Manufacturers’ Workshops Tier A

Manufacturers’ Workshops Tier A
Wednesday, September 9 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

The following Tier A Workshops run concurrently within this track.

Best Practices for a Successful Accreditation Survey
American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics & Pedorthics (ABC)
Join Jim Lawson, ABC’s Outreach Development Manager, and learn the best practices for a successful accreditation survey. Whether you are thinking about being accredited for the first time or are preparing for your renewal, you’ll get the inside scoop on what to do to pass your survey with flying colors.  You’ll also get a great in-depth look at how compliance with the standards helps your business and can boost your bottom line.

Be the Expert: Choose, Align, and Fabricate with Confidence
In this course, we will provide prosthetists with an overview of recent research and it’s implications on foot design and selection. We will also cover a complete, new system of tools for simply and effectively aligning and fabricating posterior mounted feet.

Freedom Innovations Kinnex™ 2.0
Freedom Innovations LLC
Join us for an introduction to the Kinnex Microprocessor controlled ankle.  Learn how the Kinnex addresses the daily needs of amputees and how it provides new levels of comfort and stability. Gain an understanding of the technology and programming of the Kinnex for improved patient outcomes.

Lower-Limb Factors Associated with Balance and Falls in Older Adults: A Systematic Review and Clinical Synthesis
Orthotic Holdings OHI
Simple yet essential tools to address fall risk among your senior patient population will be presented.  We will discuss the following:
The role of AFO’s for balance enhancement
The role of footwear for balance enhancement
Review the current state of the medical literature as it relates to lower extremity risk factors for falling
Review clinical pearls from a busy multidisciplinary falls management clinic

Varos Adjustable TF Socket and Amparo Confidence TT Socket Workshop
Learn about a new and more efficient way to fabricate TF and TT socket solutions for interim prosthesis and low activity level users.  Patient selection, measuring, fabrication, and fitting of the Varos and the Amparo sockets will be covered.

Advanced Methodologies of Full‐Time Scoliosis Bracing
Spinal Technology Inc.
Hear an in‐depth review of the clinical treatment of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis, and review recent advancements in the design and methodology of fulltime orthoses.  Education will be provided on the effective approaches to 3D scanning, brace design, blueprinting, fabrication, evaluation and fitting, and adjustments. Proper measuring techniques to ensure better bracing and patient outcomes will be discussed accompanied by X‐ray review and patient evaluation.

CAD/CAM: Your SurePath™ to Enduring in a Post-COVID World
With the O&P profession rebounding from a global pandemic, we’re all wondering how we can deal with these turbulent times.  Explore how transitioning to a digital workflow can be the answer to demanding workloads and a change in consumer sentiment.  Learn how with no patient contact, you can make better fitting devices with faster turnarounds to increase your facility’s efficiency and patient satisfaction.

How Cool is That!   New Liners by WillowWood Deliver Comfort, Security, and Improved Quality of Life
Achieving comfort and security in the prosthetic socket is a primary goal for both amputees and clinicians.  This course will introduce new liners developed by WillowWood to help manage each of these goals.   Attendees will learn how Phase Change Materials (PCM) used in WillowWood’s new Alpha SmartTemp TPE liner manages heat and perspiration within the prosthetic socket to delay the onset of sweat and keep amputees cool and comfortable.  The session will include an overview describing the procedures and results of award-winning scientific research studies to measure the change in skin temperature and perspiration of prosthesis users in a controlled laboratory setting. In addition, subjective feedback from users during at-home use will be presented to explore the clinical significance of this new technology.  Discover the new Alpha Tru-Seal liner and what makes it a unique offering for transfemoral amputees.  Learn tips on sizing, modification, shape capture and fitting recommendations.