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2017-2018 Course Catalog 
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PEDO 1060 - Clinical Applications of Foot Orthoses

Credits: 3
Hours/Week: Lecture 2Lab 2
Course Description: In this course, the student will look at the effects of disease, trauma and malformation of the foot complex related to functional loss in the foot and ankle.  Students will concentrate on patient evaluation, casting, measurement acquisition, and management skills to design, fabricate, and fit functional and supportive orthotic devices. The student will formulate a treatment plan based on patient evaluation.
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 1050  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. patient assessment procedures
  2. effective communication
  3. documentation

2. Casting and Measurement Techniques

  1. plaster mold
  2. foam impression
  3. scanning 

3. Formulate a Treatment Plan

  1. interpret evaluation
  2. develop comprehensive treatment plan
  3. design pedorthic device

4. Implement the Treatment Plan

  1. modification to model
  2. fabrication of pedorthic device
  3. optimize fit of pedorthic device
  4. gait assessment
  5. documentation

5. Custom Molded Shoes

  1. clinical consideration for use of custom molded shoes
  2. casting and measurement techniques
  3. fitting criteria of custom footwear

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

  • evaluate a patient’s foot and ankle.
  • take impressions for fabrication of foot orthoses.
  • formulate a treatment plan.
  • implement the treatment plan.
  • evaluate a patient for custom shoes.

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