Education → 1. Intro to Dynamic Bracing

Course 2 | Brace Selection


Description
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.
Content
  • 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