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JPO Self-Assessment Examination

JPO Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics: June 2002 - Volume 14 - Issue 2 - p 94-96
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TO EARN TWO PCE CREDITS:

  1. Read the article on pages 82–93.
  2. Complete the examination.
  3. Submit your completed examination to the AAOP per the directions on the next page.
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DIRECTIONS:

The following questions require short answers only; you do not have to use complete sentences. All questions refer to the article “Compensatory Midfoot Dorsiflexion in the Individual with Heelcord Tightness: Implications for Orthotic Device Designs“ by M. Ann Karas, MA, PT, NCS, and David J. Hoy, BS, CPO.

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OBJECTIVES:

After reading this article, you should be able to:

  • Describe the anatomy of the ankle foot complex.
  • Identify the accepted methods of measuring ankle dorsiflexion using a goniometer or a torque controlled measurement device.
  • Identify the role of dorsiflexion during walking.
  • List orthotic devices that can manage the individual with limited soft tissue mobility at the ankle.
  • List methods for creating a contoured footplate that helps to prevent compensatory midfoot dorsiflexion.
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Complete the JPO Self-Assessment Examination on the previous page and above and score a minimum of 75 percent to earn two PCE credits. Send the completed examination and payment in U.S. currency ($20/AAOP members, $40/nonmembers) to: AAOP, P.O. Box 18046, Merrifield, VA 22118-0046. The examination must be received by the AAOP within 3 years of the publication date for credit to be awarded.

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