Introduction to Orthotic Management

This Course open to Fairview Rehabilitation Services employees only

Audience: PT and OT
Course level: Introductory
Date: May 7, 2014
Check in time: 5:30-6 pm
Class time: 6-8 pm
Location: 2450 Riverside Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55454
Dining Room A (Next to cafeteria on Lower level of hospital)

Contact Hours: 2.0

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Course Description
This 2 hour course will focus on the most frequently used lower extremity orthosis in the physical and occupational therapy settings. Focus will be placed on the selection of orthosis based on presenting patient weaknesses and goals. In addition, the instruction will cover the orthotic features and purposes for each to aid in detailed selection. This course will also cover cranial re-molding for plagiocephally. Finally, there will be a basic instruction on the billing of orthosis including the requirements for a custom orthosis.

Luke Rogers, CO,
completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Minnesota, Duluth in Psychology. Luke then went on to Century College to complete his Orthotics certificate. Luke has been an orthotist practicing at Fairview Orthotics and Prosthetics for 10 years.

Erik Marvin, CO, completed his undergraduate degree at Minnesota State University, Mankato in Business Administration. Erik then went on to Century College to complete his Orthotics certificate. Erik has been an orthotist at Fairview Orthotics and Prosthetics for 14 years.

Dave Clark, CO,
completed his orthotic training at Century College. Dave began his career as an orthotic technician at Fairview Orthotics and Prosthetics. He then went on to become certified as an orthotist in 2009. Dave has been with Fairview Orthotics and Prosthetics for 18 years.

Course Objectives: At the end of this course, participants will:
• Identify lower extremity orthosis and their uses and contraindications
• Basic understanding of cranial remolding orthosis
• Reasons behind recommending a custom brace as opposed to an off-the-shelf
• Billing implications for patients receiving orthosis
• Materials used in various orthosis

5:30-6 pm                 Check in time
6-7 pm                       Identify various types of lower extremity orthosis
                                    Describe the features and benefits 
7:-7:30 pm                Cranial helmet overview and introduction
7:30-8 pm                 Orthotic billing and requirements for custom/Questions and Answers

The course is approved by the Minnesota Board of Physical Therapy for Category I credits. Approval number: #6715

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