Pediatric Prosthetics: Optimizing Prosthetic Design to Improve Patient Outcomes
Date and Time
Course Level: Introductory
Target Audience: PT, OT, RN, CM, and others providing care for pediatric patients requiring prosthetic care (CE); MD (non-CE)
CE Contact Hours: 1 hour (60 Minutes)
This second course in the pediatric lower limb prosthetic series will dive deeper into how prosthesis design and componentry selection relate to the patient’s rehabilitation goals. Through interactive case studies, learners will have the opportunity to review optimal care pathways for individual cases as the speaker walks through pediatric-specific timelines from evaluation to delivery.
Upon completion of this program, participants should be able to:
- List basic componentry and considerations when developing a care plan for the pediatric prosthetic amputee
- List steps for an optimal prosthetic evaluation process and its function in prosthetic design
- Identify various types of running blades/sport-specific design prosthetics
- Discuss potential prosthetic solutions for various case presentations
Shannon O’Shea, CPO
Area Clinic Manager and National Clinical Specialist, Pediatrics
Shannon is a Kansas City-based Clinician, Area Clinic Manager and National Clinical Specialist, Pediatrics. She provides orthotic care to children with a wide variety of diagnoses.
Jillian Okimoto, CPO
Jillian is an ABC-certified prosthetist/orthotist for Hanger Clinic in Phoenix, Arizona. With more than 12 years of experience, Jillian specializes in custom-fitting lower extremity prosthetics for pediatric patients, microprocessor feet, microprocessor knees, and sport-specific/running prosthetics.
Drew Schieber, CPO
Drew is an ABC-certified prosthetist/orthotist for Hanger Clinic in Kansas City, Missouri with over a decade of experience, specializing in scoliosis, orthotic management of spina bifida and cerebral palsy, pediatric prosthetics, and infant cranial asymmetry. Drew loves making a positive impact in a patient’s life.
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