Prof. Dr. Bernhard Greitemann
Rehabilitation after osseointegration implant procedures requires specialised knowledge and is definitely just as important as the implantation technique itself. Long-term results are less favourable in the absence of a strict rehabilitation protocol based on biomechanical considerations. This encompasses topics such as stoma care, gradually increasing load bearing, prosthesis alignment and its adaptation in the rehabilitation process. Participants gain insights into the current approach in Germany, supplemented by an overview of where things stand internationally.
Even though Germany’s healthcare system is recognised as outstanding around the world, identifiable gaps in care do exist – especially for people with disabilities. The concept of participation does not appear to be strictly implemented yet. Participants are familiarised with various prototypical problem areas and learn about possible solutions.
The sensorimotor foot orthosis has been in use by children and adults for more than 20 years. Participants learn how existing fittings are carried out according to the current state of knowledge and today’s training concepts, and why standardisation is useful for developing future training concepts in order to provide a successful fitting with sensorimotor foot orthoses (SMFO). They also get to know the prerequisites for planning a fitting for a more differentiated indication and achieving the fitting objective.