Best Practices for the Successful Rehabilitation of an Amputee

Course Summary: 
This course will introduce you to immediate postoperative care, advancements in technology, the importance of a multidisciplinary approach, and the benefits of patient advocates. At the conclusion of the course, participants will have a thorough understanding of the multidisciplinary approach to amputee rehabilitation including postoperative care, componentry selection of technology, and ways in which a peer mentor can help to improve outcomes.
  • Immediate postoperative care for the amputee
  • Advancements in technology
  • Importance of a multi-disciplinary approach
  • The role of the patient advocate
Course Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to: 1) appraise and practice appropriate prosthetic management of bilateral transfemoral amputees and management of congenital limb deficiencies; 2) appraise and practice appropriate socket fit and assessment techniques that will have the greatest benefit for the prosthetic patient; 3) identify and evaluate common prosthetic gait anomalies then select appropriate treatments and solutions for their prosthetic patients; 4) identify their own patient’s ability or potential for ambulation with variable cadence; 5) compare and analyze his/her own patient’s physical limitation as well as their potential abilities; and 6) articulate treatment goals based on the testimony of the course speaker.
Matt Luetke, CPO & Tim Miller, CPO

Date: August 27, 2019 
Check-in and Dinner: 4:15 pm - 5:00 pm
Programming: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Event Center at Rhythum City Casino Resort
            7077 Elmore Avenue 
City, State, Zip: Davenport, IA 52807
Standard Registration: $40
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. The State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation has approved Hanger Clinic as a Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor: 216.000289. Up to 4 contact hours available for PT/PTA, OT/OTA, and RNs. 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 Judd Hardcastle at or 515.505.4818. 
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