Hands-on Orthotics – Butler, MO

Hands-on Orthotics - Butler, MO 

Date: July 29, 2023

Time: 8 am – 5:00 pm

Bates County Memorial Hospital
615 W. Nursery Street
Butler, MO 64730

Course Location:  Education Center - on east side of hospital

Tara Ruppert, OTD, OTR/L, CHT

Course Description:
Hands-on Orthotics is a lab-intensive, customized course designed to improve orthotic fabrication skills. This course is for beginner to intermediate practitioners/hand therapists. 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 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:   

  1. Muenster
  2. Static progressive PIP flexion
  3. Static progressive PIP extension 
  4. Radial nerve palsy
  5. Serial casting (PIP joint and MP block)

Registration Fee:
Members $280
Non-Members $325

Continuing Education Credit:
The course has been approved for 8 contact hours, or 0.8 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