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Orthotic & Prosthetic Technician Continuing Education Course


October 11 and 12, 2019

Registration Fee

$ 30.00 (SFCC Students) Friday & Saturday (October 11th and 12th)
$165.00 (Technicians/CPOs/Assts/Fitters) Friday & Saturday (October 11th and 12th)
$100.00 (Technicians/CPOs/Assts/Fitters) Friday only (October 11th)

SPECIAL: If more than one person from your practice or company is attending the 1½-day course, the registration fee for each is reduced by $25 per additional person with a limit of three (3) attendees. (For example: if two techs attend, the fee for each is $140 or for three techs, the fee for each is $115.) Fees remain the same for attendance on Friday only.


The 2019 Technician CE Course is created and designed specifically for O&P technicians with each presentation including a fabrication demonstration. This CE course is approved for 15 CE credits by the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics & Pedorthics (ABC) and for 16.5 CE credits by the Board of Certification (BOC), and for 12 MCE by Orthotics Prosthetics Canada (OPC).


See Program Agenda

Course Outcomes

Practical application and information regarding innovations and problem-solving techniques and processes used in O&P fabrication, technique, and application that are applied on an everyday basis in O&P practices, central fabrication labs, hospitals and clinics.

Course Agenda

Friday, October 11 Speaker Course Title
7:00 a.m. Registration/Refreshments  
7:30 - 9:00 a.m. Dwight Putnam Creative Fab Techniques & Problem Solving
9:00 - 10:30 a.m. Jason Kimmel & Alex Stein Plaster Modifications
10:30 - 10:45 a.m. Break  
10:45 - 12:15 p.m. Francois van der Watt Fabrication of Direct-mounted Prosthetic Foot
12:15 p.m. - 12:45 p.m. Lunch  
12:45 - 2:15 p.m. Mike Dodd & Owen Dodd Hamstring Repair Orthoses
2:15 - 2:30 p.m. Break  
2:30 - 4:00 p.m. Desh Anderson Pectus Carantum Fabrication
4:00 - 5:30 p.m. Vendor Panel* Fabrication Round Table
Saturday, October 12 Speaker Course Title
7:00 a.m. Refreshments  
7:30 - 9:00 a.m. Glenn Wilson The Evolution of the Technician
9:00 - 10:30 a.m. Dan Kiesecker Finding Creative Solutions to Technical Difficulties
10:30 - 10:45 a.m. Break  
10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Pat Maroney Willowwood One System Fabrication
12:15 - 1:45 p.m. Chad Eberhart & Rich Thomas Incorporating BOA System Design Into LL Socket
12:45 - 1:45 p.m. Russ Bartlett & Brad Davis Dynamic Strut AFO Set-up & Finishing
1:45 - 2:00 p.m. Evaluation Comments from Attendees
2:00 p.m. Adjourn  


Ruthie H. Dearing, MHSA, JD
Program Coordinator
O & P Technology Program
Spokane Falls Community College
3410 W. Whistalks Way
Spokane, Washington 99224