Donna enjoys opportunities to educate and teach and has extensive knowledge and experience in Prosthetics and Orthotics
Learning, Acting and Building for Rehabilitation in Health Systems
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An ankle-foot orthosis (AFO) is a specific type of assistive device that, as its name suggests, covers the foot and ankle. There are three main types of AFO: flexible, rigid and jointed. Each device has specific advantages and disadvantages. The orthotist's key goal is to create an apparatus that will ultimately help patients achieve their highest functional level. This means the device should not hinder the patient but provide assistance so that they can achieve their goals.
This course aims to provide learners with an understanding of the process of creating ankle-foot orthoses and the criteria for prescribing these assistive devices.
This course is made up of videos, reading, discussions and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:
- Reading activity
This course is aimed at rehabilitation professionals, students and assistants including but not limited to Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Therapists, Rehabilitation Doctors, Rehabilitation Nurses, Prosthetists, Orthotists, Psychologists, Audiologists, Dietetics, Social Workers. Community Health Workers, Nurses or Medical Doctors interested in this subject are also invited to participate.