“Osseointegration, targeted muscle reinnervation, micro-processor controlled powered knees, and ankles.” What used to be reserved for science fiction is now a reality in the exciting world of limb loss rehabilitation and restoration. Attendees are invited to participate in this full-day exploration of the innovations and trends currently changing the way healthcare practitioners’ practice. A multi-disciplinary team of physiatrists, surgeons, rehabilitation therapists, prosthetists, and peer mentors will guide attendees on a trip through all of the exciting changes that are happening, and educate attendees on how to properly document, rehabilitate, and interpret the impact of these paradigm shifts. The course is open to all individuals with an interest in the care of persons with limb loss. All professions involved in the care of individuals with limb loss are invited to attend this course and further their training.
Understand the rehabilitation timeline from initial PM&R consult to longterm followup
Conceptualized the what Limb Optimization and Restoration means
Utilize team approach for optimal rehabilitation for people with limb loss.
Understand limb preparation for prosthetic fitting including wound care, shrinking/shaping the residual limb.
Understand how to engage pateints in their rehabilitation with education and training