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STARband Cranial Course

Required Training for all CRO Customers

Course Description

Orthomerica Products, Inc. developed the STARband Cranial Course (SCC) as the prerequisite training for all Orthomerica STARband customers. The course’s university-level content and format were developed by the worldwide leader in cranial remolding orthoses and provide the most comprehensive approach to cranial remolding programs. This course provides fundamental and basic instruction preparing qualified clinicians with the knowledge to provide the best possible care and treatment for infants with deformational plagiocephaly, brachycephaly, and scaphocephaly, as well as postoperative craniosynostosis.

The STARband Cranial Course is hosted and managed by the International Institute of Orthotics and Prosthetics (IIOP). The mission of IIOP is to provide comprehensive academic programs that promote student success in a manner for which they can utilize the acquired knowledge, skills, and values to be competent and ethical clinicians of allied health.

Course CEU Accreditation

This course has been awarded 25 (S) continuing education units (CEUs) by the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics & Pedorthics (ABC). ABC certified clinicians must complete the SCC with a minimum of 80% proficiency in each individually quizzed course module. All 26 modules must be completed within 60 days of course access to be awarded CEUs.

It is the clinician’s responsibility to make sure the online educational course falls within the specific scope of practice for appropriate CEU awards. If you have any questions, please direct them to ABC at (703) 836-7114.

Course Application Process & Requirements

The SCC content is hosted and managed by IIOP. Payment and access to SCC content will be directed by IIOP once the following application requirements are met.
  • Applicants are required to be active Orthomerica STARband/cranial customers with an account in good standing. These applicants are directed to click the Apply for SCC button below.
  • Applicants who are not active Orthomerica STARband/cranial customers may use the Contact Orthomerica button below for more information on setting up an account or establishing a STARband program.

Course Tuition

Tuition for the SCC is $300 for current STARband customers and $1,000 for new STARband customers.* Discounts are available for STARscanner and SmartSoc users, new STARscanner and SmartSoc purchases, qualified AllSTAR team members, and new STARband clinicians meeting minimum volume requirements. Pricing details will be provided after approval and prior to registration and payment request from IIOP.

Tuition is payable by credit card to IIOP and cannot be billed to your Orthomerica account.

Learners with an existing Orthomerica account may apply for the SCC course here.

Please allow up to 3 business days for processing of your request.

If you do not have an Orthomerica account and wish to take the SCC course, please tell us a little about yourself here.

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

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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