Hands-on Orthotics – Kansas City, MO

Hands-on Orthotics - Kansas City, MO

Date: May 4-5, 2024

Time: 8 am – 5:00 pm each day

The Weston Kansas City at Crown Center
1 East Pershing Road
Kansas City, MO 64108

Stephanie Strouse, OTD, OTR/L, CHT; Cara Smith, PT, DPT, CHT; Tara Ruppert, OTD, OTR/L, CHT

Course Description:

Looking to improve your orthotic fabrication skills?
Don't miss our NEW, two-day Hands-on Orthotics workshop!

This in-person regional course is open to any skill level from the novice to those with experience who would like a refresher (Basic, Intermediate & Advanced). The course is lab intensive, but will also include lecture to take your orthotic fabrication expertise to the next level.

Orthoses fabricated will range from static to static progressive and incorporate treatment protocols for post-surgical treatment commonly seen in outpatient and inpatient clinics. Instructors will be available throughout the course to guide and assist you with this “hands-on” experience. 

The intended audience for this course is OTs, OTAs, PTs & PTAs.

Course Objectives:

  1. To understand anatomical precautions when fabricating static, static progressive, and dynamic orthoses
  2. To understand tissue healing in reference to implementing an orthosis into patient care and understanding what factors can negatively influence the healing process
  3. To understand the mechanical principles pertaining to the fabrication of orthoses
  4. To state what equipment and materials are essential to the process of orthosis fabrication
  5. To be able to fabricate orthoses using various mediums including thermoplastic material, neoprene, casting material and elastic taping

Orthoses To Be Fabricated:   

  1. Dorsal wrist orthosis
  2. Ulnar gutter orthosis
  3. Hand-based CMC boost orthosis
  4. Volar thumb spica
  5. Dorsal block orthosis for flexor tendon laceration
  6. Hand orthosis after FPL laceration
  7. Static progressive MP flexion orthosis for the stiff hand
  8. Dorsal block casting for mobilization
  9. MP block cast for PIP/DIP flexion
  10. Radial nerve orthosis
  11. Digit orthoses including mallet, figure 8, hand-based ulnar nerve
  12. Low profile positioning orthosis for the arthritic thumb
  13. Static progressive elbow extension orthosis
  14. Static progressive forearm rotation orthosis
  15. Orthosis s/p MCP joint replacement
  16. Fabricating a neoprene wrist wrap

Registration Fee:
Members $450
Non-Members $560

Continuing Education Units (Occupational Therapists & Athletic Trainers)
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).

Continuing Competence Units (Physical Therapists) 
The course is pending approval in the state of Missouri for physical therapists, for 16 continuing competence units.  

Hotel Information - Learn More/Book Your Room!
A hotel room block at The Weston Kansas City at Crown Center is available through April 18th (EXTENDED FROM APRIL 12TH) so please book your room now!

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