resident will be exposed to daily clinic setting which consists of
scheduled/unscheduled appointments. Residents will be under the direct
supervision of an orthotist in a rotational structure.
Orthotic Section is a component of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery
and Rehabilitation. The resident may observe certain surgical
procedures that have a direct impact on orthotics. Along with
observation, each resident will become familiar with operating room
protocol and post-surgical orthotic management techniques. The resident
will have multiple professional interactions while attending this
residency program. The purpose for the professional interactions is to
learn how orthotics interfaces with different services within the
hospital and clinic. Each resident will take part in a hospital call
rotation. Hospital call rotation will consist of taking hospital call on
designated/scheduled days and being on call, on designated days, after
The following will include input from the technicians and supervising orthotist.
Thoroughly investigating both clinical presentation and historical information to implement an optimum treatment plan.
Measurements and Casting
Utilizing proper and reliable techniques to create a solid foundation for the device to be provided.
resident will be required to fabricate and assemble the necessary
device for each patient. This will be done through educational
processes involving clinicians and technicians.
resident will thoroughly inspect the fitting of each orthoses and
properly adjust the device for the best fit. Addressing any concerns
related to the orthoses is essential.
Each resident will be required to understand the billing and coding procedures as well as the nuances of the billing processes.
All evaluations, recommendations, fittings, adjustments, and billings
will be made under the direct supervision of our certified orthotists.