Conference
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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