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Partial-Foot Prosthetics – Forefoot prosthesis according to “Bellmann”

light and esthetical prosthetic concept for forefoot amputation level with remaining ROM in the ankle

This course provides knowledge and hands-on skill for the application of a forefoot prosthesis according to “Bellmann”

Foot prosthetics is a small but very complex field of orthopedic technology. This prosthetic design and concept developed by Mr. Bellmann is both functionally ingenious and intriguingly logical.

In this seminar, we teach the implementation of all practice-relevant aspects of the Bellmann partial foot prosthesis method.

The aim of the course is not only to provide relevant knowledge on that amputation level and related biomechanical aspects, it is also to acquaint the participant with a contemporary production of ankle-free forefoot prostheses, where effort and effectiveness are in an acceptable ratio.

During the onsite hands-on clinical seminar, following video, lecture and live demonstration, all clinical application, from evaluation and negative plaster casting to the rectification of the positive, fabrication, finishing and fitting of the prosthesis, is then performed by all participants with actual partial-foot amputees.

Forefoot prosthesis according to “Bellmann”

ACADEMIC LECTURES - ONLINE

5 weeks

CLINICAL WORKSHOP - ONSITE

5 days

FOLLOW_UP  PERIOD  - ONLINE

3 month

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Partial-Foot Prosthetics – from Toe-Disarticulation to Syme amputation

This course covers various prosthetic designs and concepts

This course presents knowledge and skills on prosthetic designs and concepts that apply to amputation levels from trans-metatarsal amputation to Syme amputation.

Anatomy, Pathology and Biomechanical aspects are the theoretical fundament that lead to prescription and design of the appropriate prosthetic concept.

Participant will exercise the full production process of various types of forefoot prostheses during the clinical hands-on workshop onsite.

Partial-Foot Prosthetics

ACADEMIC LECTURES - ONLINE

5 weeks

CLINICAL WORKSHOP - ONSITE

6 days

FOLLOW_UP  PERIOD  - ONLINE

3 month

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Transtibial Prosthetics – Classic, Vacuum and Liner Techniques

Classic TT concepts and utilization of state of the art components and suspension techniques

This course offers the participant the opportunity to develop and strengthen the theoretical and practical field of prosthetic care after transtibial (TT) amputation.

This course provides broad knowledge and skills in the fabrication of condylar suspended transtibial prostheses with a soft inner socket. Further more, liner techniques for transtibial prosthetic designs and the application of high dynamic prosthetic feet complete this comprehensive program.

Focus of the theoretical content:

  • Fundamentals of Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology
  • Amputation techniques and indications
  • Comparative options of prosthetic design and concept
  • Alignment principles
  • Biomechanics / human gait
  • Overview about liner systems and TT components
  • Material Science

Focus of the practical seminar content:

  • Manufacture and fitting of two types of prostheses after TT amputation
  • in supra-condylar suspension technique and a prosthesis with Liner technique
  • Patient Anamnesis
  • Measurement and Casting Techniques
  • Plaster positive rectification
  • Production process
  • Alignment principles
  • Fitting/Testing and application of necessary corrections (problem solving)
  • Gait analysis
  • Outcome measures

Transtibial Prosthetics

ACADEMIC LECTURES - ONLINE

7 weeks

CLINICAL WORKSHOP - ONSITE

6 days

FOLLOW_UP  PERIOD  - ONLINE

3 month

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Transfemoral Prosthetics – Ischial Containment Socket Design

Ischium Containment versus Quad Socket

At present, diverse clinically variations of the Ischium Containment (IC) socket design are used. The integration of the ramus os ischii into the shaft is considered to be beneficial due to its functional and biomechanical advantages. Ischium Containment socket design was developed to address the needs of patients looking for a better cosmetic appearance with greater freedom of movement in the hip and optimized prosthetic control.

The theoretical introduction will provide you with knowledge on the basic aspects of the IC sockets and the distinctions to traditional transfemoral sockets such as the Quadrilatteral socket concept.

The clinical hands-on workshop integrates a systematic approach throughout the entire production process, that includes

  • patient anamnesis
  • hand-cast techniques
  • plaster model rectification guidelines
  • socket manufacturing techniques
  • prosthetic alignment
  • fitting/testing of the prosthesis and  application of necessary corrections (problem solving)
  • gait analysis
  • outcome measures

Ischium Containment Socket Design

ACADEMIC LECTURES - ONLINE

4 weeks

CLINICAL WORKSHOP - ONSITE

6 days

FOLLOW_UP  PERIOD  - ONLINE

3 month

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Transfemoral– Liner Techniques, Dynamic Knees and Feet

Liner Suspensions for Transfemoral Prostheses and Advanced Components are the focus of this course

This course offers the participant the opportunity to develop and strengthen the theoretical and practical field of prosthetic care after transfemoral (TF) amputation. The program focuses on the application of liner suspension techniques and the application of advanced components (knees, feet) for patients with high mobility demands.

This course provides broad knowledge and skills in the fabrication of liner suspended TF prostheses. Furthermore, the application of high dynamic prosthetic knees and feet complete this comprehensive program.

Focus of the theoretical content:

  • Fundamentals of Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology
  • Amputation techniques and indications
  • Comparative options of prosthetic design and concept
  • Alignment principles
  • Biomechanics / human gait
  • Overview about liner systems and TF components
  • Material Science

Focus of the practical seminar content:

  • Patient Anamnesis
  • Measurement and Casting Techniques
  • Plaster positive rectification
  • Manufacture and fitting of a liner suspended prostheses after TF amputation
  • Alignment principles
  • Fitting/Testing and application of necessary corrections (problem solving)
  • Gait analysis
  • Outcome measures

Transfemoral– Liner Techniques, Dynamic Knees and Feet

ACADEMIC LECTURES - ONLINE

5 weeks

CLINICAL WORKSHOP - ONSITE

5 days

FOLLOW_UP  PERIOD  - ONLINE

3 month

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Knee Disarticulation Prosthetics

Classic and advanced prosthetic concepts after knee disarticulation

This course offers the participant the opportunity to develop and strengthen the theoretical and practical field of prosthetic care after knee disarticulation (KD).

The program focuses on the application condylar suspension techniques, but also provides knowledge on the application of liner suspension and advanced components (knees, feet) for patients with high mobility demands.

This course provides broad knowledge and skills in the fabrication of condylar suspended KD prostheses.

Focus of the theoretical content:

  • Fundamentals of Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology
  • Amputation techniques and indications
  • Comparative options of prosthetic design and concept
  • Alignment principles
  • Biomechanics / human gait
  • Overview about liner systems and KD components
  • Material Science

Focus of the practical seminar content:

  • Patient Anamnesis
  • Measurement and Casting Techniques
  • Plaster positive rectification
  • Manufacture and fitting of a prostheses after KD
  • Alignment principles
  • Fitting/Testing and application of necessary corrections (problem solving)
  • Gait analysis
  • Outcome measures

Knee Disarticulation Prosthetics

ACADEMIC LECTURES - ONLINE

5 weeks

CLINICAL WORKSHOP - ONSITE

6 days

FOLLOW_UP  PERIOD  - ONLINE

3 month

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Hip Disarticulation

Classic and advanced HD techniques

This course will not only provide advanced knowledge on theoretical aspects, but will guide you step by step thought the fabrication of a hip disarticulation (HD) prosthesis.

Please note that this technique excludes concepts for hemipelvectomy amputation level.

The program introduces a technique that avoids the usual pressures at the gluteal and anterior region of the stump.

The techniques presented by this course present a solution for a more anatomical and functional socket design.

Focus of the theoretical content:

  • Fundamentals of Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology
  • Amputation techniques and indications
  • Comparative options of prosthetic design and concept
  • Alignment principles
  • Biomechanics / human gait
  • Overview about HD components
  • Material Science

Focus of the practical seminar content:

  • Patient Anamnesis
  • Measurement and Casting Techniques
  • Plaster positive rectification
  • Manufacture and fitting of a prostheses after KD
  • Alignment principles
  • Fitting/Testing and application of necessary corrections (problem solving)
  • Gait analysis
  • Outcome measures

Hip Disarticulation Prosthetics

ACADEMIC LECTURES - ONLINE

5 weeks

CLINICAL WORKSHOP - ONSITE

6 days

FOLLOW_UP  PERIOD  - ONLINE

3 month

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Myo – Electric Upper Extremity Prosthetics

Transradial and Transhumeral Prosthetics – Myoelectric Technology

This course provides participants with knowledge for prosthetic solutions of transradial and transhumeral amputation level with focus on myo-electric applications for functional arm prosthesis.

After the online based studies and preparations, participants will receive hands-on training in techniques taking measurements and casts and conduct of a Myo test on transradial and transhumeral amputees. The learned is then put into practice on patients during the clinical onsite hands-on seminar and the process of producing myo-electric prosthetic devices will be applied.

Myo – Electric Upper Extremity Prosthetics

ACADEMIC LECTURES - ONLINE

4 weeks

CLINICAL WORKSHOP - ONSITE

5 days

FOLLOW_UP  PERIOD  - ONLINE

3 month

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Orthotics Lower Extremities 1

Pathologies of foot and ankle (UCB-ST FO, AFO, GRAFO)

The clinical picture indicating the application of a foot orthosis (FO) or and ankle foot orthosis (AFO) presents itself in very different manifestations.

The complexity of the diseases requires a differentiated analysis of the actual situation. Based on this, the treatment goal must be defined in consultation with the physician and/or the therapist, and then implemented in the design.

The course provides an understanding of the functional anatomy of the lower limb and the requirements of individual pathologies. Furthermore, the effects of different paralyzes on the gait are explained and the possibilities of gait improvement by orthotic devices are presented.

The UCB-ST Orthosis presents the fundament for de-rotation of the entire lower extremity and therefore will be introduced prior to the application of the AFO and GRAFO concepts.

The course provides knowledge and clinical know-how on the de-rotation orthosis (UCB-ST) to address calcaneus valgus deformities and the application of different types of  AFO’s to address  the relevant pathologies accordingly.

During the clinical hands-on workshop participants will learn techniques on measurement and casting, model rectification and the production process of the different orthotic concepts. By fitting and testing the devices, gait analysis and outcome measures will conclude the workshop.

Orthotics Lower Extremities 1

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5 weeks

CLINICAL WORKSHOP - ONSITE

6 days

FOLLOW_UP  PERIOD  - ONLINE

3 month

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Orthotics Lower Extremities 2

Pathologies of foot, ankle, knee and hip (KAFO, HKAFO)

The clinical picture indicating the application of a knee-ankle-foot orthosis (KAFO) or and hip-knee-ankle foot orthosis (HKAFO) presents itself in very different manifestations. The complexity of the diseases requires a differentiated analysis of the actual situation. Based on this, the treatment goal must be defined in consultation with the physician and/or the therapist, and then implemented in the design.

The course provides an understanding of the functional anatomy of the lower limb and the requirements of individual pathologies. Furthermore, the effects of different paralyzes and deformities of the lower extremities on stability, balance and the gait are explained.

The course provides profound knowledge and clinical know-how on the application of KAFO’s to address knee deformities and leg length discrepancies in combination with various indications of paralysis. Aspects and inclusion of the hip will also be applied and concepts of HKAFO’s are explained and demonstrated.

During the clinical hands-on workshop participants will learn techniques on measurement and casting, model rectification and the production process of the different orthotic concepts. By fitting and testing the devices, gait analysis and outcome measures will conclude the workshop.

Orthotics Lower Extremities 2

ACADEMIC LECTURES - ONLINE

5 weeks

CLINICAL WORKSHOP - ONSITE

6 days

FOLLOW_UP  PERIOD  - ONLINE

3 month

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Orthotics Lower Extremities 3

Neuro – Pediatric Pathologies – Dynamic Ankle Foot Orthosis (DAFO) 
Various concepts and designs incl. Tonus Reduction Orthoses.

The treatment of postural and motor deficits in patients with motor and perceptual disorders requires a very detailed knowledge of the motor and neurological systems and experience in the individual application of treatment principles.

Within the theoretical part of the course essential concepts of therapy are conveyed through a set of multi-media lessons. The aim is to explain the effect of the dynamic foot orthoses on the control of tonus and movement, balance and stability as well as the sensory system.

The practical hands-on workshop will then focus on the clinical application of the acquired knowledge. Each work session is demonstrated and then implemented by the participant. After the appropriate model technique all steps of the DAFO production process are conducted and participants learn how to apply exact adjustment to arrive at optimal results.

Orthotics Lower Extremities 3

ACADEMIC LECTURES - ONLINE

5 weeks

CLINICAL WORKSHOP - ONSITE

6 days

FOLLOW_UP  PERIOD  - ONLINE

3 month

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Spinal Orthotics

Idiopathic Adolescent Scoliosis Treatment (Spine Concept Sobernheim)

The course covers theory und principles of brace technology and treatment according to the brace classification system developed by Spine Concept Sobernheim.

Participants get hands-on clinical education and training on patient assessment, blue-print analysis and the full manufacturing process of the spinal brace including outcome measures.

Focus of the subject-theoretical content:

  • Basics of Anatomy and Physiology
  • Classic diseases and indications
  • Classification and effects of spinal braces
  • Construction principles
  • Biomechanical principles and design of spinal braces
  • Supply examples for supportive, stabilizing and corrective orthoses

Focus of the practical seminar content:

  • Patient Anamnesis
  • Measurements and casting techniques
  • Cast rectification and modeling techniques
  • Production process
  • Fitting / testing of the brace and application of necessary corrections
  • Analysis and outcome measures

 


Pictures are courtesy of:

Hans-Rudolf Weiss 
Scoliosis 2011  6:17
https://doi.org/10.1186/1748-7161-6-17
©  Weiss; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. 2011

Spinal Orthotics

ACADEMIC LECTURES - ONLINE

5 weeks

CLINICAL WORKSHOP - ONSITE

5 days

FOLLOW_UP  PERIOD  - ONLINE

3 month

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