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OPCA 1020 - Foot Orthosis Fabrication and Shoe Modifications

Credits: 3
Hours/Week: Lecture NoneLab None
Course Description: This hands-on laboratory experience focuses on repairing and modifying shoes, correcting tracings of the lower limb, fabricating stirrups, and attaching them to the patients shoes. The student will also fabricate custom-molded foot orthoses to control and support the patients foot.
MnTC Goals

Prerequisite(s): OPCA 1010  or concurrent enrollment.
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: None

Major Content
  1. Foot Orthosis to support the foot
    1. negative foot impressions
    2. positive foot models
    3. forming foot orthosis material over positive models
    4. foot orthosis trim lines
    5. fitting foot orthoses in shoes
  2. Shoe structures and components
    1. shoe structures
    2. shoe components
    3. types of heels
    4. heel nail characteristics
  3. Modify orthopedic shoes to a specific prescription.
    1. apply various types heels
    2. apply and finishing wedges
    3. apply crepe build-ups
  4. Lower-limb tracings
    1. lower-limb orthometry form
    2. procedure for lower-limb tracing
  5. Stirrups to orthopedic shoes fabrication and attachment
    1. stirrup placement diagrams
    2. layout of solid stirrups
    3. layout of split stirrups
    4. attachment to shoe

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course students will be able to:

  1. correct tracings of the lower limb.
  2. fabricate and attach stirrups to orthopedic shoes.
  3. fabricate foot orthoses to support the foot.
  4. modify orthopedic shoes to a specific prescription.

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