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Interdisciplinary Insights for Treatment of Limb Loss and Diabetes (Recorded Webinar)

presented by John Fergason, CPO and Alicia White, PT, DPT, ATC

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Financial: Alicia White receives compensation from MedBridge for this course. There is no financial interest beyond the production of this course.

Nonfinancial: Alicia White has no competing nonfinancial interests or relationships with regard to the content presented in this course.

Financial: John Fergason receives compensation from MedBridge for this course. There is no financial interest beyond the production of this course.

Nonfinancial: John Fergason has no competing nonfinancial interests or relationships with regard to the content presented in this course.

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Video Runtime: 85 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 19 Minutes

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In recent years, the incidence of type 2 diabetes has risen significantly. This has also led to a rise in diabetes complications, as well, which can include lower limb amputation. Unfortunately, many practitioners simply don't have the experience or expertise needed to manage the implications and impact limb loss has on patients.

Join us for this interactive webinar and increase your awareness and understanding about key issues and needs affecting patients with diabetes who have experienced limb loss and wear a prosthetic, including characteristics of diabetes that affect the outcome of prosthetics, unique factors in prosthetic design for patients with diabetes, and critical physical findings to be considered before designing an exercise plan. We'll also discuss how to create a tailored therapeutic exercise and education program for your patients to help them better manage their diabetes and become more proficient in using the prosthetic limbs for physical activity.

Meet Your Instructors

John Fergason, CPO

John Fergason is the chief prosthetist at the Center for the Intrepid at San Antonio Military Medical Center. He was formerly an instructor and clinical manager for the Prosthetics-Orthotics Program at UT Southwestern in Dallas, Texas, and proceeded to become the director of the Division of Prosthetics-Orthotics at the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington.…

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Alicia White, PT, DPT, ATC

Dr. Alicia White graduated from Baldwin Wallace University in 2004 with a degree in athletic training. She continued her studies at the University of Miami, where she earned a doctorate in physical therapy in 2007. Dr. White worked at the Center for the Intrepid in San Antonio, Texas, for 10 years, treating high-level patients with…

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1. Getting Started

In this chapter, we’ll review the factors in diabetes that can affect use of a prosthesis to prevent complications from occurring in your early treatment sessions.

2. The Patient–Prosthesis Interface

In this chapter, we’ll review how limb prosthetics are designed in response to the physical characteristics of the patient, including weight-bearing tolerance and joint ROM and strength. We’ll also discuss how having a working knowledge of the prosthetic device can enhance the success of your treatment plan.

3. Moving With Diabetes

In this chapter, we’ll review adaptions when implementing therapeutic exercise programs for the patient with limb loss and promote an understanding of diabetic management during prosthetic rehabilitation.

4. Question and Answer Session

This chapter is a viewer-submitted question and answer session facilitated by Alicia White and John Fergason.

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