We Train Rehabilitation Professionals
BECAUSE ACCESS TO REHABILITATION IS A BASIC HUMAN RIGHT
There are over 40 million people globally who require prosthetics and orthotics services. More than 80% of this population have NO ACCESS to assistive technology and rehabilitation, mainly due to the unavailability of services. We work against this situation by educating professionals who deliver these services to people with physical disabilities, especially in regions with increased need and very low availability rates.
Up to date: 600 students from over 22 countries and 4 continents
“Many people have lost their limbs and suffered from diseases which created physical problems. These people need help. We are all humans and we depend on each other, thus we should try to help each other.” (M. S., a bilateral amputee and P&O professional from Kabul, Afghanistan)
Our students say...
I've learned a great deal in this program. I am a medical doctor, but before I became a student in this program, I had not been able to access such great amount of valuable knowledge on orthopedic devices. The knowledge we gained through this program is truly unique.
Miloš Opačić Student in Cat.I Program Croatia March 19, 2014
The approach in this program, with the web platform and practical workshops, and where our educators are respected international experts, has had an enormous impact on my learning and my daily work. I was able to continue doing my job and still advance professionally through Human Study.
Denis Jelušić Student in Cat.II Program Croatia March 19, 2014
I learnt a lot about the relevant standards. Training objectives were clearly explained and achieved. There are too many good points to list! The course was very relevant to my job and will help me in most aspects of my work. Objectives were clearly stated from the start. I gained a greater knowledge of lifting equipment and its correct use. The Power Point presentation was very good as the slides were to the point. A very good mixture of theoretical and practical training. The training course helped me in all areas that I was previously unclear. The training was very informative and practical. The trainer was very experienced and was able to answer all of our queries. The instructor was very knowledgeable and the training had a good mixture of learning activities.
H.Muhammad Israr Student SCOPe TF Prosthetics Lahore Punjab, Pakistan September 30, 2020
It was the most incredible learning experience. The techniques were excellent and were demonstrated very well. Especially the way strategies were used to reinforce those techniques and apply them practically in our workshops is highly appreciated. I am delighted to say that with the help of this course, I am now able to teach these concepts to my students with great confidence.
Amina Mumtaz Student SCOPe IC Prosthetics Islamabad, Pakistan September 30, 2020
Within the few months since we began this course, my approach to each P&O case has changed completely because I have gained more knowledge and skills following the well defined practical principle. I see myself becoming more professional since I have achieved good accurate results in some major cases which I found very difficult before. My approach in handling patients has improved significantly. Patient satisfaction has also improved since more good results are achieved. This education has challenged me to read more and I look forward to be more impacted by Human Study, get the opportunity from them to study further and work with them in the future as maybe a lecturer to impart others also.
Tawiah Peter Courage Student in Associate P&O Course Ghana October 2, 2020
I graduated both on the Associate and Professional Prosthetist/Orthotist levels with HS and acquired my BSc degree from Mahidol University.My general knowledge in P&O and skills are on a much higher level now. I learned new treatment methods and can create patients with different pathologies. My patients are satisfied and they see me as a clinician who offers quality treatment. Number of patients and devices I produce per year has increased since my educations in HS. I am also recognized by doctors as a professional and they appreciate my work with patients.I was able to get a better job in a better company for a while and now I started my own company (managerial role). I plan in future to employ and educate young people who will want to work in this profession.
Svetislav Isailov Student in Associate and Professional/BSc programs North Macedonia October 7, 2020
This course has given me a new perspective on spinal pathologies management and helped me develop new skills in spinal orthoses management. Effect on the patient status with the use of the brace is visible both through physical observations and X ray reviews. In our practice we have fairly good inflow of patients with spinal issues needing various kinds of braces. We were able to build new relationships with allied health professionals like therapist and spinal surgeons to whom we are able to present these specialized braces as interventions. I am in senior management level and have to ensure that my team members who are involved in the rehabilitation service delivery on day to day basis get equipped with such added skill sets and able to climb up the ladder.
Soikat Ghosh Moulic Participant in SCOPe on Spinal Orthotics India October 7, 2020
After participation in the courses, my role was to disseminate my gained knowledge and skills to the ICRC PRP supported centers and train P&Os. Our centers started following the concepts and ideas in day to day clinical practice. We especially appreciate the assessment format, gait analysis, casting procedures and fabrication of the socket, trial & fitting; this has had a positive impact on overall gait and the quality of the devices. It has improved as per drastically, P&O colleagues are also quite enthusiastic to learn new skills and implement in practice. Now, maximum users are getting the ICS socket design at the centers and having positive feedback from the service users as well. The knowledge and skills we got definitely added value to me an my colleagues as P&Os, which is helping us provide qualities services to the users.
Ranjani Bhushan Student in SCOPe courses on IC, LLO, and Spinal Orthotics Vellore, India October 14, 2020
This course was really effective and innovative in my profession and made me judge more fairly about the influence of Cheneau brace as a new type of orthosis in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. I think the impact of this course is completely positive and almost all of my patients are more satisfied about the brace cosmesis and comfort. But their family main concern is the cost. As they have to change the brace and it is not possible to modify and adjust the brace height for them as it is in Milwaukee brace. I am trying to present this new brace to the doctors who believe in me and my experience and I gradually try to change their attitude in this concept.
Dr. Siamak Aghajani Fesharaki, phD, CPO Student in Spinal (AIS) SCOPe, 2019 Iran October 21, 2020
I thoroughly enjoyed this course. Teachers were always supportive, their feedback was always valuable and response time extremely prompt. The results of the Sobernheim brace are very effective, and correction time is shorter than with other braces. I work in the monitoring and evaluation team, and this course helped me to teach this technique to my P&O colleagues and gain their trust.
Anum Ishtiaq Student in SCOPe Pakistan October 27, 2020
I graduated in 2018 with the degree of Bachelor of Science in Prosthetics and Orthotics. From my point of view, education and learning expand to include the whole life of a person and all skills and all knowledge areas; all possibilities should be used to give people the opportunity of development. Impact of this Human Study program has had a direct influence on my performance, helping me directly to improve for my patients and my own sake. Without the knowledge and skills there is no ability. In Covid-19 situation I appreciated very much that I can offer treatment, care and support to patients who required orthoses and prostheses. Thank you so much Human Study School of Rehabilitation for this program!
Nasir Ahmad Qasime Graduate of BSc in P&O Program Afghanistan October 28, 2020
Before studying at Human Study School, my work was related to the production of devices only for the upper extremities. Thanks to a well-structured teaching methodology, which includes theoretical and practical lessons, I received a solid basis for understanding of the principles of prosthetics/orthotics not only for the upper extremities, but also for the lower extremities. The range of disciplines and the volume of educational content filled me with knowledge and gave me the confidence to make decisions regarding the treatment plan of patients with many pathologies.
My respect, appreciation, and gratitude to all the Human Study team members! Thanks to You, we are unique in our country!
Oksana Lytvynenko Graduate of the Associate P&O Program in Ukraine Ukraine September 16, 2021