Posts tagged Orthotics
The American web site OandP.com has launched an online learning service, this can be found by clicking here
Use the OLC Course Finder or search box to choose a course of interest. Purchase a course and complete the quiz to receive continuing education credits. Results are provided to ABC, BOC and the CBCPO. If you want you can just view the course without completing the exam and of course you will not receive any CPD credits.
These credits could of course be used as part of your CPD for HPC registration.
My feet were such agony I got married in my wellies… but why are prescription shoes so ill-fitting and ugly to boot?
Good article from the Daily Mail….
Sally Underwood has a cupboard full of shoes she never wears. Yet she’s not a fickle shopaholic — she simply can’t find a shoe to fit. Last year, she wore cream wellies for her wedding. Day-to-day, she lives in a pair of worn-out boots. Since she was 15, Sally has suffered from rheumatoid arthritis, where the body’s immune system attacks the joints.Like nine out of ten of the 400,000 Britons with the condition, she has disabling foot pain and deformity. And, also like most sufferers, she’s been given orthotic insoles — custom-made supports for shoes. The problem is, they won’t fit in a single pair.
Orthotics is the standard treatment, not just for rheumatoid arthritis but also for hundreds of thousands of people with diabetes, polio or neurological disorders such as multiple sclerosis, who often suffer severe problems with their feet. But studies show most patients find orthotics no help at all with mobility. Also, the insoles require deeper and wider footwear than usual — often in the form of prescription shoes. But these are so ugly and uncomfortable that many people can’t bring themselves to wear them.
Some experts describe the situation as scandalous. And Sally, 36, a knitwear designer from Hastings, says: ‘It’s taken me a long time to manage my symptoms, but at last I’ve got a life that works. ‘Or at least it would if I could only get my feet sorted out. ‘I am expected to wear an orthotic insert to enable me to walk more easily — but I can’t find shoes that fit.’
To read the full article click here
We have listed a new job advert for Orthotic Technicians required by TayCare.
Please click on the Careers tab and then the Vacancies tab.
You can apply for these post directly from the web site.
A group of Orthotists and Technicians are out in Uganda at the moment setting up and running a Polo clinic. They have a blog running with pictures on Face book and you can follow the action by clicking on the following link: Uganda Polio Project
To help the project team out and make a donation please click on this link: Project Just Giving Page
The University of the East Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center Inc (UERMMMCI) recently inaugurated the Philippine School of Prosthetics and Orthotics (PSPO) at its campus in Quezon City.
The ceremonial ribbon-cutting was headlined by the Guest of honor Ms. Viel Aquino-Dee , Tan Yan Kee Trustee Ms. Shirley Tan Chua, UERMMMCI President Dr. Romeo Divinagracia and UERMMMCI- CAReS Dean Dr. Raquel Cabazor.
PSPO is part of an international network with Cambodia Trust and Nippon Foundation as partners. These institutions’ main goal is to empower PWDs in every aspect of their lives—especially those who are poor, unemployed or those who do not have any access to mobility devices. Cambodia Trust and Nippon Foundation found UERM’s physical therapy and rehabilitation program to be of perfect fit and best matched their vision and philosophy. A $7 million grant for UERM’s PSPO curriculum, spread over 10 years through a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), was signed in October 2010.
PSPO, which is under the UERMMMCI College of Allied Rehabilitation Sciences, is currently accepting applications for the Bachelor of Science in Prosthetics and Orthotics degree.
The degree program includes rigid and intensive practice and hands-on training on Prosthetics and Orthotics with subjects including Anatomy and Physiology, Technical Engineering, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and Prosthetics and Orthotics, to name a few. Students will be mentored by an international faculty composed of experts in prosthetics/orthotics education from Canada, Japan, Sri Lanka and Cambodia. Some of PSPO’s future local faculties are now abroad for hands-on training and skills acquisition specific to this transfer of technology.
Three new job positions with Ortho Europe in Bradford have been listed on the site.
To view and apply online for any of these vacancies please go to the Careers tab and click on the Vacancies tab.
Each year Algeos hold out annual Orthotic Technicians football tournament. This year the event will be held in Liverpool on Saturday the 7th of July 2012.
The Orthotic Technicians Cup is a 5-a-side football competition which takes place annually in the UK. The event provides an excellent opportunity for professionally related companies to meet up on a unique social level and every year has proven to be huge success!
The location of the event changes each year, past locations have included Newcastle, Blackpool and Sheffield. The number of teams who take part in the competition vary year to year, but usually 10-12 teams take part.
The competition can be entered by any company or organisation in the O&P or Podiatry sectors, all we ask is that you enter your team early so we can plan ahead for the event.
To enter a team, please contact Francis Barrett at firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date for team entries is Friday 9th of June 2012.