Mobilisation

Orthotic Fabrication Mobilisation Course - Sydney 2021

8:30am Saturday, 1 May 2021
5:00pm Sunday, 2 May 2021
AHTA Courses
Prince of Wales Hospital Sydney
Level 1 High Street Building
Randwick, New South Wales 2031
Australia

The focus of this two-day course is on the design and fabrication of mobilisation orthoses. A dynamic format using lectures, case studies, demonstrations and hands-on practical activities will help participants to improve their theoretical knowledge and proficiency in the fabrication of mobilisation orthoses. These skills will be used to master clinical reasoning and equip participants with the expertise required to successfully use mobilisation orthoses in clinical practice.  Participants will have the opportunity to work with a wide variety of thermoplastic materials fabricating numerous orthoses for mobilising the fingers, thumb, and wrist. Designs for mobilising orthoses for the forearm and elbow will be discussed but do not include a practical fabrication session.

Brief summary of workshop content: 

1. PowerPoint Lecture: Anatomy and Theoretical Principles

2. PowerPoint Lecture: Biomechanical Principles 

3. Demonstrations and practical sessions

  • Serial Static & Static Progressive Single Digit Mobilisation (Extension)
  • Dynamic & Static Progressive Mobilisation Orthosis with Low Profile Outrigger
  • (Hand-based flexion and extension)
  • Torque Transmission Orthoses (Radial nerve Palsy)
  • Mobilising using hinged joint orthosis (Wrist flexion/extension)
  • Mobilising for using springs (PIPjt extension)

4. PowerPoint Demonstration/Discussion: Mobilising forearm splint demonstration & [Time Permitting] Case reviews / Problem Solving 

5. Short written exam 

At the completion of this course, therapists will have:

  • Detailed knowledge of mobilising orthotic designs for the upper limb. 
  • An understanding of tissue response in the process of wound healing and disease and the effects of mobilising forces from orthotic application. 
  • Detailed knowledge of the theoretical basis of orthotic design. 
  • Develop an understanding and ability to apply research evidence when fabricating and prescribing upper limb mobilising orthoses/splints. 
  • An ability to fabricate mobilising and torque transmission orthoses for the upper limb using a variety of thermoplastic and casting materials. 

For further information, please view the course schedule for this course.

Prerequisites

It is not a prerequisite that participants have completed the Splint/Orthotic Fabrication Immobilisation Course, but it is strongly recommended. The course is designed for therapists with some experience treating persons with upper limb dysfunction. Participants must have a sound understanding of the principles of immobilisation splinting and be able to fabricate a wrist immobilisation orthosis in 15 minutes. Competency in use of thermoplastic splinting materials is essential. This enables the practical sessions to focus on fabrication of the mobilising components. This course is not open to students and is not recommended for newly graduated therapists.

Assessments

Participants will receive pre-reading material containing general information about the course, structured exercises and references to assist in workshop preparation.   

The course has 3 assessment components:

Practical demonstration of orthosis fabrication: completion of all orthoses and evidence of competence in orthotic fabrication during the course
Examination: 1hr written exam completed between 4 and 5pm on the last day
Case study: Submission of a case study using evidenced-based practise decision making and application of clinical knowledge submitted 6 weeks after the course. 

Professional Development Credit

This is a certificate workshop, so participants are encouraged to undertake the assessment that will allow them to claim 50 CPD hours for attendance at a two-day course, successful completion requires a pass in all 3 assessment components.

Participants not wishing to undertake assessment may claim 16 hours credit for attendance at the two-day course. For those wishing to apply to become an Accredited Hand Therapist with the AHTA, this is a core course and successful assessment and completion of all components is a requirement for your application. 

Course and Booking Enquiries

To book your place, please ensure you are signed in or create an account and then click "Purchase Event" below. Discounts apply for Associates and Accredited Hand Therapists. The registration costs for Orthotic Fabrication Mobilisation are:

Non-Member $1200

Associate $780

Accredited Hand Therapist $720

To become a member of the Association please click here

In order to keep the cost of this course down, and ensure that everyone gets sufficient time in the practical component, we request that participants bring some equipment with them to this course if possible. Further information will be emailed to you upon enrolment. 

Registration Closing Date: 16 April 2021 (or until fully booked)

To ensure appropriate catering, please note any dietary requirements when completing the online registration form. Please note that not all requirements can be catered for at all venues.

Please read the Education Cancellation Policy before booking a place on this course. This course may still be subject to social distancing requirements and as such numbers are limited. It may be necessary to change venue, course dates or location so please ensure you book travel insurance or hold off on flights and accommodation until closer to the course.

Please contact events@ahta.com.au  to register your interest in this course or for any other inquiries.

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By registering for this course you agree that during the course, any contributions verbally or in writing which you make in regards to improving, altering or amending the content of the course, may be used by the AHTA in subsequent courses and will become the intellectual property of AHTA.

Please contact events@ahta.com.au if you have any queries in relation to this disclaimer.

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