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Health Careers Education
HL00357
Lower Limb Orthotics
395.00
The student will demonstrate competencies in the development and manufacture of foot orthosis, ankle-foot orthosis, knee-ankle-foot orthosis and orthotic shoe modifications. Various materials and procedures will be used in the design of each project.
Lara Skaggs
Program Manager
405 743 5106
lskag@okcareertech.org
Orthotics and Prosthetics Equipment and Materials or evaluation by Instructor.
-Identify skeletal structures, joint structures and bones of the foot, and the movements that occur at all joints in the lower limb.

-Fabricate a custom molded foot orthosis.

-Fabricate orthotic build-ups and wedges on a pair of patients's shoes.

-Delineate fabrication parameters for a metal ankle-foot orthosis.

-Form a stirrup to a patient's shoe according to orthometry specifications.

-Fabricate a metal-knee-ankle-foot orthosis, including all leather components.

-Lay out and correct a patient's tracing and delineate fabrication parameters for a metal knee-ankle-foot orthosis.

-Fabricate a metal knee-ankle-foot orthosis, including all leather componenets.

-Fabricate a UCBL foot orthosis made of thermoplastic material.

-Fabricate a bi-valved thermoplastic ankle-foot orthosis.

-Fabricate an artiulating plastic ankle-foot orthosis made of co-polymer material.

-Fabricate an articulating plastic ankle-foot orthosis made of thermoplastic material.

-Fabricate a plastic knee-ankle-foot orthosis made of thermoplastic material.

-Adjust thermal plastic AFO.

-Repair Upright on Metal AFO.

-Study fabrication of hip joint and placement on HKAFO.
Lower-Limb Orthotics. Prosthetic-Orthotic Publications., New York, New York, 1986.



Anderson, Miles H. A Manual of Lower Extremities Orthotics: 2nd Edition. Charles C. Thomas Publ., 1977.



Goldberg, Bertram and John D. Hsu. Atlas of Orthosis and Assistive Devices. 3rd Edition. St. Louis: Mosby 1997.



McMurtie and Rikel, Human Anatomy.



New York University, Lower-Limb Orthotics Orthotist's Supplement. New York, NY: Prosthetic-Orthotic Publication, 1986
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Career Majors That Sequence This Course
Career Cluster Pathway Career Major
Health Science Therapeutic Services Orthotics Technician
Health Science Therapeutic Services Orthotics/Prosthetics Technician
Health Science Therapeutic Services Pedorthics