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Pre-Prosthetic Management and Introduction to Prosthetics

Online Course: Lower Limb Amputee Pre-Prosthetic Management and Introduction to Prosthetics

Learn about the relationship between rehabilitation and prosthetics

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International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

The ICRC is a humanitarian organization based in Geneva, Switzerland, and a three-time Nobel Prize Laureate.

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The loss of a lower limb has severe implications for a person’s mobility, and ability to perform activities of daily living. This negatively impacts on a person's participation and integration into society. Prosthetic rehabilitation is a complex task that ideally requires input from an interdisciplinary rehabilitation team. This is the third course in a series and will cover all the aspects of pre-prosthetic rehabilitation and what therapists should know about prosthetics. You will learn more about outcome measures, pre-fitting physiotherapy management techniques, including bed mobility and transfers, stump/residuum management, musculoskeletal considerations and patient education. You will also be introduced to the different kinds of prostheses available, their component parts, fabrication and fitting.


The aim of this course is to expand your knowledge of the pre-prosthetic rehabilitation phase and outcome measures as well as give you an overview of prosthetics and how they influence rehabilitation.


This course is made up of videos, reading, forum posts and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:

  1. Pre-Fitting Management
  2. Outcome Measures
  3. Lower Limb Prosthetics

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This course is aimed at Physiotherapy and Physical Therapy clinicians, students and assistants. Other interested professionals such as athletic trainers, occupational therapists, nurses or medical doctors interested in this subject are also invited to participate.

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