Improving Quality of Life through Limb Loss Care

Program Description:
This two-day interactive workshop will be educational for therapists who provide care for limb loss patients. By bringing patients together with local Physical/Occupational Therapists, Prosthetists, and Medical Residents, real world experience and feedback on practical uses of a prosthetic device will help to empower the care team.

Our first day of the event will begin with education around technology trends, an overview of gait deviations before moving onto an interactive session focused on lower limb loss patients, and rounding out the day with documentation standards to help improve every aspect of the care process. The interactive session will partner therapists with patients, prosthetists and medical residents to cover gait training, strengthening exercises and overcoming obstacles in the environment. Residents, therapists and patients will take back practical skills helping them succeed in their daily lives.

The second day of the event will focus on upper limb loss patients and provide technological updates in prosthetic solutions and surgical techniques.

The therapists role in prosthetic training will be discussed to assist with the understanding of how to integrate these new technologies into daily activities for upper limb prosthetic users.  An interactive lab focusing on functional skills will allow for more hands on awareness of how upper limb prosthetic components work and can be integrated into daily tasks.  Attendees will be informed of resources available for psychological support, peer support and mentorship so that they can assist their patients in a positive outcome.

Michelle Denning, PT, MHSA
Derek Masden, MD
Suzi Vicino, Director of Utilization Management Services
Brian Monroe, CPO
Amy Todd, MS, OTR/L, CHT
Ben Higgs, CPO

Day 1: Saturday, September 21, 2019 
Day 2: Sunday, September 22, 2019 
Check-in Day 1: 7:00 - 8:00 am
Check-in Day 2: 7:00 - 8:00 am
Day 1: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Day 2: 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Medstar Good Samaritan Hospital
                Parker Conference Room
                5601 Loch Raven Blvd.
City, State, Zip: Baltimore, MD 21239
Standard Registration: $75
            *Medstar Therapists, please use code for free registration. 

Continuing Education Requirements and Credits

All attendees are required to sign in and out at the beginning and end of the course. Throughout the presentation, learning outcomes will be assessed through instructor interaction and attendee participation. Participation and verbal responses to Q&A are required, unless a written assessment is required by an applicable approving State Board or Organization. Licensees attending need to receive a certificate of course completion and course syllabus. Up to 13 contact hours available for OT/OTA. Contact hours for Physical Therapists are pending board approval. For more information on Hanger Clinic's accreditation status, please visit us at
Special Requests
Hanger Clinic Strives to make our learning environments fully accessible and want to provide our guests with an opportunity to identify special needs in advance of the course. 
Please contact Michelle Denning, PT, MHSA at 202-258-4385 or
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Discussion Questions

There will be an organized break out session where attendees will get the opportunity to discuss and collaborate with fellow colleagues. In an effort to have an organized and productive session, we ask that you answer the following two questions. All answers will remain anonymous. Thank you.