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What Happens When?


May 11 and 12, 2018


The What Happens When? Pedorthic/PT Course presents an interactive hands-on approach teaching attendees what happens biomechanically from gait analysis to final completion of foot orthotics. Using a combined methodology involving both pedorthists and physical therapists, attendees will learn the mechanics of gait analysis and evaluation in a group setting. Participants will evaluate, cast, manufacture, and fit her/his own foot orthotics through a comprehensive hands-on experience using a team analysis approach for an improved learning outcome. This pedorthics/physical therapy course is highly recommended for pedorthist practitioners, physical therapists, and physical therapist assistants who are treating patients with chronic or unresolved foot pathologies.

Presenters for the course are: Althea Schlumpf, C.Ped, Kenneth Short, C.Ped, David McGahuey, C.Ped, Shannon O’Kelley, PT and Cody Kenison, PT, Eli Wolff, PT, and Alex Zitnik, PTA.

The What Happens When? Pedorthic/PT Course has been approved for 14 hours of CME credits by the ABC, 15.75 hours of CME credits by the BOC, and for 11.25 MCE by the OPC (Canada).

On Friday and Saturday, morning/afternoon refreshments and lunch are provided along with a parking pass. A special room rate has been arranged with the Spokane Airport Holiday Inn for attendees.

For information, please contact:

Ruthie Dearing


Friday, May 11
7:30-7:50 a.m.     Registration/Coffee  
7:50-8 a.m.     Welcome Althea Schlumpf
8-10 a.m. 2.0 Lecture General Overview Shannon O'Kelley
      Anatomy & Biomechanics Cody Kenison
10-10:15 a.m.     Break  
10:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. 2.0 Lecture Gait Evaluation Cody
12:15-12:45 p.m.     Lunch  
12:45-1:45 p.m. 1.0 Lecture Choosing Proper Materials Althea
1:45-2:45 p.m. 1.0 Lab/Hands-On Gait Evaluation of Attendees Shannon, Cody, Eli Wolff & Alex Zitnik
2:45-3 p.m.     Break  
3-4 p.m. 1.0 Lecture Cast Attendees & Evaluate Kenneth Shore & David McGahuey
4-5 p.m. 1.0 Lab/Hands-On Fill Casts & Prepare for Fabrication Ken & Dave
Total Hours: 8.0      
Saturday, May 12
7:15 a.m.     Coffee/Announcements  
7:45-10:15 a.m. 2.5 Lab/Hands-On Strip & Modify Casts Ken & Dave
10:15-10:30 a.m.     Break  
10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 2.0 Lecture Pull Foot Orthotics Ken & Dave
12:30-1 p.m.     Lunch  
1-2:15 p.m. 1.25 Lab/Hands-On Test Fit & PT Alignment Pedorthists & PT
2:15-2:30 p.m. 0.25   Evaluation  
Total Hours: 6.0