Course Series - Success Starts Early

A Mini-Series on Restoring and Maximizing Mobility for Patients with Lower Limb Loss

An introductory-level series for Allied Health Professionals

Description

As patients transition into nursing facilities following amputation surgery, empowering the entire healthcare team with education is an important first step in ensuring a positive outcome.

Studies show that restoring and maximizing mobility increases the overall quality of life and satisfaction for patients with lower limb loss. The goal of this series is to ensure you are equipped with the tools to identify the specific needs of each individual patient and to prepare patients for a holistic care plan that includes pre-and post-prosthetic rehabilitation.

Featuring experts in physical therapy and prosthetic clinical care, this five-part webinar series will include lectures and virtual lab activities designed to increase your comfort when working with patients with lower limb amputations.

Sessions within this series complement each other, and it is highly suggested that you take each one sequentially.

Course Series Syllabus

Audience

Physical Therapists, Nurses, Case Managers and others who provide care for patients with limb loss who may be transitioning into nursing facilities*

*Topics are still applicable for providers not providing care in that setting; however, some of the content may be geared toward that patient population.

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Course Details and Objectives

[Success Starts Early 101] Trends in Prosthetic Rehabilitation: From Terminology to Technology

Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

  • List communication strategies to help you discuss goal setting with patients
  • Outline prosthetic technology, including componentry as it relates to specific goals set by you and your patient

[Success Starts Early 102] Pre-Prosthetic Rehabilitation Program Planning

Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

  • Identify the unique care needs of each patient that best prepares them for prosthetic rehabilitation and restored mobility
  • Describe options for residual limb care based on the presentation of the patient

[Success Starts Early 103] Post-Prosthetic Rehabilitation Program Planning

Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

  • Assess musculoskeletal movement strategies of patients with amputations and formulate unique rehabilitation protocols
  • Analyze gait and employ balance techniques to support patient outcomes

[Success Starts Early 104] Achieving Patient Success Today and in the Future

Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

  • List techniques to ensure the best fit of a prosthesis that will help maximize mobility, including when and how to partner with your patients’ prosthetist.
  • Describe relevant objective measures and explain how objective measures relate to clinical practice, patient performance, and ongoing prosthetic mobility
  • Summarize an effective plan for discharge that is specific to your patient needs

[Success Starts Early 105] Virtual Prosthetic Rehabilitation Lab

Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

  • Employ exercise techniques to challenge and improve a patient’s balance and movement strategies
  • Analyze real-world patient assessments, and provide feedback to instructors throughout

Speakers


Jason Meints, PT, DPT

Jason is a licensed physical therapist who specializes in limb loss rehabilitation and gait training. Jason graduated with a doctorate in physical therapy from the University of Des Moines and is currently practicing at Hanger Clinic in Omaha, NE.


Darren Stoop, PT, DPT, NSCA-CPT

Darren is a licensed physical therapist who specializes in limb loss rehabilitation and gait training. Darren graduated with a doctorate in physical therapy from Creighton University in Omaha, NE and is currently practicing at Hanger Clinic in Omaha, NE.


AOTA Classification Codes

  • ADL: Functional mobility, personal device care, personal hygiene
  • IADL: Community mobility, health management and maintenance