Mobilisation

Orthotic Fabrication Mobilisation Course - Sydney MAY 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.

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 the 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.

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 20 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. 

DateTime Schedule
20th April 211800 - 2000Online Theory 
27th April 211800 - 2000Online Theory
1st May 210830 - 1700Course Content 
2nd May 210830 - 1700Course Content
10th May 211800 - 1900Online Exam
13th June 21 Case Study Assignment Due

Refer to the Course Profiles page for detailed information about the course. Information on this page includes: Course type, overview, pre-requisites, assessment and learning outcomes, assessment details, statement of CPD hours and course schedule.

Course and Booking 

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 the venue, course dates or location so please ensure you book travel insurance or hold off on flights and accommodation until closer to the course.

 

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