Nina Bondre is a resident prosthetist/orthotist at Dankmeyer in Linthicum, Maryland. She recently graduated from NUPOC with a Master's in Prosthetics & Orthotics. Her interests include research and development in O&P as well as international outreach efforts with the Range of Motion Project.
Easy Outcome Measures to use in Daily Practice
Learn about the importance of implementing outcome measures in daily practice. Outcome measures that can easily be integrated into evaluations and follow-ups will be presented as per how to conduct these assessments and which populations have been validated to use them with. Tests such as the AmpnoPro, AmpPro, 2 minute walk test, 4 step square test, and Timed Up and Go will be presented. Length: 30 minutes
Gerald Stark, MSEM, CPO/L, FAAOP is the Senior Upper Limb Clinical Specialist for Ottobock Healthcare. He holds a Mechanical Engineering degree as well as a Master of Science in Engineering Management. In his 24 year career he has held various administrative positions in Engineering, Clinical Care, Product Development, and Education. Gerry is a former instructor at Northwestern University Prosthetic Orthotic Center in Chicago and continues to serve as a Contributing Faculty Member. He has written and presented numerous topics nationally and internationally. He was recently honored as an “Outstanding Doctoral Student in Learning and Leadership” from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and "Outstanding Clinical Educator" from the AAOP in 2015.
Clinical Considerations of Externally Powered Multi-articulating Prosthetic Hands
Until recently, the upper limb prosthetist has been limited by prehension patterns provided by standard externally powered terminal devices. Of the six types of commonly known hand prehension patterns, only opposition (palmar) grip, that approximated tip and cylindrical grip patterns, were available with hand-type terminal devices, while hook-type devices offered lateral and passive hook prehension. The latest innovations in brushless motor drives and battery technology have permitted a number of new designs that offer independent finger articulation, not only at the MCP (Metacarpal-Phalangeal) joints, but at the PIP (Proximal-Interphalangeal) joints as well as the CMC (Carpal-Metacarpal) positioning of the thumb. These features come with inherent technical limitations to Glove Durability, Grip Strength, Closing Speed, Positional Feedback, and Cosmetic Presentation. Clinical issues have become evident in the early introduction of these devices, which further delineate the functionality and usage of these hands with respect to Control Complexity, Active Thumb Positioning, Lateral/Oppositional Gripping, and Effect of Wrist Adaptation and Rotation.
Jim Lawson is ABC’s Outreach Development Manager and in that role he devotes his time to working with business owners throughout the US, helping them navigate the accreditation process and improve their businesses. He also works with university students preparing them for their residencies and their ABC certification exams. With over 17 years’ experience in partnership building, public outreach, and business development, Jim brings to the O&P profession a unique perspective to help business owners succeed.
2015- Compliance Accreditation Updates and Improving your Business Processes
Are you current in your accreditation compliance? Are you confident that you’ll glide through your next accreditation survey? If you’re not 100% sure you’re covered, then this workshop is for you. Be guided through ABC’s extensive resource of accreditation tools to help you become and remain the best business you can be. You’ll leave this session with a great understanding of:
• The top issues ABC surveyors discover during their surveys and even more importantly, how to avoid them!
• Chart documentation that supports treatment and billing. Make sure you get paid for the services you provide and help defend yourself from audits
• Complying with the standards that apply directly to your practice
• Opportunities for marketing your practice
• Best business practices that will save you time and money
Dennis Janisse, C.Ped is President and CEO of National Pedorthic Services, Inc., a national network of full-service pedorthic facilities with eight locations. In addition to his duties at NPS, Mr. Janisse is a Clinical Assistant Professor in Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Medical College of Wisconsin, and consultant to OHI, Inc. Dennis is presently on the Board of Directors of American Board for Certification in orthotics, prosthetics, and pedorthics. He teaches pedorthics courses at Northwestern University Medical School and the Medical College of Wisconsin. He is past President of the Pedorthic Footwear Association and an honorary member of the American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society. He has written extensively on all aspects of pedorthics, with over 50 publications to his credit and has lectured throughout the United States and the world.
Incorporating SCFO's into Your Practice
Jackie Valdez, CO, FAAOP, Director of O&P Education, Trulife
Jackie has over twenty years experience in the Orthotic & Prosthetic Profession. She is certified by the American Board for Certifications in Orthotics and is a National ABC Orthotic Examiner. She is a Pediatric Specialist, specializing in Cranial Remolding Orthoses, Scoliosis and Pectus Carinatum bracing. She was a Practice Manager for Hanger for over 10 yrs where she was highly trained in insignia and Walkaide. She is a Fellow of the Academy (FAAOP) and is a member of the Gait Society. She attended Century College for O&P and was trained at Gillette Children’s Hospital in St. Paul, Minnesota. Jackie was also certified by the NATA as a Certified Athletic Trainer in 1988.
A New Age Of O&P Care and the use of Gait Analysis to Enhance Clinical Outcomes
Most of us are resistant to new approaches which challenge our long standing practice. The course will use didactic and collaborative teaching methods with formal presentations and hands on teaching of the New Custom Matrix System. Gait analysis using the BTS G-Walk system as well as other low cost gait analysis to increase the efficacy of patient care will be discussed. We will explore how to use new methodologies to enhance documentation of patient progress and outcomes in orthotic care as well as look at the efficacy of our product selection