This two-day workshop is designed for healthcare professionals who care for lower extremity amputees. The first day of this course will provide an overview of lower extremity terminology and statistics; prosthetic components; and how to classify a patient’s potential mobility based on the Medicare K-level system. Participants will be guided through the prosthetic fitting process and rehabilitation training with the ultimate goal of improved patient education and outcomes in mind.
The second day of this course will focus on prosthetic treatment strategies, and will give participants the resources needed to properly educate their patients. Participants will be guided through prosthetic gait requirements and deviations, barriers to rehabilitation; self-reported and performance measures for the patient; and gain insight into parallel bar activities and how to build customized rehabilitation plans.
Jim Scharf, PTA
Jim has been a Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant since 1988. Jim has worked with lower extremity amputee patients throughout his career, and currently serves as a gait specialist and prosthetic trainer for Hanger Clinic.
Dates: May 17, 2019 and May 18, 2019
May 17, 2019
Check-in: 12:30 pm
Programming: 1:00 pm -5:00 pm
May 18, 2019
Check-in: 7:30 am
Programming: 8:00 am -5:00 pm
Location: Crowne Plaza, Lansing West
925 South Creyts Rd.
City, State, Zip: Lansing, MI 48917
A number of hotel rooms will be blocked off for event attendees. For room reservations, please call Crown Plaza directly at 517.323.7100.
Standard Registration: $120
Registration fee includes continental breakfast and full lunch on Saturday, and refreshments at class breaks.