This three hour presentation highlights prosthetic options and the key components of preprosthetic and postprosthetic management of the upper limb amputee. Participants will be guided through a prosthetic training protocol. Topics covered include prosthetic options, edema control, desensitization, mirror therapy, myosite testing and training, prepositioning/proportional control of the terminal device, and bimanual skills training. The partnership between the therapist and prosthetist will be highlighted as this is critical in providing a person with the most functional prosthesis. Live demonstration by patient model.
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to: 1) identify and implement the key components of preprosthetic and prosthetic training in the rehabilitation of the upper limb amputee; 2) discuss the importance of psychological support in the grieving process; 3) discuss prosthetic options and identify functional differences between electrically powered and body powered prostheses; 4) understand why communication between therapist and prosthetist is critical in providing the patient with the most functional prosthesis.
Clinical Therapy Specalist, Upper Limb Prosthetic Program: Amy Todd, MS, OTR/L, CHT
Date: September 30, 2019
Check-in: 5:00 pm
Programming: 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Bravo! Knapp's Crossing
2078 East Beltline Ave. NE
City, State, Zip: Grand Rapids, MI 49525
Standard Registration: FREE