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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This programme introduces the assessment and prescription of different types of orthoses. An orthosis is an external device that can support, protect and re-align different parts of the body. It can be an off-the-shelf (OTS) device or custom made for the individual user. This programme will explore when, why and where to use an orthosis and the important design features of each device. The use of orthotics should be part of a holistic treatment programme and for optimum outcomes, especially in more complex cases, part of a multi-disciplinary team (MDT) approach.
The aim of this programme is to provide an overview of different types of orthoses, describe the clinical reasoning for prescription and design, and discuss the use of orthotics as part of a holistic rehabilitation programme.
This programme will cover the following topics:
- Introduction to Orthotics
- Introduction to Foot Orthotics
- Orthotic Design for Foot Pathologies
- Introduction to Ankle-Foot Orthoses
- Introduction to Complex Orthoses
- Introduction to Spinal Orthoses
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.