There are multiple causes for toe walking, but no specific bracing solution for any given diagnosis. Each case requires an individual assessment and treatment plan based on the patient’s unique presentation, goals, and real-life factors. In this advanced course, we’ll build on your knowledge of toe walking treatments by showing you new ways to look at patient presentations and discuss various bracing solutions you may not have considered. We’ll hear from clinicians and work through case studies focusing on assessment, brace selection and optimization, and tips for casting and fitting.
Upon completion of this course, you will:
- Know the type of patients that typically fit into this patient group.
- Know how to assess range and gait for patients with excess plantarflexion, including assessing R1 and R2.
- Be able to use the DAFO Guide and your knowledge of the patient to select the most appropriate brace design.
- Be able to cast, optimize and order, and fit and adjust braces for patients with excess plantarflexion.
This course is approved for 2.5(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:
This course is full of tips we’ve gathered from experienced clinicians to help you assess patients, improve compliance, communicate with the clinical team, and more!