Pediatric Orthotics: Providing Optimal Care for Patients with Cerebral Palsy

Pediatric Education Symposium

Date and Time

September 8, 2022
12–1 p.m. CT


Virtual Event

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)

Course Syllabus

Accreditation Status


Cerebral Palsy (CP) is the most common motor disability in childhood. It is a condition caused by damage to the developing brain and affects a person’s ability to control his or her muscles. The symptoms of cerebral palsy vary from person to person, and orthotic devices (braces) are used with children to assist or control movement.

For this session, we cover a basic overview of cerebral palsy, sample treatment plans, and how to set up optimal goals for each individual patient. We will also provide healthcare teams with the understanding of how to translate a prescription into an orthotic intervention while providing insights into Rx interpretation, design, fabrication, and fitting of the lower limb orthoses.   


Upon completion of this program, participants should be able to:

  1. List the patient evaluation process for children with CP and lower limb orthotic intervention
  2. Set expectations and make key decisions for optimal rehabilitation plans
  3. Describe the casting, fabrication, fitting, and tuning process
  4. Analyze cases and propose optimal care plans based on patient presentation