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ORTE 1040 - Foot Orthosis Fabrication and Shoe Modification/Repair

Credits: 3
Hours/Week: Lecture 1Lab 4
Course Description: This course covers the biomechanical principles of the foot and ankle as they respond to the effects of shoe modification and external forces generated by the application of an orthotic device. This hands-on laboratory experience focuses on repairing and modifying prescription orthopedic shoes along with fabricating prescribed custom-molded foot orthoses to control and support the structure of the foot.
MnTC Goals

Prerequisite(s): ORTE 1030  or concurrently enrolled.
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: None

Major Content
  1. A. Orthopedic prescriptions interpretation
  2. B. Lower-limb anatomy and biomechanics
    1. ankle structures
    2. normal ankle range motion
    3. foot structures
    4. normal foot structure range motion
  3. C. Shoe structures and components
    1. shoe structures
    2. shoe components
    3. types of heels
    4. heel nail characteristics
  4. D. Foot Orthosis to support the plantar surface
    1. hands-on and computer-assisted technology
    2. negative foot impressions
    3. positive foot models
    4. forming foot orthosis material over positive models
    5. foot orthosis trim lines
    6. fitting foot orthoses in shoes
  5. E. Orthopedic shoes to prescription
    1. various types heels
    2. heel wedges
    3. sole wedges
    4. crepe build-ups (.5 inch and 1.5 inch)
    5. heel flare to shoe
    6. buttress to shoe

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

  1. A. identify basic lower-limb anatomy and biomechanics.
  2. B. apply modification to the model of the foot using plaster and CAD/CAM.
  3. C. fabricate foot orthosis to support of the foot.
  4. D. identify appropriate corrective/therapeutic shoe structures and components.
  5. E. modify orthopedic shoes to a specific prescription.

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