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Orthotic Design Concepts for Charcot Foot Syndrome and Diabetic Foot Ulcers
(OWLS certification course)

  • Hands-on training with Dr. Suecof
  • Preferred OWLS practitioner listing

October 25, 2019

Last chance to attend an OWLS certification course in 2019!

  • Orthomerica facility in Orlando FL
  • $99 tuition
  • 7.5 ABC CEUs

OWLS Course Schedule

Reserve a Seat

  • Orthomerica Whole Limb Solutions for Diabetic Limb Salvage (OWLS) – One day presentation (5.75 ABC CEUs)
  • Orthotic Management for Adult and Pediatric Patients Featuring the Spectrum and Fuzion Product Lines – 3 hour presentation (3 ABC CEUs)
  • Fuzion Orthotic System – 2 hour presentation (2 ABC CEUs)
  • Orthotic Design Concepts for Charcot Foot Syndrome and Diabetic Foot Ulcers – Certification course (7.5 CEUs)
  • The Full Spectrum – Orthotic Management for Adult Patients Featuring the Spectrum Product Line – (2 CEUs)
Your partnership and collaboration are essential to us.
Orthomerica is happy to offer private workshops and presentations for our active customers.
 

Credit Hours 14 (S) • Prerequisite for ordering STARband Cranial Products

Orthotists and Prosthetists throughout the United States are receiving referrals for cranial remolding orthoses and are interested in learning as much as possible about this group of young infants. This course will provide access to clinical information so that the practitioner can provide quality care and the best outcomes possible for infants with Deformational Plagiocephaly and other head shape deformities.

Course Competencies

  • The Learner must pass an exam consisting of 74 questions, answering 60 (80%) correctly to pass
  • The Learner must submit a sample cranial scan, as according to the user’s manual of the scanner being used to [email protected] with a subject line of “CPC Test Scan”
  • The Learner must take a series of clinical pictures of a live test subject based on the guidelines described in the Patient Evaluation & Assessment chapter of the course presentation
  • Learner must submit accurate anthropometric measurements of the test subject

Please Note: If you do not have access to a scanner or a test subject, you may request a foam head mold to cast and use as a model. If casting, the learner must submit pictures of the cast impression and measurements of the foam head model, based on one of the casting methods provided in the course. Cast impression must pass grading criteria. 

Tuition for the course is $200. Tuition is payable by check, credit card or may be billed to your existing Orthomerica account. Once your registration is processed you will receive an email granting access to the on-line materials and exam.

After successful completion of the course, 14 Continuing Education Units will be awarded to qualified practitioners by the American Board for Certification in Orthotics and Prosthetics, Inc. Passing learners will be issued a certificate of completion by email.

*Certain restrictions may apply. Pricing subject to change without notice.

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Added February 2019 • Credit Hours (2.25) (S)

The focus of this presentation is to discuss the unique considerations needed to develop effective orthotic treatment programs for adults with childhood-onset disabilities.

Clinicians will learn about specific considerations and also about gaps in the published literature for these patient populations.

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Added February 2019 • Credit Hours (1.25) (S)

The focus of this presentation is an overview of anatomy, biomechanics and gait as it relates to lower extremity orthotics treatment programs. This lays the foundation for the consideration of walking dysfunctions.

Clinicians will learn to reference “normal” gait parameters in regards to evaluation of patients with lower limb involvements.

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Added February 2019 • Credit Hours (1) (S)

The focus of this presentation is on optimizing a team approach through improved communication and collaboration. The following topics will be covered: pediatric patient populations, orthotic training concepts, transitional care programs, improving adherence and compliance, and orthotic rehabilitation programs.

Clinicians will learn new ways to operate in a multidisciplinary team environment.

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Added March 2019 • Credit Hours (.75) (S)

The focus of this presentation is an overview of the pathogenesis of peripheral neuropathy, Charcot foot syndrome and foot wounds. Effective treatment programs help to prevent amputation and even death from complications.

Clinicians will understand the relationship of peripheral neuropathy, Charcot foot syndrome and foot wounds. They will also understand the importance of an interdisciplinary treatment program.

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Added March 2019 • Credit Hours (.75) (S)

The focus of this presentation is an overview of clinical considerations and effective orthotic design concepts to treat peripheral neuropathy, Charcot foot syndrome and foot wounds.

Clinicians will understand the four key components of orthotic design: offloading, deceleration at initial loading, altered timing and immobilization.

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Credit Hours 4.5 (S) • Added February 2017

Cerebral Palsy is a complex disorder that presents with neurological, muscular, proprioceptive, and orthopedic pathology that is unique to each individual. This presentation provides a framework to help practitioners get a greater understanding of the complexities associated with Cerebral Palsy and what orthotic options are available through Orthomerica.

The TC Flex product line has successfully treated patients with Cerebral Palsy for years. Spasticity is one of the greatest challenges practitioners face when treating patients with Cerebral Palsy.

The Fuzion Orthotic System was designed by combining compression therapy with orthopedic braces to aid in the management of spasticity.

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Credit Hours 2.5 (S)

This presentation examines the history of wound care progressing to current day acknowledgment that successful care includes removing pressure at the wound site. Participants will learn to grade diabetic ulcers according to the Wagner grading scale. Participants will learn how to evaluate pressure ulcers, measure for the OWLS system, and deliver an effective orthosis in order to facilitate wound closure.

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