FOOT AND ANKLE-FOOT ORTHOTICS EVIDENCE

POR4FAE

Not currently offered

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students gain knowledge of foot orthotics and ankle-foot orthotics evidence that underpins clinical practice. This will include principles, treatment processes, clinical assessment, prescription considerations and a biomechanical basis of orthotic management for a range of pathologies affecting the ankle and foot. Evidence based orthotic treatment of various foot and ankle problems are presented in the context of current clinical practice. This includes applied anatomy, pathology and biomechanics relevant to orthotic management and interdisciplinary practice.

SchoolSchool of Allied Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorNathan Collins

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites HBS3NPM and HBS3PPO or admission into HMCPO - Master of Clinical Prosthetics and Orthotics

Co-requisites POR4FAA

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Only available to students enrolled in Prosthetics and Orthotics

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsBiomechanical Basis of Orthotic ManagementRecommendedBowker, P., Condie, D.N., Bader, D.L., and Pratt, D.J.(Eds) 1993OXFORD: BUTTERWORTH HEINEMANN
ReadingsFoot Orthoses and other forms of conservative foot careRecommendedMichaud, T.C. 1997NEWTON: THOMAS C. MICHAUD
ReadingsUse of ankle-foot orthoses following stroke - Best practice statementRecommendedNHS Quality Improvement Scotland 2009NHS QUALITY IMPROVEMENT SCOTLAND

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Describe clinical and research evidence of the orthotic management of a range of common ankle-foot pathologies in the context of interdisicplinary team management

Activities:
Case study, quiz, written examination
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills

02. Describe, evaluate and justify treatment procedures for optimal orthotic treatment of people with a variety of common anklefoot disorders

Activities:
Case study, quiz, written examination
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills

03. Identify and describe pathomechanics, gait deviations, orthotic mechanics and orthosis design for people with a range of common ankle-foot disorders

Activities:
Quiz, written examination
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills

04. Identify and justify selection of materials, components and fabrication techniques to meet the functional needs of a range of people with common ankle-foot disorders

Activities:
Case study, written assignment
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills

05. Prescribe and justify ankle-foot orthoses to suit a variety of common conditions

Activities:
Case study, quiz, written assignment, written examination
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills

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