Technician / O&P Assistant Program: Basics - Modifying AFOs and Prosthetics
Technician / O&P Assistant Program: Basics - Modifying AFOs and Prosthetics covers:
The program has a course on modifying a plastic AFO trimlines and a course on modifying composite socket trimlines. - Modifying new trimlines, marking removal area, using Trautman wheel to remove area, using different cones for shaping, sanding, and polishing.
Included is a course on the basics of heat modifying thermoplastic orthotic systems and test sockets, what to do with pads, chafes or straps, how to heat plastic, how to mold plastic.
After taking this course the learner will have a good understanding of the knowledge and skills needed to do a basic modification on AFOs and Prosthetics as instructed. Making modifications to trimlines with typical lab sanders. How to use a torch to heat and move plastic in an AFO brace as a practitioner may instruct.
If the learner has questions about what they are doing they will have a place to refer back to for basic knowledge.
We designed the Basics Program to give anyone a starting point on the basic skills needed to do their job. Ideally, the courses are for the new Technician or new O&P Assistant but could be used by other individuals looking to refresh, broaden skills or train employees.
Russ Bartlett Jr., CPOA / Central Fabrication Lab Manager
Russ created this basics program to teach skills to his new technicians and lab assistants. Russ manages our Central Fabrication and fabricates many of our prosthetics and orthotics. Russ started working for Coyote Designs sister company Rehab Systems in 1998 as a technician and assisted Coyote Design in product development. Russ became a fulltime Coyote Design employee in 2014 setting up our central fabrication.
The program includes 2 instructional videos varying in length, an outline of the instructions in each video along with a series of pictures and explanations reiterating the process.
The program contains 1 course instructing each step of the process in modifying an AFO or prosthetics trimlines and 1 course in how to heat modify plastic AFOs and test socket prosthetics.
The program is followed by 10 test questions and a course survey.
The program is estimated to take approximately 40 minutes and can be started, stopped and restarted at any time at the point the learner left off.
We are offering our "Technician / O&P Assistant Program: Basics - Modifying AFOs and Prosthetics" course for $7.50. This course is worth .75(S) Continuing Education credits from the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics & Pedorthics Inc. (ABC). You must be certified by ABC, get an 80% or better on the test questions and you will receive science Category 1 credits. (This course is for certified; Orthotists, Orthotic Assistants, Orthotic Technicians, Prosthetists, Prosthetic Assistants, Prosthetic Technicians).