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STARband Cranial Course

Prerequisite for ordering Orthomerica’s STAR Family Cranial Products!

ABC Credit Hours 25 (S)​

Orthotists and allied health care professionals around the world are receiving referrals for cranial remolding orthoses and are interested in learning as much as possible about this group of infants. The STARband Cranial Course was developed by Orthomerica Products, Inc. and represents the most comprehensive approach to cranial remolding programs from the worldwide leader in manufacturing cranial remolding orthoses. This course will provide access to clinical information so that the clinician can provide quality care and the best possible outcomes for infants with deformational plagiocephaly, brachycephaly, and scaphocephaly along with postoperative craniosynostosis.

Course Competencies

  • The Learner must complete all 26 modules and pass all 26 quizzes, answering 80% correctly per quiz to pass.
  • The Learner must source and read the recommended readings from the list provided.

Initial inquiries should be directed to Orthomerica Products, Inc. as any learner must first be a customer of Orthomerica in order to be approved to take the course. The STARband Cranial Course is hosted by the International Institute of Orthotics & Prosthetics (IIOP). Tuition for the course is $300* and payable by credit card to IIOP upon registration for this course. Clinicians will have 60 days from the date of registration to complete the entire online learning program.

After successful completion of the entire 26 modules and recommended readings, 25 continuing education units will be awarded to qualified clinicians by the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics & Pedorthics (ABC).

The STARband Cranial Course is confidential and proprietary to Orthomerica Products, Inc. This course should not be duplicated or copied in any way without express written permission from Orthomerica. The STARband Cranial Course is hosted by the International Institute of Orthotics & Prosthetics.

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

Please allow up to 2 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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Credit Hours 2.5 (S)

Every practitioner is faced with treating challenging patients. They may present with weakness, edema, obesity, deformity, spasticity, skin issues or any number of problems that can negatively impact the orthotic treatment program. This seminar will address many of those issues and will provide practitioners with innovative solutions to promote the best outcomes for their patients.

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Live Seminars & Workshops

  • Orthomerica Whole Limb Solutions for Diabetic Limb Salvage – 5.75 (S) CEUs
  • Orthotic Design Concepts for Charcot Foot Syndrome and Diabetic Foot Ulcers (certification course) – 7.5 (S) CEUs
  • Orthotic Management for Adult & Pediatric Patients Featuring the Spectrum and Fuzion Product Lines – 3 (S) CEUs
  • Orthotic Design Options for Heightened Sensitive Patients – 2 (S) CEUs
  • The Full Spectrum – Orthotic Management for Adult Patients Featuring the Spectrum Product Line – 2 (S) CEUs
  • Cranial Products Clinical Overview – 8.25 (S) CEUs
  • STARscanner Laser Data Acquisition System Training – 7.5 (S) CEUs
  • SmartSoc Prosthetic Scanning Solutions and Diagnostic Sockets – 2.5 (S) CEUs
Your partnership and collaboration are essential to us. Orthomerica is happy to offer private workshops and presentations for our active customers.