Outcome Measures in Lower Limb Prosthetics: Empowering through Mobility
By utilizing validated mobility outcomes for lower limb prosthetic patients, health care teams can empower patients to understand and participate in their own care leading to higher satisfaction. This introductory level course designed for PT/PTA’s, OT/OTAs, Nurses and Case Managers teaches on new methodology on collecting outcomes, utilizing the Prosthetic Limb Users Survey of Mobility (PLUS-M) self-reporting instrument. This course ensures the learner understands patient and output research trends, and more specifically, how health care teams can collaborate with physicians and patients alike to improve patient care. The course includes lecture and sample patient case studies to review best practices as a team, and an example of how a large prosthetic care company is using outcomes in everyday care.
Postoperative Prosthetic Modalities for Lower Limb Amputation
There are many immediate and early postoperative prosthetic techniques available. Understanding the various treatment options, as well as their benefits and risks, will allow the most appropriate techniques to be applied to the user with a lower limb amputation as healing progresses. The categories of modalities presented are: soft dressings and compression therapy; removable rigid dressings (RRDs); and non-removable rigid dressings. The presentation ends with a review of important components of the total Rehabilitation Treatment Plan for the individual after a lower limb amputation; including: residual limb pain management; scar mobilization; psychological adjustment; functional mobility; gait training; strengthening, stretching and balance activities; and aspects of patient/family education.
Prosthetic Interventions for the Individual with Partial Hand Loss
The number of options for individuals with partial hand loss has increased in the past decade. This one hour presentation provides occupational and physical therapist treating patients with partial hand loss a detailed overview of the prosthetic options available to them. The focus will be on identifying the advantages and features of these options, and more importantly, identifying which patients will most benefit from these devices.
Patrick Spicer, MD, PhD
Bambi Lombardi, OTR/L
Justin Pfaff, LCPO
Date: September 25, 2019
Check-in: 4:30 pm
Programming: 5:00-8:00 pm
Location: Norris Conference Center
2525 W. Anderson Ln. #365
City, State, Zip: Austin, TX 78757
Standard Registration: FREE.
Dinner will be provided.