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More Than Just an AFO Part 2: Common Deviations and Solutions

presented by Andrea Ecsedy, PT, DPT, NCS

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

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

Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.

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Video Runtime: 35 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 24 Minutes

This course will cover gait mechanics related to the ankle. Specific deviations, as well as the orthotic solutions for these deviations, will be discussed. An equipment showcase with actual AFOs will be presented, and the biomechanics of these AFOs will be reviewed. The lecture will wrap up with tricks of the trade regarding how quick modifications to existing AFOs can be made, to produce immediate results within a treatment session.

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Andrea Ecsedy, PT, DPT, NCS

Andrea Ecsedy, PT, DPT, NCS, currently works for SavaSeniorCare Consulting, LLC, as the national director of evidence-based practice. Dr. Ecsedy has 33 years of clinical experience and has been a board-certified neurological clinical specialist for 25 years. Her clinical focus has been in the areas of balance and vestibular dysfunction, stroke, Parkinson's disease, and spinal…

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1. Common Deviations at the Ankle

This chapter will cover commonly occurring gait deviations at the ankle and how these present further up the kinetic chain. How application of an AFO can remedy these deviations will also be covered, with rationales and biomechanics explained. Video demonstration of these concepts will also be presented.

2. Different Types of AFOs

This chapter will cover the different types of AFOs that are available and when these should be used. Video demonstration will be provided on how simple adjustments can be made to existing AFOs during a clinic visit to influence biomechanical alignment and get the desired gait results.

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