Manufacturers’ Workshops Tier C

Manufacturers’ Workshops Tier C
Wednesday, September 9 from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

The following Tier C Workshops run concurrently within this track.

Motion Control Upper Extremity Components with TASKA® Certification
Introducing the Motion Control Powered Flexion Wrist!  Join Motion Control for a fact filled four hours of the latest in Upper Extremity Prosthetics.  We will present the NEXO system, the latest in lightweight, easy-to-fabricate, body powered prostheses. Motion Control will discuss myoelectric control and adjustment with the iOS (Apple) based User Interface and the Taska hand. TASKA is the most robust multi-articulating hand on the market, and it is water-resistant!  Learn more about the features of the Taska hand and the simplicity of the User Interface.  Attendance for the entire course will be required for TASKA certification.

OWLS Wound Care by the Numbers
Orthomerica Products Inc.
The Wagner scale is used to classify the severity of foot ulcers in patients with diabetes. Successful treatment of foot ulcers requires debridement, infection control, and effective offloading of the affected area(s). The OWLS system was originally developed to offer a variety of offloading solutions for Wagner 2 – 4 wounds. The new OWLS Light is designed for early intervention for Wagner 0 – 1 wounds, giving wound care clinicians a broader spectrum of orthotic care options. Specific design features for forefoot, midfoot, and hindfoot treatments will be discussed as well as OWLS solutions for partial foot amputations.

New Low Active Solutions by Ӧssur, Balance Solutions for an Unbalanced World
Össur Americas Inc.
Össur continues to pursue innovation and technology by providing solutions for people in the low activity population.  Ӧssur will present on the latest advancements and technology for this patient demographic.  The new Balance Foot S incorporates design characteristics adopted from the Pro-Flex family of feet.  A foot design never seen before that provides benefits this group has yet to discover.  Ӧssur has also addressed the needs of the transfemoral users by creating a socket to facilitate correct donning while in a seated position and enhancing their overall comfort, compliance, and use of their prosthesis.

Using All of Surestep: Solutions for Toe Walking and the Trunk
Join Surestep as we tackle some of the more challenging pediatric populations. We will discuss toe walking, both “idiopathic” and non-idiopathic. We will show cases and treatment solutions for patients lacking typical range of motion at the ankles, knees, or hips. Take advantage of combining solutions on our product line with our full central fabrication to meet all of your needs for this patient population. We will also discuss the importance of breathing in all of our pediatric populations. Did you know that your outcomes for lower extremity orthoses can be affected, positively or negatively, by how your patient breathes? Come learn all about how we can evaluate and treat poor trunk posture in ambulatory and non-ambulatory patients and reach goals of everyone on the care team!

Management of Complex Pathological Gait with an Innovative AFO Approach
Townsend Design (Thuasne USA)
This course will challenge clinicians to consider biomechanical deficit focused processes during patient assessment and evaluation, and the factors influencing orthotic appropriateness. Recognize the prescription rationale and widen your treatment options by appreciating the Sprystep Range and its broad options.

New Feet by WillowWood – Discover Innovative and Emerging Technologies
This session will introduce new and emerging prosthetic foot technologies from WillowWood.  The first, is the Koa LP, offering smooth rollover and high energy return, all bundled into one of the lowest build heights among fiberglass feet.  The session will provide mechanical and clinical test data proving the efficacy of the Koa LP.  The second part of the session will introduce an emerging technology funded by a grant from the NIH that restores physiological function of the human ankle in the frontal plane, allowing users to easily navigate uneven terrain with better stability and more consistent socket pressures.  The session will review simulation, mechanical and clinical research that proves the efficacy of the technology.