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Health Careers Education
Spinal Orthotics
Course is designed to build upon the knowledge and skills acquired in previous orthotics courses. Application of plastics, metal and leather will be utilized in the design of various spine supports. Additional topics will include strength and properties of various materials to obtain a desired biomechanical effect in each system.
Cindy Schneider
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Orthotics and Prosthetics Equipment and Materials; Anatomy and Physiology or evaluation by Instructor.
Upon completion of this course, the student shall be able to:

-Identify structures of spinal anatomy as they relate to spinal orthotics.

-Interpret spinal orthometry information and translate into spinal design parameters.

-Become familiiar with the structure, function and frame requirements for thoracolumbosacral and lumbosacral metal spinal orthoses.

-Perform fabrication procedures leading to development of metal and leather lumbosacral and thoracolumbosacral orthoses for anterior-posterior and anterior-posterior-lateral control.

-Vacuum form, establish trim lines and implement finishing processes on plastic thoracomumbosacral and lumbosacral orthoses.

-Shape and secure mechanical hip joint to spinal orthosis and molded thigh cuff.

-Demonstrate the process of locating anatomical hip axis and positioning hip joint with thigh cuff attached to thoracolumbosacral orthosis.
American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists. Seleceted Readings from the Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics. Alexandria, VA: American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists, 1995.

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

McMurtie, Hogan abd James Krall Rikel. The Coloring Review Guide to Human Anatomy. Dubuque, IA: Wm. C. Brown Publishers, 1991.

New York University Medical School. Spinal Orthotics. New York, NY: New York University Medical School, 1990
Career Majors That Sequence This Course
Career Cluster Pathway Career Major
Health Science Therapeutic Services Orthotics Technician
Health Science Therapeutic Services Orthotics/Prosthetics Technician