Limb loss and difference rehabilitation is a rapidly evolving field, driven simultaneously by novel technology, surgical techniques, rehabilitation protocols and a focused systems and stakeholders approach to enable access to both technology and rehabilitation services. Attendees are invited to participate in this full-day exploration of the innovations and trends in the field of limb care that spans preservation, restoration, rehabilitation and participation.
A multi-disciplinary team of physiatrists, patient advocates, surgeons, prosthetists and therapists will guide attendees through four evidence-based complementary modules, namely, systems, medical, technical and rehabilitation innovations. Cross-modular themes of note include the limb care continuum framework, osseointegration, TMR, cardiovascular physiology, risk modification, microprocessor technology and outcomes, and specialized therapy protocols.
Attendees are expected to leave the course with a comprehensive understanding of the field of limb care as well as innovations and approaches within each discipline, be it therapy, medicine, O&P, patient advocacy, prosthetics or health systems research.
Conceptualize the field of limb preservation and rehabilitation from a systems and stakeholder perspective to promote coordinated care
Understand the latest developments from a surgical, physiologic and medical care perspective for limb loss to guide clinical practices and patient education
Utilize the latest technical / prosthetic innovation knowledge for upper and lower limb loss for guiding componentry prescription and documentation
Incorporate the latest therapy paradigms for upper and lower limb loss into rehabilitation protocols and best functional outcomes