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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. He currently is adjunct or secondary faculty for multiple prosthetics-orthotics and DPT programs. He has presented extensively on all topics in lower limb prosthetics, has many peer-reviewed articles, and has authored multiple book chapters. While at Brooke Army Medical Center, he developed the services from a small laboratory serving the local needs of the hospital to an international center aimed at improving function for service members who have sustained catastrophic limb injury. His staff continues to treat the most complex patients who have sustained limb loss or are in the limb preservation and limb salvage service.

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Interdisciplinary Insights for Acute Care Progression of Lower Limb Loss (Recorded Webinar)

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

Interdisciplinary Insights for Acute Care Progression of Lower Limb Loss (Recorded Webinar)

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Video Runtime: 60 Minutes, Learning Assessments: 20 Minutes

Following amputation surgery and during the acute care stage, evaluation findings are critical for developing a rehabilitation plan that helps the patient achieve their goals. However, this can be challenging, and limb loss often isn't well addressed in educational programs.

Join us for our webinar and learn how to incorporate evaluation findings into rehabilitative care plans for patients with lower limb loss. We'll discuss important considerations such as common postoperative complications and contraindications, vital signs that can affect your therapy session, residual limb compression and protection techniques, and more. You'll also learn how to progress treatment plans based on evaluation findings and available documentation.

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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

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

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

This course is a recording of a previously hosted live webinar event. Polling and question submission features are not available for this recording. Format and structure may differ from those of standard MedBridge courses.

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.

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Interdisciplinary Insights for Common Prosthetic Gait Deviations (Recorded Webinar)

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

Interdisciplinary Insights for Common Prosthetic Gait Deviations (Recorded Webinar)

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Video Runtime: 72 Minutes, Learning Assessments: 19 Minutes

This course is a recording of a previously hosted live webinar event. Polling and question submission features are not available for this recording. Format and structure may differ from standard MedBridge courses.

An interdisciplinary approach to amputee care can increase the success of your treatment goals and allow the patient to reach their full functional potential. Physical therapists, occupational therapists, and prosthetists all have unique and important roles in the rehabilitation process, which overlap but are not independent of each other. When understood and utilized appropriately, these professional responsibilities should complement one another and improve patient care. Understanding your role and scope of practice as well as those of your healthcare team colleagues will help improve functional outcomes and increase the effectiveness of your treatment sessions.

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Pre-Prosthetic Management of Lower Limb Amputation

Presented by John Fergason, CPO

Pre-Prosthetic Management of Lower Limb Amputation

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Proper early care of the patient who has sustained lower limb amputation is critical for obtaining successful functional outcomes once fitting and ambulation with a prosthesis have begun. This course will present the current status of amputation etiology, incidence, and prevalence in the United States. Following this framework, a method of limb care and preparation will be presented as well as several treatment options that can be applied to the individual rehabilitation needs and prognosis of the patient.

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Recognizing Common Hindrances to Physical Therapy Progression

Presented by John Fergason, CPO

Recognizing Common Hindrances to Physical Therapy Progression

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Your physical therapy sessions are valuable and often limited, therefore it is of utmost importance to recognize when a prosthetic problem is within your scope to correct or must be given attention by the prosthetist. This course will give you the tools needed to evaluate some of the most common pitfalls to physical therapy progression and either correct them when able or relay accurate information to the prosthetist for correction.

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The Physical Therapist and Prosthetics

Presented by John Fergason, CPO

The Physical Therapist and Prosthetics

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Do you ever feel overwhelmed with the technology that is available for your patients with limb loss? Just when you thought you had it figured out, a patient is referred with a system you are completely unfamiliar with! This course will assist you with understanding the prosthetic basics necessary to have successful early therapy sessions with your limb loss clients.

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Understanding the Transtibial and Transfemoral Limb/Socket Interfaces

Presented by John Fergason, CPO

Understanding the Transtibial and Transfemoral Limb/Socket Interfaces

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Why is the interaction between the residual limb and the socket so critical? Many fitting problems can be solved if a full understanding of the socket biomechanics is gained. This course relates the forces that occur on the limb in each phase of gait, allowing the clinician to isolate issues that may hinder progress in therapy. It also explores why the training of the patient with a transfemoral amputation is so much more complicated. The transfemoral patient has no direct muscle control of the knee function. Knee stability and control are of paramount importance to maintain safety and stability during ambulation. This course will correlate the forces that occur both on the limb and the knee to each phase of gait. Problem solving can be augmented by noting the knee stability at each phase of gait and how the skin appears after ambulation.

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Webinars with John Fergason

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Oct 11, 2023

Interdisciplinary Insights for Acute Care Progression of Lower Limb Loss

Presented by John Fergason and Alicia White

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Oct 4, 2023

Interdisciplinary Insights for Treatment of Limb Loss and Diabetes

Presented by John Fergason and Alicia White

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Jul 10, 2023

Interdisciplinary Insights for Common Prosthetic Gait Deviations

Presented by John Fergason and Alicia White

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