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Experts OnDemand Library

Browse our Experts OnDemand webinars by category, arranged from most recent to earliest release.


Lower Limb Prosthetics

Digitizing Sockets for the Future – Ottobock’s TF Design Software


 

Learning Objectives

  1. Introduction to the functions and unique features of the Genium and X3 microprocessor-controlled knee joints.
  2. Participants will be introduced to the benefits of TF design for the user and clinician
  3. Gain an understanding of socket brim designs and appropriate use
  4. Measurement techniques for successful socket fit
  5. Modification and understanding of the use of ‘patches’ to customize the socket
  6. Ordering processes and ease of business

Credits: Approved for 1.25 (s) ABC CEUs

ABC will grant Category I CEUs to Certified Prosthetists, Prosthetic Assistants, and Prosthetic Technicians. Category II CEUs will be granted to those not identified.

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Genium + X3 – The Only Choice for a Life Without Boundaries


 

Learning Objectives

  1. Introduction to the functions and unique features of the Genium and X3 microprocessor-controlled knee joints.
  2. Describe the benefits the Genium/X3 as utilized throughout the gait cycle, including stairs, ramps and obstacles.
  3. Teach clinicians how to use the Computer Assisted Alignment (CAA) feature to objectively optimize the alignment
  4. Explain the advanced functionalities of specially developed technologies (e.g. OPG 2.0, MyModes plus, climbing stairs step-over-step, and intuitive walk to run feature).
  5. Detail the functionality and adjustments that are possible with the end user Cockpit App.
  6. Explain the differences between Genium and X3, including water submersion capabilities.

Credits: Approved for 1.25 (s) ABC CEUs

ABC will grant Category I CEUs to Certified Prosthetists, Prosthetic Assistants, and Prosthetic Technicians. Category II CEUs will be granted to those not identified.

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Discover Ottobock Sports & Recreational Prostheses


 

Learning Objectives

  1. Understand the unique design features of each foot and knee
  2. Clinical benefits for the user
  3. How to properly setup and align each foot and knee
  4. How to train users to use the products effectively and safely

Credits: Approved for 1.25 (s) ABC CEUs

ABC will grant Category I CEUs to Certified Prosthetists, Prosthetic Assistants, and Prosthetic Technicians. Category II CEUs will be granted to those not identified.

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Understanding Vacuum Technology, a look into how and why it works


 

Learning Objectives

  1. Describe and identify the key elements of the Harmony system
  2. Explain how vacuum suspension works
  3. Describe and identify the appropriate liner materials used with the Harmony system
  4. Understand how to choose the right vacuum pump for the right patient

Credits: Approved for 1.25 (s) ABC CEUs

ABC will grant Category I CEUs to Certified Prosthetists, Prosthetic Assistants, and Prosthetic Technicians. Category II CEUs will be granted to those not identified.

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C-Leg 4 – Studied, Proven & Preferred



 

Learning Objectives

  1. Review the history and development of microprocessor knees.
  2. Explore the bench alignment, static alignment and programing for the C-Leg 4.
  3. Discuss proper gait training techniques used in the fitting of the C-Leg 4.

Credits: Approved for 1.25 (s) ABC CEUs

ABC will grant Category I CEUs to Certified Prosthetists, Prosthetic Assistants, and Prosthetic Technicians. Category II CEUs will be granted to those not identified.

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Kenevo – The best choice for low activity ambulators


 

Learning Objectives

  1. Introduce Ottobock's MPK solution for low mobility ambulators
  2. Describe benefits a MPK has for low mobility ambulators
  3. Describe the features of the Kenevo throughout the gait cycle, stairs and ramps
  4. Describe the 4 modes the knee can be programmed into and the function of the knee in each respective mode
  5. Explain the default functions of the Kenevo and how they are specifically designed for the low mobility ambulatory
  6. Instruct clinicians on appropriate alignment and programming of the knee
  7. Describe the compatible components suited to this fitting

Credits: Approved for 1.25 (s) ABC CEUs

ABC will grant Category I CEUs to Certified Prosthetists, Prosthetic Assistants, and Prosthetic Technicians. Category II CEUs will be granted to those not identified.

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Define Your Own Path: The latest foot choices from Ottobock


 

Learning Objectives

  1. Understand the unique design features of each foot
  2. Clinical benefits for the user
  3. How to properly setup and align each foot
  4. How to select proper patients for each foot

Credits: Approved for 1.25 (s) ABC CEUs

ABC will grant Category I CEUs to Certified Prosthetists, Prosthetic Assistants, and Prosthetic Technicians. Category II CEUs will be granted to those not identified.

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The Essentials of Hip Disarticulation and Hemipelvectomy Fittings


 

Learning Objectives

  1. Review biomechanics and pathomechanics of gait in the hip disarticulation prosthesis.
  2. Explore the various impression procedures and socket designs used in these levels of amputation along with forms of suspension.
  3. Illustrate and discuss proper bench and static alignment, appropriate component selection and gait training techniques used in these levels of amputation.

Credits: Approved for 1.25 (s) ABC CEUs

ABC will grant Category I CEUs to Certified Prosthetists, Prosthetic Assistants, and Prosthetic Technicians. Category II CEUs will be granted to those not identified.

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Empower Qualification Course



 

Learning Objectives

  1. How the Empower Ankle functions
  2. Clinical benefits for the user
  3. How to properly program and troubleshoot the Empower Ankle
  4. How to select proper patients for the Empower

The responsibility for accurate coding lies with the patient care facility that selects the product, fits the patient, and bills for the service.

Credits: Approved for 1.75 (s) ABC CEUs

ABC will grant Category I CEUs to Certified Prosthetists, Prosthetic Assistants, and Prosthetic Technicians. Category II CEUs will be granted to those not identified.

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Simplifying Mechanical Knees for Every K Level


 

Learning Objectives

  1. Describe and identify appropriate knees for each of the K-Levels of function
  2. Describe and identify correct alignment criteria for these knee components
  3. Describe and identify correct adjustment criteria for these knee components

Credits: Approved for 1.25 (s) ABC CEUs

ABC will grant Category I CEUs to Certified Prosthetists, Prosthetic Assistants, and Prosthetic Technicians. Category II CEUs will be granted to those not identified. 

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Upper Limb Prosthetics

Ottobock Elbows: passive to powered; ErgoArm and DynamicArm


 

Learning Objectives

  1. To identify physical, control, and function considerations for choosing the most appropriate elbow unit.
  2. To develop an understanding of lost function vs. realistic prosthetic goals in order to develop the most appropriate treatment plan.
  3. To gain a basic understanding of the difference between Hybrid and Externally Powered elbow systems and deciding which is best for a transhumeral patient.
  4. To identify ErgoArm features, functions, and user benefits.
  5. To identify DynamicArm / DynamicArm Plus features, functions, and compatibility.

Credits: Approved for 1.25 (s) ABC CEUs

ABC will grant Category I CEUs to Certified Prosthetists, Prosthetic Assistants, and Prosthetic Technicians. Category II CEUs will be granted to those not identified. 

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Myo Component Selection Criteria



 

Learning Objectives

  1. Gain basic knowledge on the various myo electric components and systems available from Ottobock, as well achieve an understanding of their differences.
  2. This will provide a framework for determining candidacy for various components and systems.

Credits: Approved for 1.25 (s) ABC CEUs

ABC will grant Category I CEUs to Certified Prosthetists, Prosthetic Assistants, and Prosthetic Technicians. Category II CEUs will be granted to those not identified. 

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Meet the bebionic by Ottobock and the Myo Plus pattern recognition system


 

Learning Objectives

  1. To identify bebionic features, functions, and 14 available grips and hand positions.
  2. To recognize the updates that Ottobock has made to the bebionic hand.
  3. To gain a basic understanding of the difference between two-site conventional myoelectric control versus pattern recognition.
  4. To identify Myo Plus features, functions, and user benefits.
  5. To understand the equipment and procedure required for a Myo Plus trial and how to obtain certification and/or further training resources.

Credits: Approved for 1.25 (s) ABC CEUs

ABC will grant Category I CEUs to Certified Prosthetists, Prosthetic Assistants, and Prosthetic Technicians. Category II CEUs will be granted to those not identified. 

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Orthotics

Troubleshooting Orthotic Challenges Using Innovative Conventional Solutions


 

Learning Objectives

  1. Provide basic knowledge of conventional joint bar systems and how they can be fabricated to achieve optimal results.
  2. Determine what unique needs a patient may have and how to best apply conventional joints to those needs.
  3. Course participants will gain knowledge of what options are available to provide better outcomes using better fabrication techniques and updated conventional joint systems.

Credits: Approved for 1.25 (s) ABC CEUs

ABC will grant Category I CEUs to Certified Orthotists, Orthotic Assistants, and Orthotic Technicians. Category II CEUs will be granted to those not identified.

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Orthotic Management of Stroke



 

Learning Objectives

  1. Gain better understanding of what a stroke is and what functional deficits may occur as a result of a stroke and how to treat those functional deficits.
  2. Course participants will be able to distinguish between stance control only and stance and swing phase control orthoses and determine when each type is needed.
  3. Understanding of the importance of the upper extremity during gait and the ability to provide support to upper extremity to achieve improved gait characteristics.

Credits: Approved for 1.25 (s) ABC CEUs

ABC will grant Category I CEUs to Certified Orthotists, Orthotic Assistants, and Orthotic Technicians. Category II CEUs will be granted to those not identified.

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Clinical Implementation of C-Brace: Success Factors for Optimization


 

Learning Objectives

  1. Familiarize clinicians with the C-Brace trial tool
  2. Instruct clinicians on appropriate alignment
  3. Describe the 4 modes the C-Brace can be programmed into and the function of the joint in each respective mode
  4. Explain the default function of the C-Brace and how it is specifically designed for the safety of the patient
  5. Provide examples of scenarios clinicians will experience when working with patients during a typical fitting

Credits: Approved for 1.25 (s) ABC CEUs

ABC will grant Category I CEUs to Certified Orthotists, Orthotic Assistants, and Orthotic Technicians. Category II CEUs will be granted to those not identified.

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Using Outcome Measures to Support C-Brace Documentation


 

Learning Objectives

  1. Be able to name two physical performance outcome measures to use with the SCI population
  2. Be able to state two ways in which outcome measures benefit clinical practice
  3. Be able to verbalize key psychometrics applicable to physical performance outcomes

Credits: Approved for 1.25 (s) ABC CEUs

ABC will grant Category I CEUs to Certified Orthotists, Orthotic Assistants, and Orthotic Technicians. Category II CEUs will be granted to those not identified.

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C-Brace: Witness the future of orthotics for yourself; the success is evident


 

Learning Objectives

  1. Attendees will be provided with steps involved with patient evaluation and selection process as well as understanding functions and benefits of the 2nd generation C-Brace.
  2. Clinicians will receive and overview regarding the clinical methodology using the Setup App and fitting of trial orthosis as well as the evaluation of the DTO.
  3. Orthotists will be shown a number clinical case studies that illustrate how the C-Brace was properly managed and implemented to insure an optimum outcome.

Credits: Approved for 1.25 (s) ABC CEUs

ABC will grant Category I CEUs to Certified Orthotists, Orthotic Assistants, and Orthotic Technicians. Category II CEUs will be granted to those not identified.

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Comparing Stance Control Solutions: Choose the Best Option for your Patient


 

Learning Objectives

  1. Attendee will be able to identify compare the stance control advantages and challenges based on activation, fixation, and trigger of each type of design.
  2. Learners will be able to use biomechanics to assess the clinical orthotic goals during gait and how to achieve optimization of each design.
  3. Clinicians will understand the effect to construction and ankle joint design choice based on stance control device chosen.

Credits: Approved for 1.25 (s) ABC CEUs

ABC will grant Category I CEUs to Certified Orthotists, Orthotic Assistants, and Orthotic Technicians. Category II CEUs will be granted to those not identified.

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FreeWalk – Troubleshooting and Fabrication for Optimal Success


 

Learning Objectives

  1. Understand the gait cycle of normal human locomotion and the need for knee stabilization and release in relationship to stance.
  2. Understand the intended design function of FreeWalk will be illustrated for clinical optimization and adjustment as well as patient selection using MMT, ROM, and evaluation techniques.
  3. Illustrate design limitations and challenges of FreeWalk relative to other stance control options.
  4. Perform clinical troubleshooting and adjustment of FreeWalk.

Credits: Approved for 1.25 (s) ABC CEUs

ABC will grant Category I CEUs to Certified Orthotists, Orthotic Assistants, and Orthotic Technicians. Category II CEUs will be granted to those not identified.

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E-MAG: Stability your stance control patients can trust


 

Learning Objectives

  1. Understand the differentiation of SCOs and their function.
  2. Perform patient assessments to ensure they are a favorable candidate for SCO technology.
  3. Understand proper casting procedure to ensure good foundation for orthosis design.
  4. Emulate a fitting and setup to ensure favorable outcomes.
  5. Troubleshoot clinical fitting when less than optimal results present themselves.

Credits: Approved for 1.25 (s) ABC CEUs

Once approved, ABC will grant Category I CEUs to Certified Orthotists, Orthotic Assistants, and Orthotic Technicians. Category II CEUs will be granted to those not identified.

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CCAFO + CA7: Elevate your patients with dynamic energy returning custom AFOs


 

Learning Objectives

  1. Review biomechanics and pathomechanics of human gait in relationship to the kinetic energy that is built up then releases in the 3rd rocker of gait by the CCAFO & CA7 as well as the triplanar nature of foot movement.
  2. Explore the empirical data supporting the use of CCAFO and CA7 with regard to the concepts of dynamic movement and guidance of the lower limb as well as the coupling to the foot and endpoint control of the upper shin.
  3. Illustrate and discuss proper assessment, evaluation, and optimization of dynamic triplanar movement as well as possible solutions to clinical challenges.

Credits: Approved for 1.25 (s) ABC CEUs

ABC will grant Category I CEUs to Certified Orthotists, Orthotic Assistants, and Orthotic Technicians. Category II CEUs will be granted to those not identified.

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WalkOn Prefabricated AFOs: Embrace the durable solution


 

Learning Objectives

  1. Distinguish between stance control only, and stance and swing phase control orthoses and determine when each type is needed.
  2. Describe the application of carbon fiber technology in clinical practice and how to maximize the benefits of prefabricated carbon fiber AFOs.
  3. Describe the tools and resources available to help get the best option for the end user in terms of prefabricated AFOs.

Credits: Approved for 1.25 (s) ABC CEUs

ABC will grant Category I CEUs to Certified Orthotist, Orthotic Assistants, and Orthotic Technicians. Category II CEUs will be granted to those not identified.

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Equipment, Materials & Business

Planning, Equipping & Materials – Part 1 Overview



 

Learning Objectives

  1. Provide attendees with an overview of materials and equipment in the Ottobock portfolio
  2. Describe properties, material science and handling of Ottobock thermoplastics
  3. Describe carbon fiber principles and best practice examples for orthopedic devices
  4. Demonstrate proper manufacturing techniques for Ottobock thermoplastics and lamination materials
  5. Demonstrate the use of Ottobock equipment for the use of manufacturing orthopedic devices

Credits: Approved for 1.25 (s) ABC CEUs

ABC will grant Category I CEUs to Certified Prosthetists and Orthotists, Prosthetic and Orthotic Assistants, and Prosthetic and Orthotic Technicians. Category II CEUs will be granted to those not identified.

Quiz: Click Here

 

Planning, Equipping & Materials – Part 2 Thermoforming



 

Learning Objectives

  1. Provide attendees with an overview of materials and equipment in the Ottobock portfolio
  2. Describe properties, material science and handling of Ottobock thermoplastics
  3. Describe carbon fiber principles and best practice examples for orthopedic devices
  4. Demonstrate proper manufacturing techniques for Ottobock thermoplastics and lamination materials
  5. Demonstrate the use of Ottobock equipment for the use of manufacturing orthopedic devices

Credits: Approved for 1.25 (s) ABC CEUs

ABC will grant Category I CEUs to Certified Prosthetists and Orthotists, Prosthetic and Orthotic Assistants, and Prosthetic and Orthotic Technicians. Category II CEUs will be granted to those not identified.

Quiz: Click Here

 

Planning, Equipping & Materials – Part 3 Lamination



 

Learning Objectives

  1. Provide attendees with an overview of materials and equipment in the Ottobock portfolio
  2. Describe properties, material science and handling of Ottobock thermoplastics
  3. Describe carbon fiber principles and best practice examples for orthopedic devices
  4. Demonstrate proper manufacturing techniques for Ottobock thermoplastics and lamination materials
  5. Demonstrate the use of Ottobock equipment for the use of manufacturing orthopedic devices

Credits: Approved for 1.25 (s) ABC CEUs

ABC will grant Category I CEUs to Certified Prosthetists and Orthotists, Prosthetic and Orthotic Assistants, and Prosthetic and Orthotic Technicians. Category II CEUs will be granted to those not identified.

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How to Justify Medical Necessity of Advanced O&P Devices


 

Learning Objectives

  1. Develop an understanding of what “medical necessity” means to physicians, nurses, and other medical staff.
  2. Develop an understanding of pertinent patient facts and device facts that must be presented to medical reviewers for requests for approval.
  3. Understand the most important results of research with current advanced prosthetic and orthotic devices.
  4. Leverage the existing scientific evidence to support the medical justification of a device.
  5. Improve documentation and avoid common documentation mistakes.

Credits: Approved for 1.25 (s) ABC CEUs

ABC will grant Category I CEUs to Certified Prosthetists, Prosthetic Assistants, and Prosthetic Technicians. Category II CEUs will be granted to those not identified.

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How L.A.S.A.R. Posture 3D can help you find objectivity in alignment


 

Learning Objectives

  1. Introduce the theory of ‘quiet standing’ in normal non-pathological persons
  2. Review ground reaction forces and the effect on safety and efficiency in gait
  3. Review Ottobock 3 stage alignment process for transtibial and transfemoral prostheses
  4. Describe the set up and calibration process of the L.A.S.A.R. Posture 3D
  5. Outline static alignment optimisation using L.A.S.A.R. Posture 3D to objectively measure the location and direction of the ground reaction forces and the consequential effect on a prosthesis or orthosis
  6. Compare benefits of the L.A.S.A.R. Posture 3D to the previous 2D version

Credits: Approved for 1.25 (s) ABC CEUs

Once approved, ABC will grant Category I CEUs to Certified Prosthetists, Prosthetic Assistants, Prosthetic Technicians, Certified Orthotists, Orthotic Assistants, and Orthotic Technicians. Category II CEUs will be granted to those not identified.

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