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PEDO 1070 - Clinical Applications of Prefabricated Ankle-Foot Orthoses

Credits: 3
Hours/Week: Lecture 2Lab 2
Course Description: This course will cover human gait and the biomechanics of gait.  Students will also study human anatomy and pathologies that relate to the lower extremities.  Students will select and fit all classifications of prefabricated A.F.O. devices to these pathologies as it relates to the pedorthic scope of practice.
MnTC Goals

Prerequisite(s): Assessment score placement in RDNG 0950  or above, or completion of RDNG 0900  with a grade of C or higher. PEDO 1060  or concurrent enrollment.  MN Human Services background study with no restrictions will be required.
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: None

Major Content
1. Patient Evaluation

  1. evaluation methods
  2. biomechanics and pathomechanics of the lower limb
  3. ankle foot orthosis (AFO) prescription related to the scope of pedorthic practice

2. Treatment Plan

  1. interpret evaluation
  2. develop comprehensive treatment plan
    1. night splint
    2. boot type AFO

3. Implementation of the Treatment Plan

  1. measurement acquisition and size selection
  2. fitting assessment
  3. modifications to optimize fit and function
  4. gait assessment
  5. documentation

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

  • describe human gait and biomechanics of the foot and ankle.
  • evaluate patient’s foot and ankle.
  • formulate a treatment plan.
  • implement the treatment plan

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