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Prosthetic Outcomes for Physical Therapists

Posted by Linda Collins | September 07, 2015

Physical Therapists are a great addition to the prosthetic team and may help provide corroborating documentation. Do you have PT colleagues interested in learning more about prosthetic outcomes? Please share information about this exciting, hands-on training event with CEUs included.

7199 S. Conway Drive, Suite 100
Orlando, FL 32812

October 2-3, 2015:

This 2 day offering from Össur will provide education on the treatment of the lower extremity amputee. This will include relevant physical therapy topics such as acute post-operative management, techniques for gait training, and outcome measures. However, this course will also cover topics of prosthetic management, including a review of prosthetic components, socket volume management, and socket suspension. The main objective of this course is to expand the physical therapists' knowledge of the lower extremity prosthesis in order to optimize their patient's functional mobility. As a bonus, the course will conclude with a look at current, evidence-based topics in bracing for knee osteoarthritis and knee injury solutions.

Instructor – Chris Doerger PT, CP

Chris has been in the healthcare field for 15 years. She began by obtaining her master's degree in physical therapy from the University of Miami in 2001. Her physical therapy practice has included neurology, orthopedics, trauma /critical care, and burn care across multiple settings. Chris also obtained a certificate in prosthetics from Northwestern University in 2005. She is licensed to practice both physical therapy and prosthetics in the state of Florida. She now works as a Clinical Specialist in Prosthetics for Össur.

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