AFO Training Seminar
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AFO Training Seminar

 Export to Your Calendar 6/9/2018 to 6/10/2018
When: Saturday, June 9, 2018-Sunday, June 10, 2018
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Hotel Eldorado
500 Cook Rd.
Kelowna, British Columbia  500 Cook Rd
Contact: Amanda Langtry

Online registration is available until: 6/9/2018
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Ankle foot orthoses (AFOs) are braces or complementary assistive devices for the ankle and foot. According to The College of Pedorthics of Canada, accommodating/incorporating such devices falls within the C. Ped (C) scope of practice. AFOs are an important component in the management of lower-extremity conditions that require increased stabilization or dynamic assistance of ankle movement. Unfortunately, many pedorthists don’t receive direct training on these appliances in their preparation of C. Ped (C) certification. To help build a greater understanding and competency in these important medical devices, PAC's Professional Development Committee have organized the first-ever pedorthic-centered AFO training seminar!

Taking place in the spectacular wine-country of BC’s Okanagan Valley, this course will provide attendees with a comprehensive understanding of the different design-types of AFOs and their respective clinical indications. Dedicated time for practical skill development will be devoted to capturing lower-leg impressions through STS-sock, plaster and digital scanning methods, as well as common adjustments. Ultimately, the goal of this seminar is give attendees a firm understanding of identifying when foot orthosis applications end and AFOs begin, as well as the confidence to design, capture an impression, and follow-up with this patient sub-group.

Come for the AFO training, but stay for the wine! Our social event for this seminar will feature an evening wine-tour of one of the most prominent and boutique wineries the Okanagan Valley

has to offer!

Approved for 9 CEPs by The College of Pedorthics of Canada.