Conference
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Sep
23
Mon
MSK Foot & Ankle: Holistic Management and Treatment Strategies @ DLC Smart Centre
Sep 23 – Sep 24 all-day

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 Edinburgh Booking Form

Oct
16
Wed
An Introduction to SDR @ Village Leeds South Hotel
Oct 16 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

An introduction to selective dorsal rhizotomy (SDR)

A range of speakers will deliver sessions that give an overview of the management of cerebral palsy with SDR surgery. Sessions will include an introduction to the surgical treatment, physiotherapy input, patient selection, outcomes with gait analysis data, orthopaedic implications and orthotic management.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Surgical aims of SDR
  • Eligibility criteria and how to refer
  • Selection process for SDR- who is a suitable candidate
  • Pre-op preparation
  • Post-op rehabilitation
  • Orthopaedic implications
  • Orthotic management

 

Please download the flyer for further information and booking details: SDR booking form 2019

Nov
16
Sat
A Biomechanical Approach to Treatment and Early Gait Re-education Following Stroke and use of Casts as Short Term Orthoses @ Northwick Park Hospital
Nov 16 all-day

A Biomechanical approach to treatment and early gait re-education following stroke and use of casts as short-term orthoses.
This course considers the overall impact of biomechanical alignment on gait re-education following stroke. Why it is essential to motor learning and how it can be considered within a therapy programme. An assessment method will be presented along with a means of adopting the principles as soon as the patient is on their feet when appropriate. This course will be of use to any therapist involved or wishing to be involved in early gait rehabilitation following stroke. The presenters are an experienced physiotherapist and orthotist who have implemented this technique over many years. The course will include practical application of a cast and a patient demonstration.

Please download the flyer for further information and booking details: A Biomechanical Approach to Treatment and Early Gait Re-education Following Stroke and use of Casts as Short Term Orthoses Booking Form

Nov
27
Wed
KAFO “In a perfect world” @ Bowley Close Rehabilitation Centre
Nov 27 – Nov 28 all-day

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.
Aims:
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 London Booking Form

Nov
30
Sat
A Biomechanical Approach to Treatment and Early Gait Re-education Following Stroke and use of Casts as Short Term Orthoses @ Venue TBC, Newcastle
Nov 30 all-day

A Biomechanical approach to treatment and early gait re-education following stroke and use of casts as short-term orthoses.
This course considers the overall impact of biomechanical alignment on gait re-education following stroke. Why it is essential to motor learning and how it can be considered within a therapy programme. An assessment method will be presented along with a means of adopting the principles as soon as the patient is on their feet when appropriate. This course will be of use to any therapist involved or wishing to be involved in early gait rehabilitation following stroke. The presenters are an experienced physiotherapist and orthotist who have implemented this technique over many years. The course will include practical application of a cast and a patient demonstration.

Please download the flyer for further information and booking details: A Biomechanical Approach to Treatment and Early Gait Re-education Following Stroke and use of Casts as Short Term Orthoses Booking Form