Education Resources Inc is offering a new continuing education course that, according to a news release, will help enable therapists and assistants to tailor an amputee patient’s treatment from amputation surgery through prosthetic prescription.

Called “Amputee Rehabilitation: From Pre-op to Return to Sport Using Evidence Based Care,” the course offers a multidisciplinary team perspective and is recommended for physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, occupational therapists, occupational therapist assistants, and others working with amputees.

Multiple levels of limb loss, such as from diabetes, dysvascular, trauma, cancer, and sepsis causes, as well as its complications and common risk factors, will be addressed. It will also include detailed analyses of complex cases to help clinicians hone their decision-making skills. New technology, surgical options, and future directions to address current problems will also be discussed, per the release.

The course’s instructor, Inger Brueckner, speaks nationally and internationally about improving outcomes in amputee rehab using the latest evidence-based approaches and cutting-edge advances. She received her BS in Physiology from the University of California at Davis and her Masters in Physical Therapy from Boston University, the release explains.

During Brueckner’s 20-plus-year career, she has spent several years working primarily with amputee patients. She has coauthored an article on pre-prosthetic training for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America, and she is currently one of the primary investigators in a randomized clinical trial for transtibial amputations, the release notes.

The course will be held September 12-13 in Manchester, NH, and November 6-7 in Washington, DC.

[Source(s): Education Resources Inc, PRWeb]