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Courses Approved for 1.75 CEU's

Functional Biomechanics Improve Heel to Hip Linkage to Restore Gait

One of the primary goals in managing most gait deficit patients is to stabilize the pelvis during gait. If the pelvis isn't stable, nothing else can be stable so the metabolic cost of gait increases and the safety during gait decreases. Orthotic interventions can have a significant effect on the motions available to joints in the locomotor system. Controlling too much motion can immobilize motion and limit the efficiency and stability of gait. Not controlling enough motion can allow destructive motions that lead to further disruptions during gait. With very few exceptions, normal anatomical and biomechanical motion at the foot/ankle complex is required for the patient to achieve pelvic stability during gait.

Approved for 1.75 CEUs for Orthotists, Pedorthists, Orthotic Assistants, Fitters and Technicians.

 

Applied Biomechanics in the Management of Partial Foot Amputations

The incidence of Partial Foot Amputations (PFA) is increasing associated with the increased incidence of obesity and diabetes. Management of these amputation can be challenging because some interventions may do more harm than good. This course uncovers the biomechanics of the amputated foot and describes intervention techniques that serve to preserve the residual foot while helping to restore functional gait.

Approved for 1.75 CEUs for Orthotists, Pedorthists, Orthotic Assistants, Fitters and Technicians.

 

Key Considerations in Managing Apropulsive vs Propulsive Gait

There are many references in medical literature that discuss the subtle nuances in identifying gait deviations. In spite of that, there are very few references in current literature that discuss the differences between propulsive and apropulsive gait. Identifying these differences can make a significant difference in how those patients are managed. If the underlying condition is not identified, resultant incorrect management can actually exacerbate gait deviations and compensations.

Approved for 1.75 CEUs for Orthotists, Pedorthists, Orthotic Assistants, Fitters and Technicians.

 

Clinical Considerations in the Customization of Carbon AFOs

Carbon composite AFOs are available in prefabricated or custom versions. The prefabricated devices come in a number of different configurations and offer varying amounts of dynamic response or kinetic return. Doing no customization at all almost guarantees a less than optimal patient outcome. This course is designed to offer detailed guidance on steps to be taken to optimize the outcomes of patients being fit with prefabricated composite AFOs. This customization also optimizes product durability to save the practitioner from warranty costs and repeated patient return visits.

Approved for 1.75 CEUs for Orthotists, Pedorthists, Orthotic Assistants, Fitters and Technicians.

 

Courses Approved for 3 CEU's

Custom Composite AFO's: When "Custom Fit Doesn't Fit"

This course explores when a custom-fabricated AFO is appropriate to meet the individual needs of your patient and how to properly assess and specify the custom specifications so Allard can fabricate a custom AFO to meet those special needs.

Approved for 3(S) CEUs for ABC/BOC Certified Orthotists, Assistants and Technicians.

Allard USA will only process orders for Custom AFOs from practitioners who have completed and passed the exam for this course.

 

AFOs: Become an Expert on AFO Customization

Allard "prefabricated" AFOs are approved as L1932 "custom-fitted" orthoses. Although they are "prefabricated," to abide by the code and provide optimum functional results and assure product integrity, customization to meet individual patient needs is required. This course details how to assess patient deficits and anatomical needs to determine and fabricate the modifications required to address those needs. 

Approved for 3(S) CEUs for ABC/BOC Certified Orthotists, Assistants, Technicians and Fitters.

 

Prosthetic Management of Partial Foot Amputations

The partial foot patient faces a number of issues, including pressure, friction and shearing forces in their residual foot. They also face a lack of propulsion and a significant acquired limb length deficit secondary to their partial foot amputation. This course is the first and only course that teaches how to manage all those patient issues in one comprehensive program to preserve the residual foot and to restore propulsion during gait.

Approved for 3(S) CEUs for ABC/BOC certified Orthotists, Prosthetists, Pedorthists, Assitants, Fitters and Technicians.

 

Course Approved for 4 CEU's

SWASH STEADY & GO Certification

For patients with spastic cerebral palsy, excessive hip adductor tone results in a variety of clinical problems including poor sitting and standing stability and in time, hip subluxation. This course will review patient selection and fitting of SWASH – the Sitting Walking and Standing Hip orthosis.

Approved for 4(S) CEUs for ABC/BOC certified Orthotists, Orthotic Assistants and Orthotic Technicians.

Allard USA will only process orders for SWASH from practitioners who have completed and passed the SWASH certification exam for this course.

 

Course Approved for 6.5 CEU's

Current Concepts in Gait Biomechanics

This course provides an overview of contemporary models of human gait and focuses on restoring function to patients with pathological gait patterns.

There are 8 sections in Allard's Current Concepts in Gait Biomechanics Course. Video & exam may be started and stopped any number of times as long as it is completed & submitted within 30 days. This will give you time to view each section at your leisure and answer the questions pertaining to that section as you go along. This course is worth 6.5 CEUs. No partial CEUs will be awarded.

This 6.5(S) CEU course is ABC/BOC approved for Orthotists & Assistants/Technicians/Fitters, Prosthetists and Assistants/Technicians, Pedorthists, Therapeutic Shoe Fitters.