Orthotic management serves many therapeutic purposes, with the essential function to assist with optimal alignment. Pediatric orthotic management requires an interdisciplinary team approach to maximize each child’s outcome. The team of OT, PT and orthotist needs to consider the materials, the fit, and the adaptability of the device, as well as the individual functional goal of the child. This two day interdisciplinary course will introduce clinicians to evaluation techniques to assist in determining the most appropriate orthotic device for the child and will focus on current trends in orthotic management including assessment and problem solving.Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
Tom DiBello, CO, FAAOP, Regional Director Hanger Clinic holds a Bachelors of Pharmacy Degree from Duquesne University and certificates in Orthotics and Prosthetics from Northwestern University. He has lectured extensively throughout the United States and Mexico as well as Italy, Australia, Southeast Asia and Africa and has authored chapters in two textbooks and two chapters for the new Atlas of Orthotics. He is a past President of the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists and currently serves as the President of the American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association. Tom is Clinical Assistant Professor at the Baylor College of Medicine, Honorary Adjunct Faculty at Texas Women’s University and Chairman of the Advisory Committee of the Baylor College of Medicine Masters Program on Orthotics and Prosthetics.James H. Wynne, CPO, FAAOP has been a certified orthotist/prosthetist for 20 years. He has specialized in pediatric orthotic/prosthetics for the past 15 years, serving as Director of Prosthetics for Boston Brace/National Orthotic Prosthetic Company at Children’s Hospital Boston before assuming the role as Vice President – Director of Education. Jim has written several chapters and authored peer review articles on the conservative treatment of scoliosis as well as lectures both nationally and internationally on the conservative treatment of scoliosis, plagiocephaly, and Cerebral Palsy. He is currently the Sec/Treasure of the American Board for Certification in Orthotics/Prosthetics and Pedorthotics. Patricia Martin, PT, Certified Kinesio Tape Instructor, is currently manager of satellite therapy services at The Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital for Rehabilitation. She specializes in lower extremity biomechanics, splint fabrication, and taping in the treatment of children with orthopedic and neurological involvement. She has over thirty years of experience in private practice, hospital and clinic settings. She has experience in treatment of adults and children with neurological and musculoskeletal issues as well as athletes. She co-authored the book Kinesio Taping in Pediatrics and has written articles on the use of Kinesio Tape in the pediatric population. She is pediatric NDT trained. She has taught pediatric taping and gait courses internationally.Audrey Yasukawa, OT, Certified Kinesio Tape Instructor, is currently Chief of Occupational Therapy at La Rabid Children’s Hospital in Chicago. Audrey served as a pediatric resource clinician at The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. While at RIC, she assisted in the Upper Extremity Botox Clinic, piloted several pediatric research projects and published numerous articles as well as several research studies on casting and taping. She co-authored the book Kinesio Taping in Pediatrics. She is pediatric and adult NDT Trained. Audrey has over 25 years experience working with adult and pediatric patients with a variety of neurological and musculoskeletal diagnoses. She has taught upper extremity casting and taping courses internationally.
8:00 Registration8:30 Influence of Postural Control and the sensory systems 9:00 Developmental Biomechanics and implication for orthotic intervention including consequences of weakness and spasticity.
10:30 Break10:45 Interdisciplinary team approach to pediatric orthotics 11:00 New Concepts in Orthotics including updates and various LE presentation12:00 Lunch1:00 Lower Extremity Orthotics- Interdisciplinary approach to facilitate rehabilitation outcome2:15 Break2:30 Upper Extremity Orthotics3:30 Treatment for torticollis trish4:00 Orthotic management of Deformational Plagiocephaly 5:00 Questions5:30 Close
8:00 Continental breakfast8:30 New concepts in orthotics: Dynamic Movement Orthosis
10:00 Break10:15 Lower extremity-case studies
11:15 DMO trunk/scoliosis jim/trish12:00 lunch1:00 Electrical stimulation and orthotics jim1:45 Assessment of patient using team approach – audrey, trish, tom, jim2:45 Break3:00 Group discussion of assessment3:30 Questions4:00 Close
Wyndham Hotel and Suites Houston Medical Center6800 Main St.Houston, TX 77030713-528-7744Nightly rate: $79Contact: Mary Jane Manshouri713-577-1236
Mtizi Wiggin, MS, PT832-826-6107
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