Faculty of Health Sciences
Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation
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Pediatric Orthotics Methods

Course CodeSemester Course Name LE/RC/LA Course Type Language of Instruction ECTS
FTR6013 Pediatric Orthotics Methods 2/0/0 DE Turkish 2
Course Goals
 To learn the biomechanical properties of orthoses using with pediatrics, to learn the effect mechanisms, to decide the appropriate orthosis for the patient and to evaluate the blood-based orthosis suitability
Prerequisite(s) None
Corequisite(s) None
Special Requisite(s) None
Instructor(s) Professor Nazif Ekin Akalan
Course Assistant(s)
Schedule This course has not been opened in 2018-2019 fall semester.
Office Hour(s) Şirinevler Campus C Blok
Teaching Methods and Techniques Lecture, discussion, demonstration
Principle Sources 1- Prosthetics and Orthotics Lower Limb and Spinal, Ron Seymour.

2- Webber, P.T. (2001). Breakthroughs in bracing. Rehabilitation management, 14,20-22

3- Palisano, R.L., Campbell, S.K.,&Harris, S.R. (2000). Decision making in pediatric physical therapy. In S.K. Campbell, D.W. Van der Linden, & R.J;.Palisano (Eds.) Physical therapy for children (2nd ed., pp. 198-224).

4- Boyd R.(2000, February 1). Conservative and surgical options in the management of the motor problems in children with cerebral palsy: An evidenced based medicine approach. Paper presented at the American Physical Therapy Association combined sections meeting. New Orleans, Louisiana.

5- Styer-Acevedo, J. (1999). Physical therapy for the child with cerebral palsy. In J.S.Tecklin (Ed.), Pediatric physical therapy (3rd)

Other Sources -
Course Schedules
Week Contents Learning Methods
1. Week Introduction to Orthotics Rehabilitation Oral presentation, demonstration
2. Week Orthopedic Orthosis Terminology Oral presentation, demonstration
3. Week Pediatric diseases and walking problems Oral presentation, demonstration
4. Week Pediatric diseases and walking problems Oral presentation, demonstration
5. Week Foot orthosis Oral presentation, demonstration
6. Week İnsoles Oral presentation, demonstration
7. Week Midterm Midterm
8. Week AFO Oral presentation, demonstration
9. Week KAFO Oral presentation, demonstration
10. Week HAFO Oral presentation, demonstration
11. Week Spinal orthoses Oral presentation, demonstration
12. Week Spinal orthoses Oral presentation, demonstration
13. Week Upper extremity orthosis Oral presentation, demonstration
14. Week Upper extremity orthosis Oral presentation, demonstration
15. Week Final
16. Week Final
17. Week
Evaluation tools Quantity Weight(%)
Midterm(s) 1 40
Final Exam 1 60

Program Outcomes
PO-11. Analyze the interactions of structures (cells, tissues, organs), organs, segments, construction body at the micro and macro level.
PO-22. Can measure and evaluate the human body on the basis of physical structure.
PO-33. Can determine the conditions that cause functional impairment, the extent of functional impairment and the effects of people on their lives.
PO-44. Takes an active role in consultation, patient follow-up and treatment processes in growth and developmental disorders.
PO-55. Takes an active role in consultation, patient follow-up and treatment of chronic progressive diseases (cancer, muscular diseases, nervous system diseases, metabolic diseases), reducing the effects of the disease (pain, functional impairment).
PO-66. Takes an active role in determining, predicting, preventing, following and treating the problems that come from the old age.
PO-77. Has an active role in hospitals, private clinics, health centers, rehabilitation centers, disabled and elderly care diseases and follow-up processes.
PO-88. Can act as an active role or autonomous to identify, prevent and monitor health-related risk factors.
PO-99. Improvement of disease areas and functional areas, improvement and improvement processes.
PO-1010. To make it possible to evaluate, develop and improve public health.
PO-1111. They can take an active role in project development and the related centers for the treatment of persons with disabilities, rehabilitation center, professional rehabilitation center establishment.
Learning Outcomes
LO-1To be able to understand the general mechanics of the orthosis, to develop the ability to decide the appropriate orthosis, and to learn how to evaluate the orthosis' s usefulness objectively,
LO-2Problem solving and decision making,
LO-3Identifying and analyzing the problems,
LO-4They will acquire scientifically proven, interpretive knowledge using knowledge and skills in physiotherapy and rehabilitation.
Course Assessment Matrix:
Program Outcomes - Learning Outcomes Matrix
 PO 1PO 2PO 3PO 4PO 5PO 6PO 7PO 8PO 9PO 10PO 11
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LO 2
LO 3
LO 4