Orthotic Applications in Sports Medicine


This one hour introductory level course for PT/PTA, OT/OTA, RN, SW, Case Managers and other health care professionals will identify the most common injuries and orthotic treatment methods for the ankle, knee, elbow and shoulder. Focus will be on the patient evaluation process and the various orthotic options to ensure the appropriate orthosis is utilized to maximize stability, function and rehabilitation outcomes.

Course Syllabus

Course Handout

Course Evaluation

Course Objectives

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

  • Describe the design principles of sport orthoses
  • Compare/contrast the indications and contraindications for various orthoses
  • Identify various components and materials used in the fabrication of sport orthoses
  • Compare/contrast the clinical indications for various sport orthosis designs
  • Explain the process of proper orthotic device delivery, therapy training and long term outcomes

AOTA Classification Codes

  • Domain of OT: Areas of occupation; activity demands
  • OT Process: Intervention

Hanger Clinic is an AOTA approved provider of occupational therapy continuing education. This course has been approved for 1.0 CE Contact Hours. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. AOTA APP No: 8417.

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