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Prosthetics and Successful Rehabilitation of Upper Limb Amputee

  • Saturday, August 22, 2015
  • 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Baton Rouge Rehab Hospital


  • Price includes one year membership
  • Price includes one year membership.

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Course Description:

This 6 hour presentation highlights prosthetic options and the key components of preprosthetic and postprosthetic management of the upper limb amputee.
Participants will be guided through a prosthetic training protocol. Topics covered include: edema control, desensitization, mirror therapy, myosite testing and training, prepositioning/ proportional control of the terminal device, bimanual skills training and advanced technologies. The partnership between the therapist and prosthetist will be highlighted as
this is critical in providing a person with the most functional prosthesis. Therapists will participate in an interactive demonstration of myosite training and testing and hands on with Upper Limb Prosthetic components.

Course Outline:

Preprosthetic Training:
          Psychological Support
          Edema Control/Limb Shaping
          Desensitization/Scar Massage
          ROM and Strengthening
          Mirror Therapy
Prosthetic Training:
          Mastering the Basics
          Gaining Control (prepositioning and proportional     control)
          Bimanual Skills Training
          Quality of Myoelectric Control
Interactive Lab:
          Myosite testing
          Myosite training
          Terminal device and rotator function
          Socket design
          TMR and Pattern Recognition


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Baton Rouge, LA 70898

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