Manufacturers’ Workshops Tier D

Manufacturers’ Workshops Tier D
Saturday, September 28: 1:00 PM – Ending Times Vary

The following Tier D Workshops run concurrently within this track.

Advancements in Innovation
Össur Americas Inc.
Össur’s commitment to the changing of our profession is displayed in this workshop with the latest technologies to address comorbidities and lead to improved rehabilitation and outcomes.  See the next generation of microprocessor foot technology, the all new PROPRIO FOOT and the RHEO KNEE XC with a patient model demonstration.  ÖssurLogic software will also be displayed and provide participants with an understanding of how to implement the software for training the user as well as to capture objective data relative to the user’s daily activities.  (Ends at 5:00 PM)

Providence Nocturnal Scoliosis® System
Spinal Technology, Inc.
This course instructs orthotists on the use of a nocturnal orthotic system for the non-surgical treatment of adolescent idiopathic, juvenile and neuromuscular scoliosis. The program will educate on how to satisfactorily address the needs of patients thorough review of scoliosis principles and the use of innovative technology to optimize fit, comfort and compliance while stopping curve progression in a nocturnal only setting.  (Ends at 5:00 PM)

Compliance Perfection, Best Business Practices, Successful Accreditation Survey and Working Through Privileging Changes With Your Staff
American Board of Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics, and Pedorthics (ABC)
One thing we can’t fight is change, but we can stay ahead of the curve which will ensure your success. Where is our profession going and what changes can we make to stay on top?  Join this education opportunity and discussion on best business practices and ways to help your facility be compliant with the ABC accreditation standards. We’ll discuss ABC’s extensive set of accreditation tools and resources to help you become and remain the best business you can be. We’ll review:

  • Best business practices that will save you time and money
  • Complying with the standards that apply directly to your practice
  • Chart documentation that supports treatment, billing and medical necessity. Make sure you get paid for the services you provide and help defend yourself from audits
  • Opportunities for marketing your practice
  • Changes in privileging standards
  • The Top Ten issues ABC surveyors discover during their surveys and even more importantly, how to avoid them!  (Ends at 3:00 PM)

WillowWood & Coapt: Collaboration, Comfort & Control
Coapt, LLC
Coapt, an industry leader in intuitive prosthesis control and WillowWood, an industry leader in the design and manufacturing of prosthetic products, have come together to develop a new liner for more advanced and comfortable use in upper extremity prostheses. The new TPE liner solves the undertaking of myo electrode placement and ensures comfortable and consistent contact for the user. This workshop will showcase and educate on the versatile liner that melds WillowWood’s expertise in liner design and technology with Coapt’s innovative pattern recognition solution. Attendees will have an opportunity to see the product demonstrated and learn the associated fabrication techniques.  (Ends at 3:00 PM)

The New Modular NEURO SWING AFO. Scientifically Grounded Technology for the Orthotic Management of Neurological Disorders
Take part in a course about a breakthrough technology grounded in scientific research for the proper orthotic management of neurological disorders such as cerebral palsy, stroke, traumatic brain injury, multiple sclerosis, CMT, and more. The patented NEURO SWING system ankle joint is introducing two new joints with the modular PLUG+GO. Each AFO matches the pathological gait based on the user’s physical condition and offers the possibility of independent alignment adjustments of the segments and customized mechanical forces according to activity level, weight, the range of motion, and manual muscle tests. PLUG+GO expands the scope of customization according to the user needs during the rehabilitation process.

(Ends at 3:00 PM)

Practice Management: Lessons from the Field –
Part 1: Proven Techniques to Increase Profitability
Part 2: OPIE Users Meeting
OPIE Software
Part 1 (1 p.m. – 3.p.m.) OPIE works with O&P professionals from across the country to identify the key elements that increase practice profitability.  Gain insight into what your peers have discovered with proven processes that will help to improve your practice’s  profitability!  No other software company has the O&P knowledge, experience or desire to partner with you in your success.
Part 2 (3 p.m. – 5 p.m.) This meeting is a must for current and future OPIE users who want to see the latest and greatest innovations from OPIE Software. Learn how to take control of your practice’s workflows and use the software to more effectively manage your own processes.

Espire Pro and Hybrid from College Park
College Park Industries
Learn about the Espire Hub application for the Espire Pro and Hybrid myoelectric elbow systems. Participants will have the ability to manipulate thresholds and settings in the app to achieve optimal function for the user.  Discuss Trusignal electrode use and the patient benefits that they provide.