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March 24, 2018
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Workshop 2 -- Friday, March 23, 2018, 9:00 am -- 12:00 pm

Effects of a Mechanical Knee with Terminal-Swing Lock Engagement and Toe
Load/Hip Flexion Release on Energy Cost and Gait Mechanics of Transfemoral

Mr. Nicholas Vogel, CP
LegWorks—San Francisco, CA


A mechanical knee with both automatic lock engagement prior to heel strike as well as requirement of sequential
toe load and concurrent hip flexion to release the locking mechanism will be reviewed. A peer-reviewed clinical
study comparing the energy cost and pelvic angle of subjects while using the automatic locking joint compared to a
WASC unit will be covered. The physics of frictional torque utlilized by a variable cadence controller will be
explained, along with the implications for K2 self-selected walking speeds and possible progression to variable
cadence. A live patient fitting session covering gait training as well as demonstrated use of the knee as a
biofeedback mechanism for improving gait mechanics will follow the lecture portion.
About the Presenter

Nicolas Vogel is an ABC-certified Prosthetist and Clinical Specialist for LegWorks. Mr. Vogel completed both
technician and practitioner programs at Century College prior to attaining his CP certification in 2002. Nick
previously practiced in Minnesota, Illinois and North Carolina for 7 years. He then served as Senior Manager of
Prosthetics Technical Services at Medi USA before joining the Legworks organization in January 2017
Workshop 4 -- Friday, March 23, 2018, 1:00 pm -- 4:00 pm

Improved Clinical Outcomes via Full Weight Bearing Hydro-Static Casting
(hands on presentation)

(Presenter to be determined)
Cypress Adaptive, Bartlett, IL


The Symphonie Aqua System makes it possible to recreate the loading forces on the residual limb exactly as they
would be inside a prosthetic socket under actual full weight bearing conditions, producing an accurate and properly
fitting plaster impression. The Symphonie Aqua System significantly reduces/eliminates the need for the cast
modifications and the guesswork required when traditional, non-weight bearing casting methods are used..

About the Presenter

Workshop 3 -- Friday, March 23, 2018, 1:00 pm -- 4:00 pm

The Diabetic Foot Update; Are We Winning or Losing the Battle

Mr. Dennis Janisse, C.Ped
National Pedorthic Services, Milwaukee, WI


This workshop will include an overview of Diabetes and more specifically the Diabetic Foot. We will  deal with
different reasons and approaches to partial foot amputations and management options/approaches.
There will also be a discussion on concepts of how and why the Diabetes patients have Charcot Arthropathy, and
how to use Pedorthics and Orthotics in management of some of the most challenging feet we see in our practices.

About the Presenter

Dennis Janisse is President and CEO of National Pedorthic Services, Inc., a network of full-service Pedorthic
facilities. In addition to his duties at NPS, Mr. Janisse is a Clinical Assistant Professor in Department of Physical
Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Dennis is presently on the Board of Directors of
American Board for Certification in orthotics, prosthetics, and Pedorthics and a consultant for Dr Comfort,
subsidiary of DJO GLOBAL. He teaches pedorthics courses at Northwestern University Medical School and the
Medical College of Wisconsin. He is past President of the Pedorthic Footwear Association and an honorary
member of the American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society. He has written extensively on all aspects of
Pedorthics, with over 50 publications to his credit and has lectured throughout the United States and the world.
(March 23, 2018)
Workshop 1 -- Friday, March 23, 2018 9:00 am -- 12:00 pm

Considerations For Custom Shoes

Séamus Kennedy, BEng (Mech), Cped
Hersco Ortho Labs, New York, NY


Custom molded shoes make up a small % of business within O & P, but can be a critical part of the treatment plan
for certain patients.  In addition, when not done well, molded shoes can cause frustration and soak up valuable
practitioner time.  In this workshop we will take an overview of custom molded shoes including: reasons for their
use, patient selection, and prescription writing.  We will also take casts in the class and conduct cast evaluations.

About the Presenter

Seamus Kennedy has been a certified Pedorthist since 1996.  He studied Mechanical Engineering at University
College Dublin and worked in industry for 7 years.  Seamus and his brother, Cathal, bought Hersco Ortho Labs in
1995 and developed it into a full central fab making custom foot orthotics, AFO’s, Richie Braces, prosthetics, ankle
gauntlets and custom molded shoes using the latest technologies.  
Seamus is the pedorthic contributor to The O & P Edge, writing the quarterly “Stepping Out” article.  He frequently
gives talks on pedorthics and biomechanics to practitioners and doctors within the O&P profession.  He has
presented at the International Pedorthic Congress, the AOPA conference and the national Academy meetings.  He
has organized the Pedorthic program for the national AAOP meetings since 2011.  He currently sits on the board of
The Pedorthic Foundation a not-for- profit group that seeks to raise awareness and funding for pedorthic research
and scholarships.
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