Faculty of Health Sciences
Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation
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Orthotics Rehabilitation

Course CodeSemester Course Name LE/RC/LA Course Type Language of Instruction ECTS
FTR5008 Orthotics Rehabilitation 1/2/0 DE Turkish 3
Course Goals
 In general, to understand the biomechanical properties of the orthosis, to learn the mechanisms of action, 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) Nazif Ekin Akalan
Course Assistant(s)
Schedule This course has not been opened in the 2018-2019 fall semester
Office Hour(s) This course has not been opened in the 2018-2019 fall semester
Teaching Methods and Techniques  
Interactive theoretical course
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 Interactive theoretical course
2. Week Orthopedic Orthosis Terminology Interactive theoretical course
3. Week Evaluation for foot analysis and orthosis Interactive theoretical course
4. Week Insole, Foot Orthoses Interactive theoretical course
5. Week Lower Extremity Orthoses I (AFO) Interactive theoretical course
6. Week Lower Extremity Orthotics I (KAFO) Interactive theoretical course
7. Week Midterm
8. Week Lower Extremity Orthotics I (HKAFO) Interactive theoretical course
9. Week Trunk Orthoses I Interactive theoretical course
10. Week Trunk Orthoeses II Interactive theoretical course
11. Week Servical orthoses Interactive theoretical course
12. Week Upper extremity Orthoses I (shoulder) Interactive theoretical course
13. Week Upper extremity Orthoses II (elbow) Interactive theoretical course
14. Week Upper extremity Orthoses III (Wrist and hand) Interactive theoretical course
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.
LO-5Can follow the developments related to the field and reflect them to their applications.
Course Assessment Matrix:
Program Outcomes - Learning Outcomes Matrix
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