Optimus Academy

Optimus Academy exists to provide continuing education to therapists, physicians, and patients. Our purpose is to strengthen the team that has the privilege of working with patients who have undergone amputation surgery, as well as to help those patients become better informed and more confident about living with a prosthesis.

Continuing Education: Prosthetics for PTs and OTs

“The focus of the Optimus Academy is to take our continuing education efforts to the next level”, says John Brandt CPO LPO. “Our efforts that began in 2009 have proven to be so effective that we have been asked to provide prosthetic overview courses to surgical residents as well as therapy students for years to come.”

Optimus Academy Quarterly Course Listing

Optimus Academy Quarterly Course Listing

  1. Amputation & Prosthetic Overview
  2. Lower-Limb Prosthetics:  Transtibial
  3. Lower-Limb Prosthetics:  Transfemoral
  4. Lower-Extremity Amputee/Prosthetic Evaluation & Outcomes Measures
  5. Lower-Limb Prosthetic Gait Training
  6. Lower-Limb Prosthetic Gait Analysis
  7. Upper-Limb Prosthetics
  8. Prosthetic Advances
  9. Partial Foot, Ankle/Knee/Hip Disarticulation, & Transpelvic Prosthetics
  10. Microprocessor Controlled Knees


3/1/2018              #2             Veranda Gardens                                                 12p

3/6/2018              #7             Tri-County Extended Care                                 12p

3/6/2018              #4             Lakeridge Acres Nursing and Rehab              430p

3/8/2018              #2             Mt. Airy Gardens                                                  12p

3/15/2018           #5             TriHealth Rehab Hospital                                  12:15p

3/20/2018           #4             Mercy Fairfield Rehab                                         12p

3/27/2018           #8             Covenant Village                                                  12p

3/28/2018           #5             Daniel Drake Center                                            12p


3/14/2018           #10          Wilson Memorial In-Patient                                12p


3/28/2018           #10          Mt. Carmel Westar                                                12:30p

Physical Therapy Initial Evaluation – PDF
Physical Therapy Initial Evaluation – FORM
Amputation Statistics – PDF
Understanding Vascular Disease – PDF

The Ertl Procedure 
Amputation Statistics – PDF 

Lower-Limb Prosthetics Exam
Lower-Limb Answer Key
Upper-Limb Prosthetics Exam
Upper-Limb Answer Key

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