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Overview and Treatment Strategies for Prosthetic Training Patients with Transfemoral and Transtibial Amputations (CAD)
University of St. Augustine
5401 La Crosse Avenue
Austin, TX 78739
Saturday, September 15, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM CDT
Category: District Meetings

Due to the rise in Americans undergoing lower limb amputations, a thorough understanding of the assessment and treatment of patients using prosthesis is critical to ensure excellent patient care in all clinical settings. 4CCUs

At the conclusion of the course, participants will be able to:

• Describe the incidence and medical/psychological impact of amputations
• Identify outcome measures in the amputee evaluation
• List K Levels and their role in the prosthesis/transfemoral knee selection
• Identify common prosthetic componentry for the transtibial and transfemoral amputee
• Identify proper fit of prosthesis including sock ply management
• Identify and describe aspects of normal gait cycle and gait deviations including treatment interventions for the transtibial and transfemoral amputee

KERRI KALLUS, PT, MS, SCS, ATC, LAT, CERT. MDT, has been in clinical physical therapy prac-tice for more than 19 years, working with both neurological and orthopedic diagnoses, in Aus-tin, TX, at St. David’s Rehabilitation Center in their outpatient clinic. She spent her first 4-5 years working with neurological diagnoses, such as strokes, spinal cords, and Parkinson’s. The last 13-14 years has been primarily working with orthopedic diagnoses, specializing in ampu-tees. Ms. Kallus is a contributing faculty for the University of St. Augustine, in Austin, Tx, teaching physical therapy students about prosthetics and amputees. She has co-taught a CEU course on post-amputation care and management in the St. David’s Healthcare System. Ms. Kallus received her post-professional Master of Physical Therapy from Southwest Texas State University in 1998.

KATE MORRETTA, PT, DPT, NCS, has been a practicing physical therapist in inpatient rehabili-tation in Austin since 2012. She has specialized in treating patients with symes, transtibial, transfemoral, Van Ness rotationplasty and hip disarticulation amputations throughout the sub-acute post-amputation and prosthesis training process. At St. David’s, she co-created the Am-putee Education Program which includes a resource book detailing post-amputation care, shrinker and rigid removable dressing management, and comprehensive home exercise pro-gram. Within the St. David’s Healthcare System Dr. Morretta has taught educational courses on post-amputation care and management. She has attended continuing education courses in this area of specialization and collaborated with local prosthetists to gain additional expertise. Dr. Morretta received her Bachelor of Science degree in 2008 from University of Oklahoma and her post-professional Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2012 from Texas State University.

Saturday, Sept. 15th from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (registration/set-up will begin at 8:00 a.m.; coffee/breakfast items will be provided) 

PT/PTA/Student members: $50
PT/PTA/Student non-members: $100

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Contact: Keri Jackson at [email protected]