This course will provide the knowledge base and practical skills for use of therapeutic casting to address impaired ankle dorsiflexion in pediatric and neurologic patient populations. Participants will learn to identify appropriate candidates for casting, problem solve which materials and techniques are appropriate for various clinical presentations, and evaluate progress. The course will emphasize the importance of differential diagnosis in the structures limiting movement of the foot and ankle complex, as well as the use of the therapist’s specific manual intervention to soft tissue and joint structures before and during casting to maximize therapeutic effects of casts. Attendees will learn to align casts to optimize therapeutic gait and standing for appropriate patients. A clinical reasoning pathway for problem-solving selection of orthoses for use after casting will be presented. This is a lab course with multiple opportunities to learn and apply hands-on practical skills which can be carried over to the clinical setting after course completion.
April 12-14, 2019
Registration: 7:30AM - 8:00AM Course: 8:00AM
Ochsner Therapy and Wellness, Elmwood Clinic Gym
Location: 1201 S. Clearview Parkway - Bldg B, 1st floor
New Orleans, LA 70121
40 Seats Available, First Come First Served