The role of the prosthetist
As a prosthetist you would work with patients of all ages as a member of a clinical team, based at a large hospital. The disability in these patients may be the result of an accident or amputation, perhaps following a disease such as diabetes. Alternatively they may have been born without a limb.
You will use the skill you have learnt to design and select the best possible prosthesis, from a range of components.
Your first step would be to make a model of the area on which the prosthesis is to be fitted. You will do this by making a plaster cast or digital image which would then be modelled to produce a safe and comfortable fit. You will supervise assembly of the prostheses by the technicians.
During fitting you will offer advice on how to use the prosthesis and make adjustments to maximise its performance.
You will work alongside doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and prosthetic technicans to give the people under your care the best possible rehabilitation. Your main aim will be to enable the patient to lead a normal life at work and leisure.
The role of the orthotist
An essential part of the orthotists job is to assess the patients problem. A prescription is formulated in conjunction with colleagues, such as doctors, physiotherapists, chiropodists, and orthotic technicians and you will then design the orthosis.
As an orthotist you may work in one or several hospitals. You will often work in a clinic as part of an out-patient service and also visit other centres to provide a service for people with special needs.
You will be dealing with people of all ages. For instance children who have cerebral palsey may require fabricated splints to help them walk and many older people need special footwear and insoles to treat deformities.
If damaged, any part of the human skeleton may require some form of orthosis. The orthosis may be needed to reposition the body or to provide relief from discomfort.
You will be responsible for taking careful and precise measurements of the patient and supervise the making, fitting and adjustment of the orthosis, as well as educating them in fitting and using their orthosis.
July 12, 2012
actually this is one of the early orthosis that me n my friends did in our lab..actually i din know exactlly what is the function of this stuff . As i read on some of the WEB, i got to know that this insole is actually for some purposes.sorry Mr.Sadeeq yr book is too heavy to carry home!!.Some people are using insole due to some of the biomechanical problem, such as:
- heel pain
- ball of foot pain
- achilles tendonitis
- knee pain
- and sometimes low back pain
|the positive cast|
June 30, 2012
^_^ weehuu...this pic was taken about 3 month ago.time ni kolej 8 ade buat konsert amal kat KPS~kompleks perdana siswa. n the ticket is only rm 20. kitorang masuk kejap je pastu keluar n time kitorang keluar dari dewan tu perghh...monoloque ngn atilia tgh lepak kat dpn. n we got an oppurtunity snap pic with them.yee ^_^
such a boring day..n now im watching iklan pampers bebudak "whoopee"...comel lah budak dlm iklan ni..joget2 pastu kain terselak2..dah tak tau nak buat ape..n im wasted 3 days of my holiday..tengok tv sorang2 pon ape yang best kan..MAKK BALIKLAh...owman..lepas ni nak buat ape pulak.nasib baik ade satu aktiviti yang tidak memerlukan wang + tidak mengira masa + tidak mmerlukan bnyak tenaga iaitu TIDUR..thanks for saving my life mr. tido =.="
HEY...its holiday..so now got time to coret2..such a long time din post anything.n quite suprise to see this new blog's format.what should i do during this holiday.thinkblink.hmmn today was the worst day of my life.My mom left me alone n she went for some event(don't really know what was the event).n for today i've cook soup n porridge.n quite suprise that the taste is better than my mom*maybe
|breakfast.look like subway rite?|
maybe not =..="