Orthotic Poster Presentations

Orthotic Poster Presentations

Friday, September 9, 2016

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM 


Combined Gait Asymmetry Metric Based on Biomechanics: Comparison of IRC, Brimless, & Able-Bod
Tyagi Ramakrishnan | Kyle Reed, PhD

Lower Extremity Orthotics Algorithm is an Effective Tool for Clinical Decision Making for a Patient with Neurological Impairments
Jennifer Boyle, PT, DPT
Our team has developed an algorithm as a guideline to aid in the clinical decision making process for lower extremity orthotics prescription for patients with neurological impairments. This session compares orthotics prescription by an expert clinician to the use of a novel lower extremity orthotic algorithm for a patient with history of Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis.


Maximizing Functional Outcomes Utilizing Objective Gait Analysis – A Case Study: Charcot-Marie-Tooth Orthotic Treatment Interventions

Ken Cornell, CO, FAAOP

This session will evaluate the gait parameters of a 39-Year-old woman with Charcot-Marie-Tooth using several custom fit Dynamic Carbon Composite AFO Designs.


Orthotic Management: Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

Patricia Rogel, CO, OTR

The purpose of this presentation is to provide cases and literature review that support the need for an increased presence of certified orthotists in the team management of Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis.


Pediatric Partial Foot Prostheses: A New Treatment Option

Vincent DeCataldo, BOCPO, NJ LPO

Review the effects of wearing high-top shoes, shoes with toe filler inserts, and a tibial tubercle height rigid dynamic carbon composite AFO with custom prosthetic toe filler inserts on a 7-year old girl with quadrimembral longitudinal partial foot and hand aputations.


Report on a User’s Experiences with an Upper Extremity Myoelectric Custom Orthosis to Remediate Upper Limb Paresis following a Brachial Plexus Injury

David Coleman, CPO  | Samuel Kesner, PhD

This case study presents a user’s experiences with an upper extremity myoelectric custom orthosis to remediate upper limb paresis following a brachial plexus injury.  Through training, therapy, and regular use of the powered orthosis, the user was able to regain full active range of motion and the ability to perform light activities with his impaired upper limb.


What Safety Potential do Currently Available Microprocessor-Controlled Prosthetic Knee Joints offer in Various Everyday Gait Situations?

Malte Bellmann, Dipl.-Ing

Many currently available microprocessor-controlled knee joints differ significantly in functional performances in different gait situations of the amputee.  This presentation will review results that suggest a microprocessor stance and swing phase controlled system in combination with a linear hydraulic has major benefits in safety relevant situations like walking backwards, up and down ramps and down stairs and provides a significant higher prosthetic side load bearing capacity after stumbling.  The safety potential of prosthetic knee joints not only depends on the technology implemented to generate movement resistances for flexion and extension but also on the sensor and control algorithms especially designed for safety relevant gait conditions.


Yoga: An Integrative Patient Care Plan for Amputee Rehabilitation

Marsha Danzig, MEd

Yoga has made a significant positive impact on the healthcare industry, decreasing costs and increasing better patient outcomes.  During this session, you will become a pioneer in your field by learning how to integrate yoga into your amputee patient care plan. Taught by a 30+ year transtibial yoga specialist.