Participants will have an understanding of a variety of deformities appropriate for deformity correction and limb lengthening.
Participants will have a understanding of treatment options for pediatric and adult orthopedic deformities.
Participants will be able to identify precautions to observe when treating a patient undergoing limb lengthening.
Participants will be familiar with basic treatment protocols for the following:
Patient undergoing femoral lengthening (internal vs external fixation).
Patient undergoing tibial lengthening (internal vs external fixation).
Patient undergoing humeral lengthening (internal vs external fixation).
Participants will have an understanding of the Pitfalls of Limb Lengthening and prevention and treatment strategies.
Participants will have the opportunity to observe live, and in-person, Physical and Occupational Therapy sessions geared toward their target patient population.
Participants will have the opportunity to participate in problem solving sessions to discuss cases observed, or cases that they present, with the experienced Paley Rehabilitation Therapists.
Participants will have the opportunity to participate in Labs targeted to their needs (Lite Gait lecture and demonstration with Nechama Karma MSPT, PCS; Stretch Lab for Lengthening, Splinting Lab).
* Keiser University PTA Program is the accreditor; they are approved by the Florida Board of Physical Therapy Practice by virtue of being a CAPTE-accredited educational program.
Our mission is to educate and mentor orthopedic surgeons worldwide in the application of innovative medical techniques to assess, treat, and rehabilitate children and adults who suffer from rare and neglected bone diseases, limb deficiencies, and skeletal abnormalities.