James McGuire, D.P.M., PT, Assoc. Professor
This course examines the application, fabrication and use of various lower extremity orthotic and prosthetic devices and shoes in the treatment of biomechanically, medically, and/or neurologically induced weight bearing and gait associated pathologies. Included in the course are lectures on biomechanical assessment, regional mechanical pathologies and specific,therapies to address them, foot casting techniques, foot orthotic fabrication, orthotic application and adjustment, lower extremity orthotic and prosthetic management, and orthodigital and shoe therapy. Course content is presented in lecture format with the use of demonstrations, video, and guest lecturers when appropriate and available.