Orthotic Fitter Course

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Orthopaedic allied health professionals who are cross-credentialed offer their employers added value. In today's competitive job market, diversifying your skills is more important than ever. NAOT is committed to providing our members with opportunities to advance their professional skill set.

ABOUT THE COURSE

This is an ABC and BOC approved, entry-level orthotics program. The course, designed specifically for orthopaedic technologists, provides a basic knowledge of orthotic fitting and prepares them for obtaining an orthotic fitter certification. Completion of an approved course is one of the requirements before an individual is eligible to sit for the Orthotic Fitter Certification Examinations.


COURSE FORMAT & SCHEDULE

The program is comprised of two components: a 16-hour web-based/Power-Point self-study component and a 16-hour live classroom/hands-on instruction component.


LIVE PROGRAM OUTLINE

Day One:

  • Fitting Lab:
    • Cervical
  • Maternity Supports
  • Fitting Lab:
    • Spinal Soft
  • Ancillary Supplies Presentation
  • Fitting Lab:
    • Spinal Rigid
  • Upper Extremity Injuries and Conditions
  • Fitting Lab:
    • Upper Extremity
  • Fitting Lab:
    • Fracture Bracing
  • Questions & Answers

Day Two:

  • Knee Pathology Review Guide 2:
    • Anatomy
  • Fitting Lab:
    • Knee
  • Ankle and Foot Pathology Guide 2:
  • Fitting Lab:
    • Ankle & Foot
  • Lymphedema/Venous Insufficiency
  • Therapeutic Shoes
  • Casting Impressions / Measurement Kits
  • Questions & Answers

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

Orthotechs and other allied health professionals who provide off-the-shelf bracing for patients with musculoskeletal problems, injuries, and conditions.


FACULTY

All instructors are credentialed by BOC International and by the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics, and Pedorthics (ABC) and are nationally-recognized professionals with many years of experience in the field.


DATES & LOCATIONS

February 21-22, 2014
Nashville, TN
Radisson Hotel Nashville Airport
1112 Airport Center Drive
Nashville, TN 37214

May 2014
Dallas, TX
Date and location to be determined.

July 29-30, 2014

Atlanta, GA
Westin Peachtree Plaza
210 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA 30303
*at the NAOT 2014 Annual Clinical Symposium


TUITION

NAOT Members: $600
Non-Members: $650


REGISTRATION

February 21-22, 2014
Nashville, TN
Click here to register online.

• A printed registration form can be faxed to NAOT at (317) 205-9481 or mailed to NAOT, 8365 Keystone Crossing, Ste. 107, Indianapolis, IN 46240. Registration forms can also be requested by contacting NAOT at (317) 205-9484 or naot@hp-assoc.com.


HOTEL LOCATIONS/ACCOMMODATIONS

February 21-22, 2014
Radisson Hotel Nashville Airport
1112 Airport Center Drive
Nashville, TN 37214

A special room rate of $125 per night (single/double) is available for Orthotic Fitter Course participants at the Radisson Hotel Nashville Airport. To make a reservation, call Katie Hurst at (615) 889-6042, and reference the group "NAOT Orthotic Fitter Course" to receive the discounted rate.


BECOMING A CERTIFIED ORTHOTIC FITTER

Completing NAOT's Orthotic Fitter Course is the first step in the process of becoming a Certified Orthotic Fitter (COF) with BOC and a Certified Fitter Orthotics with ABC.

BOC Certification
NAOT's Orthotic Fitter Course satisfies the prerequisite "Education Requirement" to become a BOC Certified Orthotic Fitter (COF). In addition to successful completion of the course, an eligible candidate must have a minimum of 1,000 hours (25 weeks of full-time work) of documented patient care, successfully pass the orthotic fitter candidate exam, and attest to upholding the ethical standards honored by all BOC certificants. For complete details on BOC Orthotic Fitter certification, please visit: http://www.bocusa.org/orthotic-fitter-certification-cof

ABC Certification
NAOT's Orthotic Fitter Course satisfies the prerequisite "completion of a NCOPE-approved orthotic fitter educational program" required to sit for the ABC Certified Fitter-orthotics exam. In addition to successful completion of the course, an eligible candidate must have a minimum of 1,000 hours of patient care experience, and successfully pass the ABC Certified Fitter-orthotics exam. For complete details on the ABC Certified Fitter-orthotics credential, please visit: http://www.abcop.org/certification/CertifiedFitter-Orthotics/Pages/Default.aspx


CONTINUING EDUCATION (CEUs/CMEs)

The NAOT Orthotic Fitter Courses have applied for approval for the following:

• CEUs for OTC
• CEUs for ATC
• CEUs for PA-C
• 32.75 CPEs for BOC (30.75 Category 1; 2.0 Category II)

BOC-ATC
The National Association of Orthopaedic Technologists is recognized by the Board of Certification, Inc. to offer continuing education for Certified Athletic Trainers.