Jan 20, 2021
OPCA 1095 - Orthotic Fitter/Prefabricated Orthoses Credits: 4
Hours/Week: Lecture None Lab None
Course Description: This course will cover human gait and the biomechanics of gait. The student will also study human anatomy and pathologies that relate to the spine, lower and upper extremities. They will learn to select and fit all classifications of prefabricated orthotic devices to these pathologies.
Prerequisite(s): Instructor consent
- Human anatomy
- Gross musculoskeletal anatomy
- Gross neuroanatomy
- Circulatory system
- Basic joint structure and range of motion
- Medical terminology
- Normal human gait
- Normal human locomotion
- Biomechanics of gait
- Gait deviations
- Lower extremity
- Upper extremity
- Patient evaluation and fitting
- Psychology of the disabled
- Examination techniques
- Measurement tools and techniques
- Orthotic forms
- Interpreting referral documents
- Prefabricated orthotic designs
- Fitting, modifying and adjusting prefabricated orthoses
- Evaluating the fit and function of the prefabricated orthoses
- Follow-up plan
At the end of this course students will be able to:
- identify elements and functions of human anatomy.
- discuss principles of human locomotion and determinants of normal and pathological gait.
- describe the major pathologies related to prefabricated orthoses.
- perform patient evaluations, measurements and fittings of prefabricated orthoses.
Competency 1 (1-6)
Competency 2 (7-10)
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