring an easy-glide coating for Seal-In® X
Presented by Sarah Mulroy, CPO, this webinar focuses on the introduction of 3 NEW Seal-In ring options compatible with Seal-In X (TT and TF). The X-Grip, X-Volume and X-Classic feature an easy glide coating, designed to be used without donning spray, and provide the clinician with a choice of seal options depending on the user's activity level and individual needs. Prescription considerations and casting techniques is covered in conjunction with an overview of recent additions to the Pro-Flex Family – Pro-Flex XC Torsion and Pro-Flex LP Torsion.
Optimising Outcomes: Subischial Socket design with Unity, Pro-Flex® Family, updated RHEO KNEE® XC Features, and Mechanical Knee considerations.
Sarah Mulroy (CPO) discusses the Nu-FLexSIV subischial socket design and Unity Elevated Vacuum, with prescription considerations, client selection, casting and modification techniques. Renowned Physiotherapist Cathy Howells discusses training methodologies in conjunction with the subischial socket method. New additions to the Pro-Flex family range of products are also covered.
Advancing Clinical Outcomes with RHEO KNEE® and RHEO KNEE® XC
Sarah Mulroy focuses on updated features of the RHEO KNEE and RHEO KNEE XC. Cathy Howells discusses training considerations for the RHEO KNEE and RHEO KNEE XC, including the new enhanced stability settings, and mechanical knees, including the PASO Knee, helping to optimise mobility outcomes for your clients. The workshop also covers the features and benefits of Ossur’s mechanical knee range, including prescription, foot selection and training considerations.
Össur Running Solutions and Training Techniques for all Ability Levels
Presented by Sarah Mulroy, CPO, this webinar covers running solutions for all ability levels. Prescription considerations for running is discussed in conjunction with appropriate training techniques from amputee Physiotherapist, Cathy Howells. TT and TF socket design and interface solutions is also covered. Product highlights include the introduction of the Pro-Flex XC Torsion and Cheetah Knee, updated Cheetah Xplore fitting techniques, and alignment recommendations for Össur running blades.
Unity Elevated Vacuum Applications for TT, TF and Subischial Socket Design
Presented by Sarah Mulroy, CPO, this webinar covers TT and TF solutions for the Unity Elevated Vacuum system utilising the Össur range of Seal-In liners and the newly incorporated Relax liners. Unity application for subischial socket design (based on the NU-FlexSIV method) will be reviewed in conjunction with recommended interface options. Product highlights include the Unity-compatible Pro-Flex Foot range, RHEO KNEE XC, and PASO Knee (Auto-adaptive pneumatic knee).
Introducing the Össur Mechanical Knee Range Webinar: Mechanical Knee Considerations for K1-K4 Users
Presented by Sarah Mulroy, this webinar introduces Össur’s newly integrated mechanical knee range. The webinar covers a full range of mechanical knee solutions for K1-K4 users and will review prescription considerations, fitting and adjustment techniques.
Optimising Running Performance
Presented by Brett Jones, a level 5 athletics coach and over 20 years professional coaching experience, this webinar focuses on fundamental performance optimisation skills for amputees interested in advancing their running techniques. Skill development relates to optimising power, symmetry, and energy conservation for faster and more competitive performance.
Optimising Outcomes with RHEO KNEE®
Presented by amputee physio, Cathy Howells, this webinar features training considerations for improving functional outcomes with the use of RHEO KNEE. The RHEO KNEE® 3 and RHEO KNEE® XC will feature in this webinar.
Optimising Outcomes using Flex-Foot®
Presented by Cathy Howells, this webinar contains strategies and exercises for clinicians to provide their Flex-Foot clients allowing them to maximise their functional outcomes on their chosen foot.
Introduction to Pro-Flex® & RHEO KNEE® XC
Presented by Scott Elliott, this webinar covers the Pro-Flex family of solutions (Pro-Flex, Pro-Flex XC, Pro-Flex LP) and RHEO KNEE 3 & XC including the following key elements:
- Client selection
- Pro-Flex foot mechanics and benefits
- Clinical evidence for Pro-Flex
- Unity Elevated Vacuum compatibility
- Setup, programming and optimisation of the new RHEO KNEE 3 and XC System
Optimising Outcomes for Low to Moderately Active Amputees with Cathy Howells
This is the first Össur webinar designed and delivered by renowned physiotherapist Cathy Howells to assist prosthetists in optimising the outcomes of their clients. Cathy outlines simple techniques to promote the client’s performance on their prosthesis, identifying gait indicators of performance based gait deviations and discusses the correct use of walking aids and their effect on gait patterns.
Introduction of Seal-In® X (TT) and Vari-Flex® XC for Unity ®
This webinar focuses on introducing the Seal-In® X interface for transtibial amputees which features a modular sealing membrane. We introduce the Vari-Flex® XC which is now compatible with the Unity® Sleeveless Vacuum System (TT and TF applications). Mechanics of the Vari-Flex® XC Unity pump, field service requirements and retrofitting topics are also covered.
Optimising Prosthetic Outcomes
The latest session in the series of webinars presented by Cathy Howell's on improving amputee mobility. In this installment, Cathy examines the challenge of hip flexion by looking above the leg.
Unity® Elevated Vacuum System for Transfemoral Amputees
A review of the essential components and benefits of the system including the Seal-In®X TF liner, compatible knee and foot systems, and essential Unity accessories required for transfemoral fitting. A detailed review of the fitting process from prescription, measurement, casting, modification and diagnostic fitting will also be included.
Introduction to the Unity® Sleeveless Vacuum System
Presented by Scott Elliott, this webinar is an introduction to the Unity System and Seal-In V interface. An overview of the essential components, prescription recommendation and fitting process is covered in this session.
Throughout the year, Össur Academy hosts live online webinars, covering a range of topics. Please go to our Össur Events page for full details and registration information about upcoming webinars. We will continually update with new session details as they become available.
Following each session, the presentation and recording of the webinar will be available to view in your own time.