Upper Limb Course
Learn more about the Fillauer upper limb body-powered line of products
August 7-8, 2023
During this two day, in-person course, participants will gain in-depth knowledge of Fillauer body-powered components, an introduction to coding, and tips on evaluating and prescribing an upper extremity prosthesis. Attendees will also receive hands-on experience with casting, modifying, and fitting upper limb check sockets and fabricating harnesses.
- Up to 12 participants
- Hands on instruction for casting and fitting sockets
- Harnessing and Cabling options
- Understanding and selecting upper limb componentry
- Coding upper limb prostheses
- Materials and resources for patient evaluations
In addition, there will be an introduction for myoelectric principles, including myosite locations and utilizing MyoOne electrodes. Identifing potential problems typically seen in fitting each device as well as fabrication for improved clinical outcomes will also be covered.
Lunch and one evening dinner provided for registered attendees. Hotel and transportation to and from the course are not included. Travel recommendations are provided below.
Course Instruction Sample:
Day 1: Attendees arrive at the Fillauer classroom and meet our amputee models. Participants will work on casting the models and preparing the molds for check socket fabrication. Please come dressed for casting and lab work. The lecture portion will include upper extremity patient evaluation, myo testing and myosite location, and introduction to Fillauer’s line of upper extremity prosthetic componentry.
Day 2: The second day, attendees will finish any remaining modifications and check socket fabrication. Our amputee models will be available after for check socket fitting and adjustments. A facility tour will take place around lunchtime, and will be followed by a hands-on harnessing and cabling session, and componentry lecture. There will also be time at the end of the course for any final questions that remain.
In this course, we will share our experience and knowledge of body powered upper limb components, coding and evaluation procedures. We will review features, functions, and differences between the many wrists, terminal devices, elbows, and skeletal systems currently available.
Participants will gain hands-on experience in casting, fabricating, and fitting upper limb check sockets on upper extremity patient models, as well as fabricating body powered harnesses. We will also review common mistakes made in device selection and how to improve overall choices that are often missed due to unfamiliarity or lack of awareness of certain technologies.
Continuing Education Credits
This course counts toward 14-16 CEU credit hours upon completion of the course.
Course Registration Information
The Fillauer Upper Limb Course is taught at our offices in Chattanooga, TN
Tucked between the mountains of Southeast Tennessee, along the beautiful Tennessee River, Chattanooga is one of America’s most breathtaking cities. The downtown area has a variety of restaurants and hotels, local buses are free to ride, and the lively Riverfront boasts an Aquarium, Discovery Museum and over 17 miles of walkable riverfront. www.visitchattanooga.com
Fillauer Companies has their headquarters situated along Amnicola Hwy which runs along the Tennesee River and is about 4 miles from downtown and 7.5 miles from the airport
We recommend you fly into the Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport and find ground transportation to your hotel, or you can fly into the Atlanta International Airport and rent a vehicle. It’s about a 2 hour drive into Chattanooga. There are also shuttle options available through Groome Transportation or Greyhound Bus.
Once at the location you will be responsible for transportation to and from the Fillauer building. There may be group options for Uber or private car that can be arranged with fellow participants.
Lunch and one evening dinner are provided for registered attendees.
Participants are responsible for their own hotel accomodations. We recommend the following hotels in the area.
801 Pine Street
Chattanooga, TN 37402
Rate: Approximately $300.00
Hotel Indigo (Downtown)
300 W 6th Street
Rate: Approximately $135
Aloft Chattanooga Hamilton Place (Airport)
2090 Hamilton Place Blvd
Fillauer Room Rate: $119 + tax (Approximately $140 post tax)
Recommendation if booking is to call hotel and tell them you are with Fillauer for the Fillauer rate.
Register for the Upper Limb Course
Enter your information below and we’ll contact you with additional information for the course. The class is limited to 12 participants. In the event that the course is full we will add you to our waiting list and will contact you about openings or for future opportunities.
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