Upper and Lower Extremity Limb Loss: A guide for Occupational and Physical Therapists

Saturday, October 21, 2017
08:00 AM to 05:00 PM


Nicklaus Children's Hospital
Main Auditorium
3100 SW 62 Ave
Miami, FL  33155


Please complete the form below to register.This one day course will focus on rehabilitative management of upper and lower extremity amputations including prosthetics and function for both pediatrics and adults with limb loss. The course will highlight evidenced based practice and current trends and research including the latest technology in prosthetics for both the upper and lower extremity. The course will be didactic in nature.

Attendees will gain knowledge with application of content through lecture, case studies/scenarios, and hands-on lab experiences.


Target Audience:

OT’s, PT’s, and practitioners from a variety of settings who work with patients with amputations.


  • 7 AOTA
  • 7 APTA

Course Schedule

7:30 a.m. -
8:00 a.m.
Breakfast provided
8:00 a.m. -
8:10 a.m.
Welcome and Introduction
Evelyn Terrell, OTD, MHSA, OTR/L
8:10 a.m. -
9:15 a.m.
Upper Extremity Limb Loss: A Comprehensive Approach to Understanding Prosthetics and Function
Meredith Adams, MOT, OTR/L
9:15 a.m. -
9:45 a.m.
Upper Extremity Prosthetic Solutions
Kinsey Herrin MSPO, CPO/LPO
9:45 a.m. -
10:00 a.m.
10:00 a.m. -
10:30 a.m.
The Quantum I-limb Hand I-digits by Touch Bionics/Ossur
Helga Robinette, OTR/L
10:30 a.m. -
11:15 a.m.
OT Role with Lower Extremity Amputees
Kayleigh Fessenden OTR/L
11:15 a.m. -
12:00 a.m.
OT Intervention of the UE Amputee from Acute Care through Rehabilitation
Helga Robinette, OTR/L
12:00 a.m. -
1:00 p.m.
Lunch Break (Lunch Provided)
1:00 p.m. -
1:30 p.m.
Upper Extremity Hand and 3-D Printing
Cherise Medina-Verdun MS, OTR/L
1:30 p.m. -
2:00 p.m.
LE Prosthetic Solutions
Terri Sparber Bukacheski LP, CP, LORF
2:00 p.m. -
2:30 p.m.
Rehab in the LE Pediatric Amputee: A Case Study
Michelle Sierra, PT, DPT
2:30 p.m. -
2:45 p.m.
2:45 p.m. -
3:15 p.m.
Considerations and Management of the Lower Extremity Amputee
Chris Jagessar PT, OCS, ATC
3:15 p.m. -
3:45 p.m.
Post-Operative Care of Lower Limb Amputees
Jesse Mitrani LP, ORF and Kate Penny LP, LOI
3:45 p.m. -
4:45 p.m.
Myo Muscle Site Testing Lab
Helga Robinette OTR/L
4:45 p.m. -
4:55 p.m.
Panel Discussion, Questions and Answers
4:45 p.m. -
5:00 p.m.
Closing Remarks
Evelyn Terrell, OTD, MHSA, OTR/L

For more information:

For more information or help with this course please call 305-662-8282.

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