On 25th April 2014 Proactive Prosthetics hosted their 5th seminar in a series of educational programmes for professionals involved in the rehabilitation of amputees. Nearly 50 Personal Injury lawyers and case managers joined a variety of speakers and patients to learn about the various aspects of rehabilitation. The day started with a talk by Richard Nieveen (prosthetist) on the principles of prosthetic fitting followed by a talk on new generation myo-electric devices by Kevin Shaw (prosthetist). Mr Norbet Kang (plastic surgeon) gave an excellent presentation on his experience with nerve repair and the potential for future prosthetic rehabilitation of amputees with advanced technology myo-electric devices. Dr Imad Sedki (rehabilitation consultant) spoke about the rehabilitation of amputees and Mr Scott Hodder (case manager) gave an insight to the role of a case manager in prosthetic rehabilitation. Lunch was followed by a practical demonstration of gait re-education in a trans-femoral amputee. Reconstructive amputation and the role of revision surgery was the subject of Mr Mike Saleh (orthopaedic surgeon) and Mr William Latimer-Sayer rounded up the day with a barrister’s perspective on medico-legal claims for amputees. A panel of speakers fielded questions and reflected on aspects of rehabilitation presented during the day.
The course was accredited by APIL Training and participants were credited with 6 CPD points.
“A fantastic day!” quoted one participant “nice to have a strong clinical focus – very interesting”
“Excellent and stimulating” said another and “Excellent day – fantastic speakers with great insight into the future…..each talk was engaging” from another participant “a good opportunity to see how the clinic works and meet the Proactive Team.”
Proactive Prosthetics plan to hold similar seminars in the future. If you would be interested in attending please contact us at:
tel: 01252 702500