presented by Alicia White, PT, DPT, ATC
This course will provide the basics of gait training with a prosthesis. In order for a physical therapist to educate a patient to ambulate with a prosthesis, they must first understand typical gait. Incorporating the basics of typical gait with prosthetic ambulation, regardless of the prosthetic technology, will result in a functional movement pattern for the patient. Understanding the key components of gait training with a prosthesis will provide the clinician with the appropriate skills to successfully treat any patient with an amputation.
Alicia White, PT, DPT, ATC
Dr. Alicia White graduated from Baldwin-Wallace University in 2004 with a degree in athletic training. She continued her studies at the University of Miami where she earned a doctorate in physical therapy in 2007. Dr. White worked at the Center for the Intrepid in San Antonio, Texas for ten years where she treated high-level patients…Read full bio
1. Basic Prosthetic Training for a Transfemoral Amputee
This is it! This chapter will discuss the key components of basic prosthetic training for a patient with a transfemoral amputation and provide techniques to promote proper gait patterns with a prosthesis.
2. Basic Prosthetic Training for a Transtibial Amputee
We'll continue our discussion of the key components of basic prosthetic training for a patient with a transitibial amputation and provide techniques to promote proper gait patterns with a prosthesis.
3. Advanced Prosthetic Training
Most patients will consider the ability to ambulate on even surfaces for a majority of their day a successful prosthetic rehabilitation. Other patients will demand more. This chapter will touch on stairs, running, hiking, and access to adaptive sports.
4. Common Gait Deviations with a Prosthesis
This course would be remiss if it did not mention the future of prosthetic rehabilitation. Of course, prosthetic technologies will continue to advance the field, but we have recently seen significant advances to surgical techniques as well.
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