The prescription of Knee Ankle Foot Orthoses is often seen as a challenge to those unable to build up a breadth and depth of experience, for many reasons.
The manufacture of KAFOs is also fraught with issues, where technical staff are often unable to accrue many aspects of the rationale behind prescription, design, and alignment, and the clinical staff struggle to communicate their needs.
The course aims to address the problems associated with information exchange between professional groups within the industry, and the problems that are compounded through a lack of experience and confidence between both cohorts.
Our aim is to highlight simple steps in the patient journey and technical process that will save time, money and variability in practice and outcome in both clinical and manufacturing terms.
We will try to make up for the fact that we don’t live in a perfect world, so will present many tips and tricks to simply our collective practice.
Please download the flyer for further information and booking details KAFO “In a perfect world” November 2018
This course has been developed to support Orthotists working in the modern NHS. The NHS is streamlining services and trying to reduce the strain on Orthopaedics. AHP’s are increasingly being relied upon to diagnose and treat Musculoskeletal conditions.
Evidence based treatment protocols were developed for Orthotists as part of a national MSK workstream in Scotland and published in Apr 2015. This course has been created to support Orthotists treating MSK conditions in clinical practice.
Please download the flyer for further information and booking details: MSK Coure Flyer Final
BAPO are pleased to announce a brand new two-day course which offers a unique experience through practical dissection of the lower limb. Delegates will work in pairs under the careful guidance of academic staff at the Human Anatomy Resource Centre, University of Liverpool to explore the musculoskeletal, cardiovascular and nervous system of the lower limb.
This event aims to equip clinicians with the knowledge of lower limb anatomy required to effectively treat various pathologies in clinical practice.
In detail delegates will begin the day by attending a lecture delivered by a resident academic to refresh their lower limb knowledge and to learn basic dissection techniques. Following this delegates will be assigned to a lower limb which they will spend the following 2 days dissecting. A hands on dissection will allow a prolonged, layer by layer, study of the lower limb, allowing a much deeper and wider understanding of the anatomical relationships of the various structures. Delegates will be guided by experienced anatomists and will be free to view previously dissected lower limbs and models and anatomical software will also be available to help on the day.
Please download the information flyer for further information and booking details: Lower Limb Dissection November 2018 Flyer
The BAPO course “Assessment, Diagnosis and Treatment of Musculoskeletal Foot and Ankle Problems for Orthotists” was initially developed to support Orthotists working in the modern NHS. The NHS has streamlined services to reduce the strain on Orthopaedics, and AHP’s are increasingly relied upon to diagnose and treat Musculoskeletal conditions.
Evidence based treatment protocols were developed as part of a national MSK work stream in Scotland and published in Apr 2015. The course was created to support Orthotists treating MSK conditions in clinical practice, and ran from 2015-2018, inclusive.
Over this 4-year period, the course expanded and changed with the evidence, such that the content delivered between 2015-2016, was significantly different to that which was delivered between 2017-2018.
Upon reviewing the course content in detail, and at the request of many members of the profession; the course has been renamed and agreement received from OETT to consider reimbursement for those who did not attend the previous course, AND for those who attended the original course between 2015-2016.
Please download the flyer for further information and booking details: MSK Coure Flyer Updated Final