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Welcome to the Allard Learning Center! Here you can choose to register for our various Continuing Competence Seminars and In-service Training Sessions held throughout the country. All our courses are approved by ABC/BOC and by your local Physical Therapy Boards and Associations for CEU credits.

Allard USA’s educational goals include providing programs to:

  • Provide state-of-the-art education concerning functional gait biomechanics that is supported by medical evidence
  • Provide a forum for Physical Therapists and Orthotists to unite in a common set of principles concerning gait
  • Bridge the gap between Orthotist-supplied orthotic intervention and Therapist-prescribed therapeutic exercise
  • Apply measurable outcome standards with respect to the patient’s ability to ambulate

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to call 888-678-6548 x1208, or email us at education@allardusa.com


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Allard USA's education programs are designed to enhance professional development and support a better life for individuals with mobility issues. Courses are approved by State PT boards or Associations and ABC/BOC.



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O&P Courses 

#101 Achieving Success with ToeOFF Family of Products NEW FOR 2015!

Credit Hours: 1.0

  • Optimize performance, comfort, and longevity of the AFO through an 8 step Customization process.
  • Product selection based upon patient’s stability, function, activity level, body type, and proximal deficits.
  • Management of foot biomechanics.
  • Proper shoe selection and addressing heel heights.
  • Assessment of alignment in sagittal, frontal and transverse planes.
  • Patient education and compliance.

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#401 Dynamic Trio: Gait Analysis, Rehab and Orthotic Interventions NEW FOR 2015!

Credit Hours: 4.0

  • Assessment and applied concepts to restore gait stability.
  • Gait cycle, biomechanics, proprioception, and muscle function.
  • Common pathological gait profiles and patient outcomes through case studies.
  • Dynamic principles of ankle/foot orthotic management.
  • Patient selection and AFO (ToeOFF/BlueROCKER) customization.

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#201 Custom Orthotic Solutions for Lower Extremity Challenges CERTIFICATION COURSE!

Certification Course for Custom ToeOFF/BlueROCKER AFOs

Credit Hours: 2.0

  • Optimize performance, comfort, and longevity of the AFO (ToeOFF Family) through an 8 step customization process
  • When, why and how to order a Custom ToeOFF/ BlueROCKER for patients with uniquely shaped lower leg or when AFO properties need to be changed
  • Fabrication process using BlueROCKER plus a socket-type orthotic to address limb preservation and gait restoration for Partial Foot Amputations

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#203 Customized Orthotic Solutions for Pediatric Hip Challenges CERTIFICATION COURSE!

Certification Course and Fitting Lab for S.W.A.S.H. (Sitting, Walking And Standing Hip), a variable hip abduction orthosis.

Credit Hours: 2.0

  • Assessment of functional and postural outcomes of pediatric patient with hip instability.
  • Biomechanics for hip and factors leading to hip displacement.
  • Dynamic principles of hip abduction orthotic management.
  • Patient assessment for customized S.W.A.S.H. orthosis.
  • Assembling, fitting, and adjustments for S.W.A.S.H. orthosis.

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#205 Customized Orthotic Solutions for Pediatric Lower Extremity Challenges

Credit Hours: 2.0   (Also available as 1hr course)

  • Assessment and applied concepts to restore gait stability.
  • Gait cycle, biomechanics, proprioception, and muscle function.
  • Common pathological pediatric gait profiles.
  • Dynamic principles of ankle/foot orthotic management solutions.
  • Patient selection and AFO (KiddieGAIT/KiddieROCKER) customization.

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#202 Custom Orthotic Solutions for Genu-Recurvatum Challenges

Credit Hours: 2.0

  • Assessment and applied concepts to restore gait and stability
  • Pathological gait profile of genu-recurvatum patient and patient case studies
  • Dynamic principles of genu-recurvatum orthotic management
  • Patient assessment for KO (CHECK) or custom KAFO (COMBO) that weighs less than 2 lbs
  • Same day in-house KAFO fabrication, combining AFO (ToeOFF/ BlueROCKER) with COMBO components
  • Facilitate patient use of KAFO through gait training

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#206 Customized Orthotic Solution for Soft Tissue Dysfunctions

Credit Hours: 2.0   (Also available as 1hr course)

  • Immobilization and healing process
  • Assessment and application of gait training strategies for lower extremity
  • Gait cycle, biomechanics, proprioception, and muscle function
  • Pathological gait profile of common soft tissue dysfunctions including PTTD and Achilles tendonitis/tears
  • Dynamic principles of ankle/foot orthotic management
  • Patient selection and AFO (ToeOFF/BlueROCKER/Ypsilon) customization

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#2xx Orthotic Solutions for Partial Foot Amputation NEW FOR 2015!

Credit Hours: 2.0

  • Gait characteristics of Transmetatarsal, Lisfranc and Chopart amputations
  • Gait cycle, biomechanics, proprioception, and muscle function
  • Pathway for limb preservation and gait restoration
  • Managing stability, function, center of gravity, limb length discrepancies, propulsion and risk of foot complications
  • Fabrication process incorporating tibial tubercle height dynamic carbon composite AFO (BlueROCKER) with prosthetic socket and toe filler

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#204 LSO, TLSO & HFO with 3D Lite Technology:

Time Efficient and Environmentally Friendly Custom Molded Orthotic Solutions

Credit Hours: 2.0

  • Fitting Lab for fabrication custom LSO, TLSO and HFO using low temperature thermo-formable plastic (3D-LITE Cut-4-Custom fabrication kit with pre-cut panels)
  • Spinal and humeral anatomy, biomechanics and common indications.
  • Dynamic principles of spinal orthotic management
  • In-hospital fabrication process in less than an hour for custom LSO, TLSO and HFO

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Physical Therapist Courses

#401 Dynamic Trio:  Gait Analysis, Rehab and Orthotic Interventions

Contact Hours: 4.0

  • Assessment and applied concepts to restore gait stability.
  • Gait cycle, biomechanics, proprioception, and muscle function.
  • Common pathological gait profiles and patient outcomes through case studies.
  • Orthotic management for treatment of lower extremity with focus on function and gait.
  • Patient selection and AFO customization.

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#403 New Concepts in the Management of Soft Tissue Dysfunction

Contact Hours: 4.0

  • Immobilization and healing process.
  • Assessment and application of gait training strategies for lower extremity.
  • Gait cycle, biomechanics, proprioception, and muscle function.
  • Pathological gait profile of common soft tissue dysfunctions including PTTD and Achilles tendonitis/tears.
  • Dynamic principles of ankle/foot orthotic management.
  • Patient selection and AFO customization.

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#402 Tri-planar Biomechanics in Pediatric Function

Credit Hours: 4.0

  • Assessment and applied concepts to restore gait stability.
  • Gait cycle, biomechanics, proprioception, and muscle function.
  • Pathological gait profile of pediatric patients and patient case studies.
  • Dynamic principles of ankle/foot/hip orthotic management solutions.
  • Orthotic solutions of managing the application of a variable hip abduction orthosis (S.W.A.S.H.).
  • Orthotic management using AFO.
  • Patient selection and AFO customization.

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