Lower Limb Amputation and Prosthetics 2023 Conference

lower limb prosthetic
Heikki Uustal, MD
Heikki Uustal, MD
Medical Director,
Prosthetic/Orthotic Team
JFK Johnson Rehab Institute
Edison, New Jersey

The Annual Prosthetics and Orthotics Conference is sponsored by the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation – University of Missouri School of Medicine. The focus of the 2023 conference is Lower Limb Amputation and Prosthetics.

To register or for additional information email byarsk@health.missouri.edu. Virtual attendance is available for Friday’s Presentations but is not available on Saturday. Virtual attendees will receive invitations to zoom via email. Please contact Morrisbk@health.missouri.edu with any questions regarding invitations.

Conference Presenters

  • Joseph Burris, MD Course Director, Chair and Professor of Clinical PM&R University of Missouri
  • Geoff Dunlop, CP Hanger Clinic, Columbia, Missouri
  • Tracy Ell, CP Manager Owner Hi-Tek Limb & Brace, Columbia, Missouri
  • Janelle Engel, DPT Physical Therapist, Therapy Neuro Center, University of Missouri
  • Carl Giacchi, DO Clinical Assistant Professor, Harry S. Truman, Veteran’s Hospital
  • Kodi Hilgenbrinck Hi-Tek Limb & Brace Columbia, Missouri
  • Brandon Jones, CPO Hanger Clinic Columbia, Missouri
  • Paul Jones, DO Professor of Clinical PM&R University of Missouri

Conference Schedule

Friday, April 21, 2023

(Only Friday’s Lectures will be broadcast on ZOOM)

7:30 am - 8:00 am           

  • Registration

8:00 am - 8:10 am

  • Welcome and Introduction of Course Faculty

8:10 am - 9:10 am

  • Evaluation of Patients with Lower Limb Amputation
    Heikki Uustal, MD
    View presentation

9:10 am - 10:00 am

10:00 am – 11:00 am

11:00 am – 12:00 pm

  • Prosthetic Prescription Formulation Medical Necessity
    Heikki Uustal, MD
    View presentation

12:00 pm - 12:15 p m

  • Lunch pick up—in room

12:15 pm – 12:45 pm

  • PT considerations in gait training
    Janelle Engel, DPT

12:45 pm – 1:30 pm

Saturday, April 22, 2023

8:00 am - 8:15 am

  • Registration

8:15 am - 9:30 am 

9:30 am - 10:30 am

  • Live Gait Deviations
    Joseph Burris, MD
    Paul Jones, DO

10:30 am - 12:10 pm

  • Workshop with Demonstrations
    Componentry/Residual Limb Mgmt.

12:10 am - 12:40 pm

  • Lunch

12:40 pm - 1:40 pm

  • Workshop with Demonstrations
    Patient Models/Componentry

1:40 pm - 2:00 pm

  • Posttest and Course evaluations
    Joseph Burris, MD 


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