Sat, Nov 07 | ZOOM Event

Keep Moving with Orthoses

This event will impart a clinical perspective on how orthotic motion control of lower limb joints (e.g., knee, ankle) may now need to change for individuals with post-polio syndrome to maintain their optimal walking potential.
Registration is not required for this event
Keep Moving with Orthoses

Time & Location

Nov 07, 2020, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
ZOOM Event

About the Event

SPEAKER: (Read Bio)

Géza F. Kogler, PhD, CO

Associate Professor Prosthetics and Orthotics, 

Kennesaw State University

‣  Director, Master of Science Prosthetics and Orthotics

‣  Affiliate Faculty of Georgia Institute of Technology, School of Biological Sciences

‣  Department of Exercise Science and Sport Management

   WellStar College of Health and Human Services 

   Kennesaw, Georgia

DETAILS:

Aging polio survivors are often faced with new mobility issues that they have not experienced in

the past. Orthotic interventions that were previously effective might not provide the same

functional assistance. This webinar will impart a clinical perspective on how orthotic motion

control of lower limb joints (e.g., knee, ankle) may now need to change for individuals with

post-polio syndrome to maintain their optimal walking potential. Dr. Kogler will present an

overview of fundamental rehabilitation goals, principles and challenges in the management of

movement limitations of the lower extremity and the use of orthoses as part of a treatment

plan.

Georgia has a unique and rich history with orthoses beginning with advancements developed at

Warms Springs Georgia at Roosevelt Institute for Rehabilitation and the establishment of the

first Master of Science in Prosthetics and Orthotics (MSPO) degree program in the country at

Georgia Institute of Technology in 2002. Dr. Kogler will update webinar attendees on the

transfer of this ground-breaking program to Kennesaw State University and the anticipated

impact the program could potentially have on Georgia and the Southeastern United States.