Education → 1. Intro to Dynamic Bracing

Course 2 | Brace Selection

Learn practical, real life clinical skills to help you choose the best style of DAFO for your patient. Includes an overview of the DAFO Guide to Brace Selection, a handy resource tool you can use in helping you evaluate pediatric patients for bracing: choose a patient group, determine the patient’s level of involvement, and see the suggested brace styles that will best meet the patient’s needs.

Upon completion of this course, you will:
Know which gait deviations can be addressed through the use of custom Dafo orthoses.
Be able to use the DAFO Guide to choose a level of support appropriate to meet the needs and goals of a patient.
Be able to explain how a patient’s goals will be met by a particular brace design choice.
Be able to describe how the patient will move and/or be supported when wearing their DAFO.

CEU information:
This course is approved for 2(S) credits by the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics, & Pedorthics. Participants must complete the final test with a minimum passing score of 80%. Cascade Dafo will submit names to ABC on a monthly basis.

The coolest thing about this course:
It’s jam-packed with patient videos.
  • C2 Lesson 1 | Patient groups
  • C2 QUIZ 1 | Patient groups
  • C2 Lesson 2 | Level of involvement
  • C2 QUIZ 2 | Level of involvement
  • C2 Lesson 3 | Choosing a brace
  • C2 QUIZ 3 | Choosing a brace
  • C2 Lesson 4 | Practicum
  • C2 | Final test
Completion rules
  • You must complete the units "C2 | Final test "
  • Leads to a certification with a duration: Forever