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March 30, 2019
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Workshop 2 (1) -- Friday, March 29, 2019, 9:00 am -- 11:00 pm

Alternative to Carbon Fiber using Coyote Composite

Bradley Davis, CPA, CTP, Central Fabrication Lab Manager
Coyote Design — Boise, ID


This workshop will review practitioners’ and technicians’ preferences for basalt fiber, carbon fiber, nylon stockinette
or synthex fiber, and educate attendees regarding different light-weight choices to carbon fiber. The workshop will
provide information regarding health risks to technicians, strength and flexibility benefits for patients, and how to
use different products for best results. Attendees will also gain a better understanding of prosthetic design history
and materials. At the end of the course, attendees should have a good understanding of the materials discussed
and the differences between epoxy resin and acrylic modified epoxy resin, how and when it is best to use them.
About the Presenter

Bradley is the Central Fabrication Lab Manager at Coyote Design, Boise, Idaho. He has 16 years of experience in
Orthotics and Prosthetics and is also a congenital amputee. He was born and raised in Michigan, and ventured out
West six years ago, and joined the Coyote Design team in 2014.

Bradley enjoys golfing, fishing, hunting, hiking, traveling, and sports. He also enjoys helping other amputees get
active with golf outings, snowboarding, and charity basketball games.

Workshop 2 (2) -- Friday, March 29, 2019, 11:00 am -- 12:00 pm

An Introduction to Prepeg

Jason Kimmel and Alex Stein
Motion Unlimited, LLC — Ferndale, WA


Prepreg is a reinforcing fabric which has been pre-impregnated with a resin system. It allows for complete control
over the dynamics of the device being fabricated. Prepreg is a strong, yet light-weight composite that produces a
consistent and repeatable process. This makes prepreg an excellent choice in the fabrication of any device where
strength and responsiveness are required. .
About the Presenters

Jason Kimmel
Founding partner, Motion Unlimited LLC, a company that provides custom Orthotic and Prosthetic fabrication to
industry professionals.
 Jason’s interest in the orthotic and prosthetic industry developed as a direct result of losing his own leg and
becoming an amputee in 1994. His personal experience, pride, and passion for fabricating the highest quality
devices is at the center of his commitment to helping others regain their mobility.
 Jason’s career in prosthetics and orthotics began nearly 20 years ago as a technician at Hanger, Inc. After
accepting a position at Ottobock, he spent the following 11 years leading and supervising fabrication services.
Jason’s passion for customer service, quality control, and resource development is emulated in the high-quality,
dependable fabrication services that is provided by Motion Unlimited.
 Jason studied prosthetic fabrication at Century College, located in White Bear Lake, Minnesota.
 Jason enjoys spending time with his family, watching movies, working out and playing drums.

Alex Stein
Founding partner, Motion Unlimited LLC, a company that provides custom Orthotic and Prosthetic fabrication to
industry professionals.
 Alex’s experience in the orthotics and prosthetics industry has spanned nearly two decades, working with different
orthotic and prosthetic companies in Germany and the U.S. His career began as an orthotic technician at Institut
Fendel, located in Trier, Germany. After transitioning to the U.S., he spent 12 years leading and managing
fabrication services at Ottobock.
 Alex’s expertise has provided opportunities to branch out into different areas of custom fabrication, ranging from
traditional thermoplastic devices to custom prepreg composites.
 His passion for technology, resource development, process design, and business management is reflected in
the high-quality, dependable fabrication services that is provided by Motion Unlimited.
 In his free time, Alex enjoys formula one racing, soccer, woodworking and building custom mechanical keyboards.
Alex holds a four-year apprenticeship degree in orthotics and prosthetics from Carl-Bosh-Shule, located in
Heidelberg, Germany.
Workshop 4 -- Friday, March 29, 2019, 1:00 pm -- 4:00 pm

Utilizing Orthoses to Optimize Patient Outcomes

Curt Kowalczyk, CO
Ottobock — Austin, TX


We have come a long way from locked knee KAFOs and stiff AFOs. The awareness and utilization of this technology
will maximize patient outcomes. This seminar will cover orthotic bracing including AFOs, KAFOs, SCOs, and
SSCOs. In addition, we will also discuss a microprocessor KAFO designed to provide a new level of safety and a
more natural gait. The course will provide understanding of the requirements for activation for all Stance Control
and Swing and Stance Control orthoses as well as how to optimize patient strengths to achieve these
requirements. The participants will gain understanding of what happens during gait cycle in relation to the
orthoses, and how patients can activate the system they are wearing. The course will provide suggestions for
providing increased safety, stability, and activation of the systems according to patient needs and system

About the Presenter

Curt Kowalzyk, CO is an ABC Certified Orthotist and Senior Clinical Specialist-Orthotics for North America in
Ottobock’s Professional and Technical Services Department. He develops and provides orthotic clinical education
for custom and off-the-shelf orthoses. Curt enjoys working with customers and their patients to achieve the right
design for the right patient. Curt is passionate about advancing the field of orthotics with new product market
entries that will enhance patients’ mobility and independence which are currently being developed at Ottobock. He
has been an orthotist for 38 years. His past work experience included directorships of orthotics at the University of
Wisconsin and Duke University. He also was a research associate at the University of Minnesota Biomechanicacs
Lab, Dept. of Orthopedic Surgery.
Workshop 3 -- Friday, March 29, 2019, 1:00 pm -- 4:00 pm

Functional Solutions for Partial Hand Amputations

Aislinn Wyatt, CPO, V.P. Marketing
Naked Prosthetics — Olympia, WA


The partial-hand amputee population consists of predominantly working-age men (86%) who generally experience
traumatic amputations in the workplace. This population has historically been underserved in the prosthetic world,
often because patient care providers are unaware of a functional solution that is appropriate for their specific
needs. Naked Prosthetics will be addressing the demographics of this population, current solutions available on
the market, and how our prostheses, in particular, are designed with this population in mind.ces.

About the Presenter

Aislinn is a licensed prosthetist with a master’s degree in prosthetics & orthotics from the University of Washington.
Completing her residencies in both the private and public sectors she brings a new breadth of clinical knowledge
to our team at Naked Prosthetics. Prior to her career in P&O she earned her master’s in education from the
University of Notre Dame and spent six years as a middle and high school teacher, working both in the U.S. and in
South America. Her diverse life and professional experiences make her a valuable contribution as the NP Head of
Clinical Services.
(2 Topics)
(March 29, 2019)
Workshop 1 -- Friday, March 29, 2019 9:00 am -- 12:00 pm

Toe Walking Intensive

Keith M. Smith , CO, LO, FAAOP
Cascade DAFO—Ferndale, WA


There are multiple causes for toe walking, but no specific bracing solution for any given diagnosis. Each case
requires an individual assessment and treatment plan based on the patient’s unique presentation, goals, and real-
life factors. In this advanced course, we’ll build on your knowledge of toe walking treatments by showing you new
ways to look at patient presentations and discuss various bracing solutions you may not have considered. We’ll
share multiple case studies and successful approaches used by other clinicians—including course participants—
focusing on assessment, brace selection and optimization, and tips for casting and fitting.

About the Presenter

Keith M. Smith, CO, LO, FAAOP, is a practicing orthotist at the Orthotic and Prosthetic Lab, Inc. in St. Louis, Missouri
where he specializes in clinics in scoliosis and pediatrics as well as adults with neurologic involvement. He has
been actively involved in research in the field, publishing numerous times with 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 meetings. Keith served on the Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists Board of Directors for
six years and was President of the Academy between 2009-10.
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