Webinars

OPGA is proud to offer excellent live, online education through clinical and business webinars designed to meet the growing needs of OPGA members. Members enjoy OPGA webinars from the comfort of their own computer while taking in valuable information and earning continuing education credits. Learn more about each OPGA webinar and their associated fees by clicking on the course link. If you have ideas for our next OPGA webinar, contact OPGA and let us know what you have in mind! 


 

Webinar: Shoe and Insert Selection for Diabetic Shoe Program

Date & Time: Tuesday, Feb. 11 at 1 p.m. CST

Overview:

There are so many shoe styles to choose from. Of course, women want "cute shoes" that don't make their foot look too big. The Shoe Program is a balancing act between getting the patient to choose a shoe that they may wear every day and something that is therapeutically correct for their foot size, shape, and condition. For inserts, there are pre-fab heat-moldable (5512) and custom inserts (5513,5514). How do you choose between the two different choices for each patient, and are there times that an L5000 is not necessary?

Learning objectives:

Participants will be able to choose an appropriate shoe for the patient as well as have a conversation with the patient as to why this shoe is best. Participants will also be able to choose the correct inserts with accommodations if necessary.

You don’t want to miss this one. Register today!

*This program has been approved for 1.5 Scientific (S) Category 1 PCEs by the American Board for Certification in Orthotics and Prosthetics (ABC). Credits will be granted by discipline.


Webinar: Össur Seal In X Locking Liner

Date & Time: Wednesday, Feb. 12 at 1 p.m. CST

Overview:

The Seal in X locking liner is a new liner system that gives prosthetists the flexibility to use different suspension methods for the same prosthesis. This liner can be used with a lock, suction or vacuum or even a combination of multiple suspension methods. We will discuss when having multiple suspension options could benefit a patient and prosthetist's goals.

Learning objectives:

We will discuss casting or scanning with this liner as well as recommended modification techniques for the best outcomes. We'll also discuss proper liner and ring sizing and what locking options are optimal for this system.

Register here. 

*This program has been approved for 1.5 Scientific (S) Category 1 PCEs by the American Board for Certification in Orthotics and Prosthetics (ABC). Credits will be granted by discipline.


Webinar: Documentation Did You Know? AFOs & KAFOs

Date & Time: Wednesday, Feb. 17 at 1 p.m. CST

Overview:

The program will cover Medicare documentation requirements for ankle foot orthosis (AFO) and knee ankle foot orthosis (KAFO). The audience will gain an understanding of the documentation necessary to comply with payer requirements and local coverage determinations (LCDs) as well as give providers the understanding necessary to secure reimbursement from future recoveries due to insufficient medical records to support medical necessity.

Learning objectives:

  • Identify the basic Medicare coverage criteria for AFOs and KAFOs.
  • Understand the documentation requirements necessary to support coverage of custom AFOs and KAFOs.
  • Understand the useful life for AFOs and KAFOs and when replacements are covered under the policy.

Register here. 

*This program has been approved for 1.5 Scientific (S) Category 1 PCEs by the American Board for Certification in Orthotics and Prosthetics (ABC). Credits will be granted by discipline.


 

Webinar: Össur Balance Foot S/Balance Foot S Torsion

Date & Time: Thursday, Feb. 20 at 1 p.m. CST

Overview:

The Balance Foot S and Balance Foot S Torsion are two new waterproof K2 feet designed to provide enhanced stance stability, a smooth rollover and moderate push off for low activity users. The Balance S is a light weight, C-shaped fiberglass foot that includes a wide foot blade with a split toe, a soft foam heel bumper, and has the option to include Ossur's Torsion unit and Unity vacuum pump. We will discuss patient profile and product characteristics, as well as review clinical testing/data.

Learning objectives:

We will discuss product characteristics and user profile for both versions of the Balance Foot S including the importance of the Torsion unit in the K2 population. We will also discuss clinical findings and data that support product claims.

Register here. 

*This program has been approved for 1.5 Scientific (S) Category 1 PCEs by the American Board for Certification in Orthotics and Prosthetics (ABC). Credits will be granted by discipline.