prosthetist education

coryn-olpin-dirCoryn Olpin,
CP, BSME, MSIDT
Director of FIT

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Welcome letter from Director of Freedom Institute of Technology:
 

The Freedom Institute of Technology (FIT) was designed to help clinicians learn about new products, techniques and technology while utilizing an education paradigm based on adult learning principles to ensure that the information being taught is meaningful, relevant and useful to you in your practice. With a background in Instructional Design and Technology, I have worked with our team of highly experienced clinicians to develop a curriculum to reflect your needs as busy professionals. Our overall educational strategy offers a wide variety of educational opportunities for all needs including traditional in-person didactic and hands on courses, interactive online modules that are available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and live webinars to learn and ask questions as you go.

As the director of the Freedom Institute of Technology, I look forward to helping you meet your education needs by seeing what FIT can do for you. Let us know how we can enhance your educational experience. Contact me at FIT@freedom-innovations.com.

Sincerely,
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Freedom Institute of Technology

FIT Forums

FIT Forums are in-person courses instructed by one of our highly qualified field clinical prosthetists that can be conducted in your facility or at a local meeting space.

How do I schedule a Fit Forum?
Contact your Regional Sales Manager to setup a course.
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FIT Forum Courses

FIT Forum Courses

 

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  1. Introduction to Plié 3® MPC Knee | 1 hr, 1.25 CEUs

    Learn the fundamentals of the Plié 3 MPC Knee including features, benefits and candidate selection. Gain a better understanding of how to properly assess the patient, align the prosthesis, and use our two different programming methods to customize the Plié 3 MPC Knee.

  2. Plié 3 Comprehensive Overview | 2.75 hrs, 3 CEUs

    Take an in depth look at the Plié 3 MPC Knee. Discover how it works, who it’s for, and how to program it using our 2 programming options for the best outcomes for your patients. This course requires you to provide a patient for a Plié fitting and trial.

  3. Plié 3 Programming in 5 Minutes or Less | 0.5 hrs, 0.5 CEU

    Save time by using the Plié Programming in 5 Minutes or Less Programming method when short on time or with new ambulators.

  4. Clinical Overview of Freedom Innovations’ Composite Feet | 1.25 hrs, 1.5 CEUs

    Explore Freedom Innovations’ full portfolio of composite prosthetic feet. Learn about our composite materials including aerospace grade carbon fiber and fiberglass as well as engineered concepts developed within each product, selection based on patient needs, essential coding, and billing information and proper alignment.

  5. Freedom Innovations’ Ankle Systems | 1 hr, 1.25 CEUs

    Discover Freedom Innovations’ two articulating ankle systems, the Kinterra™ mechanical hydraulic ankle system and the new Kinnex™ Microprocessor Ankle/Foot System. Gain an understanding of the features and benefits of both products as well as identify who is the ideal candidate for each.

  6. Kinnex™ MPC Ankle Foot System Programming | 2.75 hrs, 3 CEUs

    Take an in depth look at Freedom Innovations’ Kinnex Microprocessor Ankle/Foot System including how the ankle works and how its function will benefit patients wearing it. Fit a patient of your choice and learn how to align, program and fine tune the Kinnex to meet your patient’s needs. This course requires you to provide a patient for a Kinnex fitting and trial.

  7. Kinnex / Plié Combo | 1 hr, 1.25 CEUs

    Learn tips and tricks for fitting the Kinnex and Plié combo for patients with transfemoral amputations. Identify how to properly fit the two products together for the best outcome for your patient.

  8. Gait Training Solutions with Plié 3 | 1 hr, 1.25 CEUs

    Improve your gait training techniques with the Plié knee by helping your patients improve balance, reduce gait deviations, and improve gait efficiency.

  9. Teaching Your Patients How to Run | 1 hr, 1.25 CEUs

    Learn the skills needed to efficiently align a prosthetic running foot, assist your patients in taking their first running steps, and teach patients advanced gait training skills and running form to avoid injury.

 


FIT Online

FIT Online allows for convenience of interactive learning modules that can be accessed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and allow you to go at your own pace and review as needed.

How do I access FIT Online?
Register for your online account »
Once registered, watch the training video and complete the Getting Started Pathways.

FIT Online Courses

FIT Online

 

  1. Kinnex Introduction | 0.5 hrs, 0.5 CEU

    Review Freedom Innovations’ new Kinnex Microprocessor Ankle/Foot System and get a high-level overview of features and benefits.

  2. Kinnex GaitLab Programming | 1 hr, 1 CEU

    Learn how to fit, align and program the Kinnex MPC Ankle/Foot System using the GaitLab App.

  3. Kinnex Patient Training | 1 hr, 1 CEU

    Gain an understanding of how to properly train your patients wearing the Kinnex MPC Ankle/Foot System to take advantage of all of the benefits it provides while sitting, standing, and walking on all surfaces and terrains.

  4. Plié Programming in 5 Minutes or Less | 0.5 hrs, 0.5 CEU

    Refine your Plié programming skills by learning about our new time saving Plié Programming in 5 Minutes or Less Programming method.

 


FIT Webinars

Freedom Innovations is pleased to announce the 2017 Webinar sessions on Coding and Reimbursement Best Practices with Aaron Sorensen, CPO, LPO, from Restorative Health Services in Murfreesboro, TN. These webinars are designed to provide best billing and coding practices for lower limb prosthetic devices to clinicians, billing specialists, and office managers. Each webinar provides 1-1.5 CEU. Please contact your Freedom Sales Rep for available courses and dates.

For more information on scheduling a FIT Forum or accessing FIT Online, email us at FIT@freedom-innovations.com.

Webinar Archives

 


CEUs

Continuing Education Credits (CEUs):

All FIT Forums and FIT Online Courses are approved for ABC CEUs. If your certification is through another board, BOC or other, we can provide you with a certificate of completion for you to submit to a separate board for approval. Physical Therapists are welcome to attend any of these courses; however, Freedom Innovations does not submit for PT CEUs for any of the courses listed here.
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