DPT 814: Prosthetics and Orthotics

Class Program
Credits 3
This course examines the application of prosthetic and orthotic components including alignment, fabrication, and fitting, gait analysis and exercise programs. Students are facilitated to integrate new information with previous knowledge to enable them to select appropriate examination tests and measures, evaluate, diagnose, prognosticate, create functional goals, and create a comprehensive plan of care for clients who use a prosthesis or orthosis. In this course, students will acquire the skills necessary to evaluate need, analyze pathological gait, develop a plan of care, and treat patients for whom prosthetic or orthotic devices are indicated from a medical or rehabilitation standpoint.