Orthoses For Mobilization Workshop

Touro College School of Health Sciences
320 West 31st Street, NY, NY 10001
Who:
School of Health Sciences
When:
January 6, 2019, 8:00 AM - January 6, 2019, 5:00 PM
Where:
Touro College School of Health Sciences
320 West 31st Street, NY, NY 10001
Contact:

Questions? Contact Marissa Esposito at Marissa.Esposito@Touro.edu

Touro College SHS and Orfit have teamed up to present an orthotic fabrication workshop featuring mobilization orthoses for the upper extremity. Attendees will earn 0.8 CEU's.

This all-day workshop is appropriate for OT's COTA's, PT's, PTA's and CHT's working with an upper extremity patient caseload and possessing intermediate splinting skills.

The workshop format includes a power point presentation on the principles of orthotic fabrication with discussion of indications for upper extremity orthoses and characteristics of low temperature thermoplastic materials. The lecture will be followed by demonstration of orthotic fabrication and hands-on lab time.

The instructor for this workshop is Debby Schwartz, OTD, OTR/L, CHT, a hand therapist with over 34 years of experience as a practicing clinician. She joined Orfit Industries America to promote product awareness and excellence in orthotic fabrication education. Debby earned her doctorate from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions in 2010 and is an adjunct professor in the Occupational Therapy department at Touro College, NY. 

The fee for this course is $275

Our Alumni and Clinical Instructors receive a $50 discount!

Space is limited, Register today!

Course Outline:

Registration begins at 7:30am
Program begins at 8:00am and concludes at 5:00pm. (Lunch is on your own)

Program includes:

• Orthoses for Mobilization Power Point Presentation
• Demonstration and hands on fabrication of the following:
• Low Profile Radial Nerve Palsy Orthosis
• Dynamic Extensor Tendon Orthosis
• Dart Thrower’s Motion Orthosis
• Finger Orthoses

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Gain understanding of the indications, precautions and contraindications for mobilization orthoses of the upper extremity.
  2. Appreciate the mechanical properties required to fabricate low temperature thermoplastic mobilization orthoses for the upper extremity.
  3. Appreciate the anatomical knowledge base required to fabricate low temperature thermoplastic mobilization orthoses for the upper extremity.
  4. Develop skills in proper selection of orthoses materials for specific orthoses.
  5. Develop skills necessary to successfully fabricate and fit orthoses using several different orthoses materials.
  6. Compare and contrast different outrigger systems.

 Orfit is an Approved Provider of Continuing Education by The American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc. Check out www.orfit.com for information on all Orfit Industries thermoplastic materials. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. 

 Cancellation policy: Touro College School of Health Sciences (SHS) reserves the right to cancel the course if fewer than 10 participants register and will return all payments. In the event of cancellation, SHS will offer a full refund within two weeks of notice of cancellation. SHS is not responsible for reimbursement for any travel related expenses. Participants must also notify SHS regarding cancellation of registration no less than 14 days prior to the workshop for a full refund less $75.00 administrative fees.

Contact Info

Questions? Contact Marissa Esposito at Marissa.Esposito@Touro.edu