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The Professional Clinical Services (PCS) Team is here, ready to help you. Contact us for education, fitting support, a product trial or service.

Email us at us.education@ottobock.com

Call us in the US: 800 328 4058 or in Canada: 800 665 3327 and ask for PCS suport


Experts OnDemand - Upcoming Events

Thank you for your interest in Ottobock's educational resources. In light of social distancing recommendations related to Coronavirus, we have decided to cancel all in-person courses until further notice. Our online courses are a great way to keep up with your CEUs and our product offerings. Please continue to take advantage of these resources. We will commence in-person education as soon as possible and will notify you when we are able to reschedule canceled courses.

These courses are part of our Experts OnDemand series. This is for informational purposes, and is not a qualification course.

 

Planning, Equipment, and Materials

This three-part mini-series will go over all that you need to know about planning, equipment, and materials. The dates and schedules are below:

Webinar 3 - PEM Mini-Series Lamination
Date: December 2nd, 2020
Location: WebEx
Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CST
Registration: Click Here
 

Getting the Perfect Fit: Custom Liners and Custom 4U scanning

Date: Wednesday, November 18th, 2020
Location: WebEx
Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CST
Registration: Click Here
 

C-Brace Registry

Date: Thursday, November 19th, 2020
Location: WebEx
Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CST
Registration: Click Here
 

Experts OnDemand - Recorded Events

Understanding Vacuum Technology, a look into how and why it works

 

 

Learning Objectives

  1. Describe and identify the key elements of the Harmony system
  2. Explain how vacuum suspension works
  3. Describe and identify the appropriate liner materials used with the Harmony system
  4. Understand how to choose the right vacuum pump for the right patient

Credits: Approved for 1.25 (s) ABC CEUs

ABC will grant Category I CEUs to Certified Orthotists, Orthotic Assistants, and Orthotic Technicians. Category II CEUs will be granted to those not identified.

Quiz: Click Here

 

C-Brace: Witness the future of orthotics for yourself; the success is evident

 

 

Learning Objectives

  1. Attendees will be provided with steps involved with patient evaluation and selection process as well as understanding functions and benefits of the 2nd generation C-Brace.
  2. Clinicians will receive and overview regarding the clinical methodology using the Setup App and fitting of trial orthosis as well as the evaluation of the DTO.
  3. Orthotists will be shown a number clinical case studies that illustrate how the C-Brace was properly managed and implemented to insure an optimum outcome.

Credits: Approved for 1.25 (s) ABC CEUs

ABC will grant Category I CEUs to Certified Orthotists, Orthotic Assistants, and Orthotic Technicians. Category II CEUs will be granted to those not identified.

Quiz: Click Here

 

C-Leg 4 – Studied, Proven & Preferred

 


 

Learning Objectives

  1. Review the history and development of microprocessor knees.
  2. Explore the bench alignment, static alignment and programing for the C-Leg 4.
  3. Discuss proper gait training techniques used in fitting the C-Leg 4.

Credits: Approved for 1.25 (s) ABC CEUs

ABC will grant Category I CEUs to Certified Orthotists, Orthotic Assistants, and Orthotic Technicians. Category II CEUs will be granted to those not identified.

Quiz: Click Here

 

Kenevo – The best choice for low activity ambulators

 

 

Learning Objectives

  1. Introduce Ottobock's MPK solution for low mobility ambulators
  2. Describe benefits a MPK has for low mobility ambulators
  3. Describe the features of the Kenevo throughout the gait cycle, stairs and ramps
  4. Describe the 4 modes the knee can be programmed into and the function of the knee in each respective mode
  5. Explain the default functions of the Kenevo and how they are specifically designed for the low mobility ambulatory
  6. Instruct clinicians on appropriate alignment and programming of the knee
  7. Describe the compatible components suited to this fitting

Credits: Approved for 1.25 (s) ABC CEUs

ABC will grant Category I CEUs to Certified Orthotists, Orthotic Assistants, and Orthotic Technicians. Category II CEUs will be granted to those not identified.

Quiz: Click Here

 

Define Your Own Path: The latest foot choices from Ottobock

 

 

Learning Objectives

  1. Understand the unique design features of each foot
  2. Clinical benefits for the user
  3. How to properly setup and align each foot
  4. How to select proper patients for each foot

Credits: Approved for 1.25 (s) ABC CEUs

ABC will grant Category I CEUs to Certified Orthotists, Orthotic Assistants, and Orthotic Technicians. Category II CEUs will be granted to those not identified.

Quiz: Click Here

 

Comparing Stance Control Solutions: Choose the Best Option for your Patient

 

 

Learning Objectives

  1. Attendee will be able to identify compare the stance control advantages and challenges based on activation, fixation, and trigger of each type of design.
  2. Learners will be able to use biomechanics to assess the clinical orthotic goals during gait and how to achieve optimization of each design.
  3. Clinicians will understand the effect to construction and ankle joint design choice based on stance control device chosen.

Credits: Approved for 1.25 (s) ABC CEUs

ABC will grant Category I CEUs to Certified Orthotists, Orthotic Assistants, and Orthotic Technicians. Category II CEUs will be granted to those not identified.

Quiz: Click Here

 

FreeWalk – Troubleshooting and Fabrication for Optimal Success

 

 

Learning Objectives

  1. Understand the gait cycle of normal human locomotion and the need for knee stabilization and release in relationship to stance.
  2. Understand the intended design function of FreeWalk will be illustrated for clinical optimization and adjustment as well as patient selection using MMT, ROM, and evaluation techniques.
  3. Illustrate design limitations and challenges of FreeWalk relative to other stance control options.
  4. Perform clinical troubleshooting and adjustment of FreeWalk.

Credits: Approved for 1.25 (s) ABC CEUs

ABC will grant Category I CEUs to Certified Orthotists, Orthotic Assistants, and Orthotic Technicians. Category II CEUs will be granted to those not identified.

Quiz: Click Here

 

The Essentials of Hip Disarticulation and Hemipelvectomy Fittings

 

 

Learning Objectives

  1. Review biomechanics and pathomechanics of gait in the hip disarticulation prosthesis.
  2. Explore the various impression procedures and socket designs used in these levels of amputation along with forms of suspension.
  3. Illustrate and discuss proper bench and static alignment, appropriate component selection and gait training techniques used in these levels of amputation.

Credits: Approved for 1.25 (s) ABC CEUs

ABC will grant Category I CEUs to Certified Prosthetists, Prosthetic Assistants, and Prosthetic Technicians. Category II CEUs will be granted to those not identified.

Quiz: Click Here

 

How to Justify Medical Necessity of Advanced O&P Devices

 

 

Learning Objectives

  1. Develop an understanding of what “medical necessity” means to physicians, nurses, and other medical staff.
  2. Develop an understanding of pertinent patient facts and device facts that must be presented to medical reviewers for requests for approval.
  3. Understand the most important results of research with current advanced prosthetic and orthotic devices.
  4. Leverage the existing scientific evidence to support the medical justification of a device.
  5. Improve documentation and avoid common documentation mistakes.

Credits: Approved for 1.25 (s) ABC CEUs

ABC will grant Category I CEUs to Certified Prosthetists, Prosthetic Assistants, and Prosthetic Technicians. Category II CEUs will be granted to those not identified.

Quiz: Click Here

 

E-MAG: Stability your stance control patients can trust

 

 

Learning Objectives

  1. Understand the differentiation of SCOs and their function.
  2. Perform patient assessments to ensure they are a favorable candidate for SCO technology.
  3. Understand proper casting procedure to ensure good foundation for orthosis design.
  4. Emulate a fitting and setup to ensure favorable outcomes.
  5. Troubleshoot clinical fitting when less than optimal results present themselves.

Credits: Approved for 1.25 (s) ABC CEUs

Once approved, ABC will grant Category I CEUs to Certified Orthotists, Orthotic Assistants, and Orthotic Technicians. Category II CEUs will be granted to those not identified.

Quiz: Click Here

 

How L.A.S.A.R. Posture 3D can help you find objectivity in alignment

 

 

Learning Objectives

  1. Introduce the theory of ‘quiet standing’ in normal non-pathological persons
  2. Review ground reaction forces and the effect on safety and efficiency in gait
  3. Review Ottobock 3 stage alignment process for transtibial and transfemoral prostheses
  4. Describe the set up and calibration process of the L.A.S.A.R. Posture 3D
  5. Outline static alignment optimisation using L.A.S.A.R. Posture 3D to objectively measure the location and direction of the ground reaction forces and the consequential effect on a prosthesis or orthosis
  6. Compare benefits of the L.A.S.A.R. Posture 3D to the previous 2D version

Credits: Approved for 1.25 (s) ABC CEUs

Once approved, ABC will grant Category I CEUs to Certified Prosthetists, Prosthetic Assistants, Prosthetic Technicians, Certified Orthotists, Orthotic Assistants, and Orthotic Technicians. Category II CEUs will be granted to those not identified.

Quiz: Click Here

 

Empower Qualification Course

 


 

Learning Objectives

  1. How the Empower Ankle functions
  2. Clinical benefits for the user
  3. How to properly program and troubleshoot the Empower Ankle
  4. How to select proper patients for the Empower

The responsibility for accurate coding lies with the patient care facility that selects the product, fits the patient, and bills for the service.

Credits: Approved for 1.75 (s) ABC CEUs

ABC will grant Category I CEUs to Certified Prosthetists, Prosthetic Assistants, and Prosthetic Technicians. Category II CEUs will be granted to those not identified.

Quiz: Click Here

 

CCAFO + CA7: Elevate your patients with dynamic energy returning custom AFOs

 

 

Learning Objectives

  1. Review biomechanics and pathomechanics of human gait in relationship to the kinetic energy that is built up then releases in the 3rd rocker of gait by the CCAFO & CA7 as well as the triplanar nature of foot movement.
  2. Explore the empirical data supporting the use of CCAFO and CA7 with regard to the concepts of dynamic movement and guidance of the lower limb as well as the coupling to the foot and endpoint control of the upper shin.
  3. Illustrate and discuss proper assessment, evaluation, and optimization of dynamic triplanar movement as well as possible solutions to clinical challenges.

Credits: Approved for 1.25 (s) ABC CEUs

ABC will grant Category I CEUs to Certified Prosthetists, Prosthetic Assistants, and Prosthetic Technicians. Category II CEUs will be granted to those not identified. 

Quiz: Click Here

 

Meet the bebionic by Ottobock and the Myo Plus pattern recognition system

 

 

Learning Objectives

  1. To identify bebionic features, functions, and 14 available grips and hand positions.
  2. To recognize the updates that Ottobock has made to the bebionic hand.
  3. To gain a basic understanding of the difference between two-site conventional myoelectric control versus pattern recognition.
  4. To identify Myo Plus features, functions, and user benefits.
  5. To understand the equipment and procedure required for a Myo Plus trial and how to obtain certification and/or further training resources.

Credits: Approved for 1.25 (s) ABC CEUs

ABC will grant Category I CEUs to Certified Prosthetists, Prosthetic Assistants, and Prosthetic Technicians. Category II CEUs will be granted to those not identified. 

Quiz: Click Here

 

WalkOn Prefabricated AFOs: Embrace the durable solution

 

 

Learning Objectives

  1. Distinguish between stance control only, and stance and swing phase control orthoses and determine when each type is needed.
  2. Describe the application of carbon fiber technology in clinical practice and how to maximize the benefits of prefabricated carbon fiber AFOs.
  3. Describe the tools and resources available to help get the best option for the end user in terms of prefabricated AFOs.

Credits: Approved for 1.25 (s) ABC CEUs

ABC will grant Category I CEUs to Certified Orthotist, Orthotic Assistants, and Orthotic Technicians. Category II CEUs will be granted to those not identified.

Quiz: Click Here

 

Simplifying Mechanical Knees for Every K Level

 

 

Learning Objectives

  1. Describe and identify appropriate knees for each of the K-Levels of function
  2. Describe and identify correct alignment criteria for these knee components
  3. Describe and identify correct adjustment criteria for these knee components

Credits: Approved for 1.25 (s) ABC CEUs

ABC will grant Category I CEUs to Certified Prosthetists, Prosthetic Assistants, and Prosthetic Technicians. Category II CEUs will be granted to those not identified. 

Quiz: Click Here


Online Training 

In an effort to support our customers and clinicians during the COVID-19 outbreak, we will be waiving the $15 fee for online training CEUs until further notice.

Where indicated below, ABC will award Category I CEUs for those with certifications in the relevant topic (i.e. certified prosthetists, prosthetic assistants, and technicians will receive Category I CEUs for completing a prosthetics course). Please note: It is ABC policy that you can receive CEU credit for online courses once per calendar year and twice in a 5-year cycle. 

Learn more about Online Training


Technical Bulletins

Technical Bulletins are designed to quickly and easily provide tips, tricks and insight regarding Ottobock products and services, while our collection of product video guides aim to guide you through the essentials of product function or fitting. 

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Meet the team - Professional Clinical Services (PCS) Staff

Ottobock’s Professional and Clinical Services department has the largest and most experienced staff in the industry. Whether you’re a practitioner, a technician, or someone who uses our products, we’re here to provide the best possible information, accessibility and support. 

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