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FSHD University: Orthotics for knee hyperextension

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Dec 16, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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1:00 PM ET | 12:00 PM CT | 11:00 AM MT | 10:00 AM PT

Bob Meier, CO

Bob Meier, certified orthotist, is back to present on a topic that is not uncommon in people with FSHD: knee hyperextension. During walking, certain muscles are activated so that the human knee never even reaches full or terminal extension. This mechanism protects the largest ligament in the knee which acts as a back-up to stabilize against knee hyperextension. With any neuromuscular condition that interferes with those muscles, the potential exists for someone to develop knee hyperextension. This program will look at various means of minimizing the occurrence of, or controlling the condition once it exists. Those options can include just an Ankle Foot Orthosis (AFO), just a hyperextension Knee Orthosis (KO) or a combination of both, a Knee Ankle Foot Orthosis (KAFO).

Bob has been active in the fields of orthotics, therapeutic exercise and biomechanics since 1978, and has been conducting education programs since 1982.  His special interest is in applied closed chain biomechanics and muscle function.  He has taught numerous courses across North America, Europe and Australia on gait assessment, rehabilitation and orthotics.  He holds six patents involving orthotics and applied biomechanics for spine and lower extremity applications.

We are grateful to Allard for sponsoring this educational webinar. Please note that the FSHD Society does not give medical advice or endorse any products or services discussed in our educational programs. You should consult your own medical provider about any treatments and interventions.

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Dec 16, 2021
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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