Prosthetic Symposium: Successful Rehabilitation of the Upper Limb Amputee

Course Summary: 
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.
Course Objectives:
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
Dinner provided. 

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. Attendees should receive a course packet and certificate of completion to keep for their records. Up to 3 contact hours available for PT,PTA; OT/OTA; and RN. For more information on Hanger Clinic's accreditation status, please visit us at
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