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Continuing Education Credit Course for Physical Therapists

Preferred Methods of Physical Therapy for Lower Limb Amputee

Saturday November 7th, 2015
7:45am – 5:00pm

Presented by: Nicholas A. LaRaia, PT, DPT, NCS
and
Damon Johncour, BOCP, ABC, CO

Location:
2717 Leighton Ridge Drive, Suite 100, Wake Forest, NC 27587

Cost: $110
CEU Credits: 8.5 contact hours

Agenda

7:45am-8:00am – Registration

8:00am-8:10am – Introductions

8:10am-10:00am
Opening Comments
Background
Morbidity
Phases of Rehab and Post-Op Limb Management

10:00am-10:10am – Break

10:10am-12:00pm
Components of Post-Op PT Evaluation
Evaluation (Lab)
Post-Op Goals

12:00pm-12:30pm – Lunch (Provided)

12:30pm-3:00pm
Prosthetic Componentry (Lab)
Post-Prosthetic Evaluation
Interventions
Transtibial vs Transfemoral Demands

3:00pm-3:10pm – Break

3:10pm-5:00pm
Gait Training
Trouble-Shooting (Lab)
Return to Community/Recreation/Sports

Objectives

  • Know the essential elements of pre-prosthetic PT evaluation and goals
  • Discuss the post-operative best practices for healing and limb health
  • Discuss optimum post-operative / pre-prosthetic exercises
  • Become familiar with prosthetic terminology and componentry
  • Know the essential elements of initial PT evaluation and goals after prosthetic delivery
  • Appreciate the differences between transtibial and transfemoral prosthetic requirements and use
  • Able to initiate and then progress prosthetic gait training and drills
  • Learn to analyze prosthetic problems and gait deviations
  • Discuss psychosocial issues of amputation and return to community, work, and recreation

Directions

From US1 N

  • Turn right onto Burlington Mills Rd.
  • Take the 1st left onto One World Way
  • Take the 1st left onto Unicon Dr.
  • Go past Leighton Ridge Drive and turn in first driveway on left
  • Destination: 2717 Leighton Ridge Dr. Ste 100
From US1 S

  • Turn left onto Burlington Mills Rd.
  • Take the 1st left onto One World Way.
  • Take the 1st left onto Unicon Dr.
  • Go past Leighton Ridge Drive and turn in first driveway on left
  • Destination: 2717 Leighton Ridge Dr. Ste 100