Clinical Trial Fitting and Education offered at NO Charge June 27 in Corinth, MS
Human Technology, Inc. Prosthetics and Orthotics is bringing a specialist from California, Gary G. Bedard, CO, FAAOP, to the area for a complimentary educational program to physical therapists and other medical professionals dealing with walking difficulties.
Bedard trained as a combat medic and a clinical specialist in the U.S. Army, where he received his licensed practical nurse (LPN) and emergency medical technician (EMT) civilian credentials. His military experience includes extensive work in coronary and medical intensive care units at various Army medical centers. He earned a bachelor's degree with majors in prosthetics and orthotics from the University of Washington, Seattle. Bedard is the Clinical Educator for Becker Orthopedic in Troy, Michigan, where be has taught didactic and practicum-based seminars at all of the orthotic and prosthetic schools in the United States.For years, traditional locked knee orthoses have been fit on individuals with knee instabilities. Studies have shown these devices require one to significantly and unnaturally modify their walking pattern to compensate for the locked knee. These compensations may include swinging the leg in a circular motion, hiking the hip to clear their foot, and increasing energy consumption for daily activities.
Human Technology, Inc. Prosthetics and Orthotics strives to offer the latest, advanced technology in healthcare to this area.
About Stance Control Orthoses
Candidates for stance control are weak or absent quadriceps, knee instability, slight genu varum/valgum, postpolio syndrome, multiple sclerosis, unilateral paralysis, trauma, and incomplete spinal cord injury. Many stroke survivors benefit greatly from stance control units.
A stance control orthoses is custom designed to each person individually. From high-tech microprocessors and electronic components that read and understand walking motions to those using an internal pendulum as a control signal, each device has merit and each option suits different physical needs and mobility concerns.
Stance control orthoses are available in a variety of configurations that will allow a safe, energy efficient, and more natural gait pattern for patients who meet the criteria.
FREETRIAL FITTING - Corinth, MS
If you or someone you know may be a candidate for a stance control and would like to participate in a clinical trial fitting for educational purposes, contact Teresa Caruso at 731-645-1735 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mississippi and Tennessee physical therapists can attend this educational seminar/trial fitting session at NO CHARGE for 4 continuing education units (4 Contact Hours 3:30- 7:45p.m.). Other medical professionals are invited to register and submit their certificates to their governing organization.