NeuroRTI presents Advanced Pathologic Gait Assessment and Orthotics Courses

New course to be held at Frazier Rehab Institute, October 11-12, 2014
The NeuroRecovery Training Institute (NeuroRTI), created to promote the culture of evidence-based practice (EBP) within the neurologic physical therapy profession, is excited to host Advanced Pathologic Gait Assessment and Orthotics at Frazier Rehab Institute in Louisville, KY. This weekend course will be instructed by Thomas V. Dibello, a licensed and board certified orthotist. Mr. Dibello completed his residency training in Orthotics at the University of Oklahoma and has been Board Certified in Orthotics since 1984. In 2001, Mr. DiBello was named a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists.The Advanced Pathologic Gait Assessment course on Saturday, October 11, 2014 will provide a review of normal and abnormal gait from an orthotists perspective. A clear understanding of the impact of the ground reaction force on the moments generated around the joints of the lower limb in normal and pathological gait is imperative in the effective understanding of the design criterion needed to effectively prescribe these devices. In addition observational gait analysis and the basics of orthoses design will be presented in a logical progression. The goal of the course is to enable clinicians to break down and analyze pathological gait into its component parts and then use that information in the design of a lower limb orthosis.

The Orthotics course on Sunday, October 12, 2014 builds upon Advanced Pathological Gait Assessment and delves into the specifics of the orthotic management of various disorders and diagnoses commonly managed in a rehabilitation setting. The specific aspects of the management of individuals who have suffered a TBI, CVA, MS and Post-Polio Syndrome (PPS) are discussed and their specific orthotic intervention reviewed. The associated pathology will be reviewed and case studies presented demonstrating the impact of various orthotic interventions.

“I would like to discuss concepts that are gaining increasing acceptance in the orthotic community. These concepts look at the use of lower extremity bracing in a different light and hold promise as ways to improve outcomes in the use of this modality.” Tom Dibello,

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Receive $150 off by registering for both courses and 24 classroom hours!
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