OPCA 2040 - Clinical Applications of Spinal Orthoses
Hours/Week: Lecture None Lab None
Course Description: This course focuses on the identification of spinal anatomy and pathologies to formulate a spinal orthotic treatment plan. Content includes measurement acquisition, shape-capturing techniques, and fitting of pre-made and custom-fabricated spinal orthoses. Course projects concentrate on specific fitting criteria and orthosis selection to achieve functional biomechanical control of the affected trunk segments.
Prerequisite(s): Instructor consent
1. Spinal pathologies
- related anatomy
- biomechanics of the spine
- pathologies impacting the spine
- functional loss
2. Treatment plan formulation
- evaluate findings
- synthesize patient information
- design spinal orthoses
- communicate with team, patient, caregivers
3. Implement a treatment plan
- orthometry form
- differentiate design criteria
- shape-capturing techniques
- fitting criteria
- biomechanical assessment
At the end of this course students will be able to:
- identify spinal pathologies.
- formulate a spinal orthotic treatment plan.
- implement a spinal orthotic treatment plan.
Competency 1 (1-6)
Competency 2 (7-10)
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