6. Orthotics, what you should know and how orthotists can help your clients

What is an Orthotist?

Definition and role of an Orthotist the qualifications and training required.

Overview of the orthotist's role in patient care and rehabilitation.

Basic Biomechanical Principles of Orthotic Treatment

Introduction to biomechanics.

Explanation of how orthoses work.

Overview of common biomechanical principles and theories in orthotic treatment.

Comparison between NHS and Private Provision

Overview of the NHS orthotic services, the benefits and limitations of NHS provision

Overview of private orthotic services

Range of Devices Provided by Orthotists

Explanation of the different types of orthotic devices available and naming conventions.

Overview of orthoses for the upper body (e.g., hand, wrist, elbow).

Overview of orthoses for the lower body (e.g., foot, ankle, knee, hip).

Examples of specialised orthoses for specific conditions or injuries.

Presentation aims

  • Provide an overview of what an Orthotist.
  • Provide a comparison between NHS and Private Provision.
  • What range of devices an Orthotist can provide.
  • Basic Biomechanical Principles of Orthotic Treatment.

What will attendees learn?

What Orthotists can do and how we can assist in rehabilitation.

How will attendees benefit from the webinar?

A solid overview of Orthotics and when to refer to an orthotic clinic.

Who is the webinar for?

Case Manager, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, AHPs

Meet the presenter: 

Graham Dunn works for Buchanan Orthotics in Scotland as the Clinic Lead Orthotist in their private clinic as well as working on product development and as an expert witness. He worked for 14 years in various NHS settings in the West Midlands ranging from Special Schools and rehabilitation centres to acute trauma sites, before relocating back to Scotland at the start of 2018.

He has a keen interest in enabling sport participation and has worked with a number of professional paralympic and able-bodied athletes.

Graham has a broad range of experience in Orthotics from major trauma to neurological conditions.

Date: Friday 2nd February 2024

Time: 12pm - 1pm

Price: FOC Members | £25 Non-members                    

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If you have any questions or queries please email us info@cmsuk.org or call 01329 446959.

Date Friday 2nd February 2024
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Email info@cmsuk.org

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