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March 25, 2017
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Workshop 2 -- Orthotics (Friday, March 24, 2017, 9:00 am -- 12:00 pm)
Using DAFOs in Treatment Plans for Patients with Cerebral Palsy
Keith M. Smith, CO, LO, FAAOP
Cascade DAFO ‐‐ Ferndale, WA
(via video)Janice Brunstrom-Hernandez, MD
Neurology Cerebral Palsy Center at St. Louis Children’s Hospital
This course focuses on how to select brace designs and customize dynamic ankle‐foot orthoses (DAFO) for
patients with CP, and is designed for practitioners with experience in dynamic lower‐ extremity bracing. Discussion
will include common gait deviations in the pediatric population with CP and the range of lower‐extremity bracing
solutions available for the more challenging patient. Through a combination of lecture, patient videos, and group
discussion, participants will gain an understanding of how to effectively use and optimize a DAFO to improve the
outcome for patients with CP.
About the Presenters
Keith M. Smith CO, LO, FAAOP, is a practicing orthotist at the Orthotic and Prosthetic Lab, Inc. in St. Louis, where he
specializes in clinics in scoliosis and pediatrics as well as adults with neurologic involvement. Keith been actively
involved in field research, publishing numerous times in the Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics as well as
lecturing all over the U.S. and internationally, including numerous Academy, AOPA, ACPOC, AACPDM and BAPO
Keith served on the Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists Board of Directors for six years and was President of
the Academy between 2009‐10.
(Via video) is Dr. Janice Brunstrom-Hernandez, board-certified in Pediatric Neurology and a member of the Child
Neurology Society and the American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine. She founded the
Pediatric Neurology Cerebral Palsy Center at St. Louis Children’s Hospital, and is now the director of 1 CP Place in
Workshop 4 -- Orthotics (Friday, March 24, 2017, 1:30 pm -- 4:30 pm)
The WalkAide® System: Advancing Clinical Outcomes with Functional Electrical
Shannon VanVleet, RN ‐‐ Rehabilitation Sales Specialist
Innovative Neurotronics, Inc. ‐‐ Austin, TX
This course addresses adults and children with central nervous system diseases/disorders that may contribute to
gait dysfunction and related issues. It covers therapeutic and neuroprosthetic applications for the lower extremity
using functional electrical stimulation (FES) for the peroneal nerve. Education about FES, FES options and bracing
for the treatment of gait drop foot will be covered. In addition, the course provides detailed explanations of patient
evaluation, gait assessment, application of the WalkAide® System, using the WalkAnalyst® software and the
importance of recording objective measures in support of treatment selections. Participants will learn about using
a multidisciplinary approach to patient care as well as “Adult & Pediatric Best Practices” for FES when using the
WalkAide® System, in promoting optimal functional outcomes for pediatric
About the Presenter
Shannon VanVleet received her Bachelor of Science from the Indiana University School of Nursing as a Registered
Nurse. She has held the position of Rehabilitation Sales Specialist at Innovative Neurotronics from December,
2014 to today. She is also a current distributor and clinical support specialist for the WalkAide® and BTS G‐Walk.
VanVleet is a certified trainer for the WalkAide® Technology.
Workshop 3 -- Prosthetics (Friday, March 24, 2017, 1:00 pm -- 5:00 pm)
The Infinite Socket™ Product Line: Adjustable Socket Solutions for Above‐Knee
and Below‐Knee Amputees
Steve Hoover, CPO – Clinical Specialist
LIM Innovations ‐‐ San Francisco, CA
Comprising proprietary materials and modular components, the custom‐molded above‐knee and below‐knee
sockets allow for unprecedented versatility for patients and practitioners. With modern componentry and state‐of‐
the‐art technology, the Infinite Socket™ system boasts unparalleled comfort backed by rigorous testing and data‐
driven metrics. The four‐hour workshop will be split equally into two trainings covering the Infinite TF and Infinite TT.
Each training will include assisted breakout sessions, functional data metrics, and detailed presentations to
accredit you as a certified provider of the most adjustable sockets on the market.
About the Presenter
Specialties: Vacuum suspension, computerized components (C‐leg, Rheo, etc.) all types of socket designs (MAS,
RCR, etc.), sprinting prostheses, difficult amputations, prosthetic education, in‐services, clinical education,
management, and product development. I have a desire to advance the field of the Prosthetics through new product
development and new manufacturing techniques, as well as education, policies, and political action to benefit the
patients that require these services.
LIM Innovations: Clinical Specialist ‐ (1 year 8 months) College Park Industries: Technical Service Manager (3 years
5 months) Wright & Filippis: Certified Prosthetist ‐ (14 years 2 months).
(March 24, 2017)
Workshop 1 -- Prosthetics (Friday, March 24, 2017 9:00 am -- 12:00 pm)
Pattern Recognition Control of Upper Limb Prostheses: Hands-on workshop
Blair Lock, MS, P.Eng ‐‐ Managing Partner
CoApt, LLC ‐‐ Chicago, IL
This presentation will introduce Coapt’s COMPLETE CONTROL™ pattern recognition system for upper limb
prostheses. Attendees will learn about applying the technology in a clinical environment – how patients can be
evaluated for pattern recognition control, details about fitting and fabrication, and factors that influence the training,
therapy, and success. Coapt will cover which configurations of other manufacturers’ devices can be enhanced with
the system and answer questions on integration with existing prosthetic products. Finally, attendees will learn how
to best involve the resources of Coapt and what to expect from the system and patients’ performance.
About the Presenter
Blair Lock is co‐founder and CEO of Coapt, LLC and was previously the Operations Director for the targeted muscle
reinnervation research group at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. He has been dedicated to advancements in
the field of upper limb prosthetics and myoelectric control for the past 13 years. Mr. Lock holds graduate degrees in
engineering and management.
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