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OPCA 2010 - Clinical Applications of Lower Extremity Foot Orthoses

Credits: 4
Hours/Week: Lecture NoneLab None
Course Description: This course concentrates on the effects of disease, trauma and malformation of the foot complex related to functional loss in the foot and ankle. The students will design, fabricate, and fit functional and supportive orthotic devices. The student will formulate a treatment plan based on patient evaluation.
MnTC Goals

Prerequisite(s): OPCA 1095  with a grade of C or higher or instructor consent and BIOL 1020  and PHYS 1020  with a grade of C or higher. Assessment score placement in ENGL 1021  or completion of ENGL 0090  with a grade of C or higher, and assessment score placement in RDNG 1000  or completion of RDNG 0900  or RDNG 0950  with a grade of C or higher.
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: None

Major Content
  1. Major pathologies of the lower limb
    1. describe major pathologies
    2. impact on gait
  2. Formulate a treatment plan
    1. evaluation of the foot and ankle
    2. gait assessment
    3. obtain a foot impression
    4. evaluate footwear
  3. Design functional and supportive orthotics
    1. model rectification
    2. material selection
  4. Fabricate functional and supportive orthotics
    1. accommodative orthosis
    2. functional orthosis
    3. supportive orthosis
    4. university of California Berkeley/Biomechanics Lab (UCBL)
  5. Fit functional and supportive orthotics
    1. fit orthosis to footwear
    2. optimize function
    3. clinical selection, application, and construction of footwear

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

  1. describe the major pathologies of the foot and ankle.
  2. design functional and supportive orthotics.
  3. fabricate functional and supportive orthotics.
  4. fit functional and supportive orthotics.
  5. formulate a treatment plan.

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