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Online Begins: September 28, 2020
Online Ends: October 26, 2020
Lab at SFCC: October 30-31, 2020

Registration Fee

  • Early $475 until August 31

  • Late $ 525.00 September 1 – September 23, 2020

Registration Fee includes morning refreshments, lunch, parking pass


An orthotic fitter is an allied health professional specifically educated and trained in the provision of certain orthoses. This includes fitting, adjusting, or modifying devices that reflect the level of education and training received. This is a hybrid course with 25-hours online didactic and a 16-hour in-class fitting lab conducted in Spokane, Washington on October 30th and 31st, 2020. This course is intended as the pre-certification course required by the ABC and BOC and as a refresher course for experienced orthotic fitters. This course has been approved for 32 Category II credits ABC; 40.25 CEUs (37.25 Scientific and 3 Business) BOC.

Course Outcomes

At the successful conclusion of this module, each attendee will be able to

  • Define the anatomical position
  • Describe the major planes of motion
  • Explain the positions, directions, and movements associated with the
  • anatomical position and planes of motion
  • Define terminology used when discussing the skeletal system
  • Describe various levels of orthotic suppor
  • Explain lever arm principles relating to motion control in orthotic intervention
  • Describe pressure distribution concepts regarding support versus patient tolerance

Course Outline

Module 1 Introduction
Module 2 Exam Overview
Module 3 Terminology and Techniques
Module 4 Orthopedic Structures
Module 5 Facilities Management
Module 6 Lower Extremity Supports
Module 7 Lower Extremity Orthotics
Module 8 Gait Overview
Module 9 Upper Extremity
Module 10 Pediatric Orthotics
Module 11 Spinal Supports
Module 12 Spinal Orthotics
Module 13 Cervical
Module 14 Venous Insufficiency
Module 15 Lymphedema
Module 16 Therapeutic Shoes


Ruthie H. Dearing, MHSA, JD
Program Coordinator
O & P Technology Program
Spokane Falls Community College
3410 W. Fort George Wright Drive
Spokane, Washington 99224
509-533-3231 FAX 509-533-4143