Primer on the Orthotic Trauma Patient


This introductory one hour course for PT/PTA, OT/OTA, RN, and Case Managers presents an overview of orthotic management for the trauma patient. The course will discuss fracture management of the extremities and spine as well as traumatic injuries due to burns. The overall objective is to educate and familiarize attendees to various orthotic management solutions, the importance of the health care team, and patient support resources to provide you with optimal care solutions for your trauma patients.

Course Syllabus

Course Handout

Course Objectives

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

  • Outline orthotic treatments for traumatic injuries including spinal and lower limb fractures
  • Define burn and scar management orthotic techniques
  • Explain the benefits of family and peer support resources
  • Discuss the importance of developing an interdisciplinary healthcare team

AOTA Classification Codes

  • Domain of OT: Client Factors
  • 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.