Hands-on Orthotics – Fort Wayne, IN

Hands-on Orthotics - Fort Wayne, IN 

Date: March 9-10, 2024 (Two-day course)

Time: 8 am – 5:00 pm each day

Indiana Physical Therapy
4315 Lahmeyer Road
Fort Wayne, IN 45815

Sally Roscetti, OTR, CHT

Course Description:
Hands-on Orthotics is a lab-intensive, customized course designed to improve orthotic fabrication skills. This course is open to any level of practitioners/hand therapists, including beginner to intermediate/advanced. This course is ideal for both new graduates and/or those just starting in hand and upper extremity therapy as well as seasoned hand therapists looking to learn/build their orthotics skill set and knowledge. Participants receive a digital course manual, and orthoses are customized according to the class.

Course Objectives:

  1. Course participants will demonstrate ability to fabricate several custom orthoses
  2. Course participants will identify indications/contraindications of the orthoses shown below
  3. Course participants will demonstrate knowledge of practical applications of orthoses

Orthoses To Be Fabricated:   (tentative list subject to change)

  1. Elbow turnbuckle
  2. MP arthroplasty
  3. Radial nerve palsy
  4. Static progressive forearm rotation
  5. Static progressive PIP flexion
  6. Static progressive PIP extension
  7. Static progressive wrist extension

Registration Fee:
Members $450
Non-Members $510

Continuing Education Credit:
The course has been approved for 16 contact hours, or 1.6 CEUS, from the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) and the Board of Certification of Certified Athletic Trainers (BOC-ATC).

Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Limited enrollment is planned to ensure quality of course and ample instructor-participant attention. Cancellation of registration up to two weeks prior to course date will result in a refund minus a $50 cancellation fee. THERE WILL BE NO REFUNDS AFTER THIS ESTABLISHED DEADLINE. It is the responsibility of the registrant to notify ASHT of cancellation in writing or by email to education@asht.org. Refunds will be issued within 30 days of notification. In the unlikely event that a course is canceled, ASHT will provide full refund of the registration fee only.

All grievances may be directed to the ASHT Education Division by sending an email to education@asht.org.

For further information or questions regarding this course, contact education@asht.org

Sally Roscetti, OTR, CHT

Sally first developed an interest in hand therapy while working on her degree in Occupational Therapy from Indiana University. She received her formal training in hand therapy at the Indiana Hand to Shoulder Center in Indianapolis and became a Certified Hand Therapist in 1995. Over the years she has had the opportunity to train and work side by side with some of the world’s most talented hand surgeons and hand therapists. She began lecturing in 1990 and since then has been a regular faculty member at Hand Care, a biannual hand and upper extremity meeting held in Indianapolis.

Sally is a contributing author to The Diagnosis and Treatment Manual For Physicians and Therapists and enjoys mentoring therapists new to the field of hand therapy. As a senior therapist and clinical supervisor she assisted in the training and mentoring of dozens of hand fellows and hand therapists. Always eager to expand her knowledge, Sally has also worked on site at businesses providing ergonomic and injury prevention advice, and has lectured to private clubs and groups about preventing hand and upper extremity injuries. Currently, Sally works at Community Health Network and lives in Indianapolis with her husband, daughter and two dogs.