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This 6 hour presentation highlights prosthetic options and the key components of preprosthetic and postprosthetic management of the upper limb amputee.
Participants will be guided through a prosthetic training protocol. Topics covered include: edema control, desensitization, mirror therapy, myosite testing and training, prepositioning/ proportional control of the terminal device, bimanual skills training and advanced technologies. The partnership between the therapist and prosthetist will be highlighted as
this is critical in providing a person with the most functional prosthesis. Therapists will participate in an interactive demonstration of myosite training and testing and hands on with Upper Limb Prosthetic components.
Edema Control/Limb Shaping
ROM and Strengthening
Mastering the Basics
Gaining Control (prepositioning and proportional control)
Bimanual Skills Training
Quality of Myoelectric Control
Terminal device and rotator function
TMR and Pattern Recognition
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