Boston Othotics and Prosthetics

Education & Training

At Boston Orthotics & Prosthetics, our priority is producing the best products and using them to improve the lives of our patients. To that end, we have created a new training program for clinicians to reinforce the Boston O&P methodology for treating patients and providing the best possible care.

Course Topics

Initially, Boston O&P will offer four unique training segments:

Courses will cater to a variety of knowledge levels, from introductory to more advanced concepts. Courses will also offer hands-on training and will address our multi-disciplinary approach. 

Rodin4D CAD/CAM technology and scanning will be a portion of every full-day course. In addition, webinars on advanced modification techniques will be offered on a regular basis. 

Course Length

Courses vary in length depending on the subject and the skill level of the student. CEU course credits are available for each class. 

  • Scoliosis: 2 days for introductory, 1 day for advanced
    • The Boston Brace 3D is the next innovation in the non-operative treatment of idiopathic scoliosis. Boston O&P clinical experts have combined knowledge of the three dimensional scoliosis curvature with the latest in shape capture and CAD/CAM technologies. This enhanced brace design comes from the unique and selective shift/push combination of corrective forces that are fabricated into each brace. Hands on learning will ensure participants demonstrate the ability to use hand held shape-capturing technology along with standard x-ray analysis for the custom fabrication of the Boston Brace 3D orthosis. Clinical management of the idiopathic scoliosis patient, outcome measurement and reporting will be reviewed.  
  • Cranial Remolding Helmets: 1 day
    • The Boston Band Cranial Remolding Orthosis has proven to be an effective device in the treatment of positional deformational plagiocephaly brachycephaly. It is also effective in the post-operative management of surgically treated craniosynostosis patients. Hands on learning will ensure participants demonstrate the ability to use hand held shape-capturing technology, utilization of the unique Boston O&P multi-layering technique as well as the other fabrication options such as the hinged opening to ease donning and follow up adjustments. Clinical management and Boston O&P universal outcome measurement and reporting will be reviewed.
  • Dynamic Movement Orthoses: 1 day, with follow-up with actual patients when needed
    • Recent literature has shown the efficacy of the use of dynamic elastomeric fabric orthosis in the management of the neuromuscular patient presenting with low tone, spasticity and/or sensory integration involvement. This course will instruct clinicians on the evaluation, design, and measurement process to provide this unique device.
  • Rodin4D CAD/CAM technology and scanning: 1 day as a stand alone course, or as a part of the other three courses
    • This course, along with the on-line webinars, will take you through the scanning and modification process used at Boston Orthotics & Prosthetics. Three courses addressing various levels of knowledge - Basic, Intermediate, Advanced have been designed to address all interests and skill levels.

Who Should Attend?

Our courses were designed for anyone involved in the treatment of patients, including:

  • Certified Orthotists
  • Certified Orthotic Assistants
  • Nurses
  • Physical Therapists
  • Doctors 

Instructors

Instructors will be clinicians from Boston O&P, who have years of experience using these products.

Boston Brace/Boston Brace 3D Course Instructors

  • John Berteletti, CO
  • Mike Kitchen, BOCO
  • Hector Paez, BOCO
  • James Wynne, CPO, FAAOP
  • Calli Clark, CPO

Boston Band Instructors

  • Laura Norville, CO
  • Steve Slawinski, CO
  • Calli Clark, CPO
  • Lauren Levy, CPO
  • James Wynne, CPO, FAAOP

Dynamic Movement Orthosis Instructors

  • Debbie Plescia, CPO
  • Shawn Koehler, CPO
  • Nick Ricardi, CO
  • James Wynne, CPO, FAAOP

Rodin4D Technology and Scanning Instructors

  • Dan Souza
  • Mike Kitchen, BOCO
  • Hector Paez, BOCO
  • Tony Gutierrez, CTPO

Training Location

Courses will be held in the Boston O&P corporate offices in Avon, MA, just south of Boston. Courses may also be held at regional events, national shows, and even in-service events if demand is warranted.

In addition, Basic, Intermediate and Advanced CAD modification webinars are offered on a regular basis throughout the year.


Training Cost

Courses will be billed at cost. The per-class, per-student cost is $100. This fee will cover all costs of the course, training materials, registration fees and food provided during the course. After costs have been covered, any remaining funds will be donated to support groups such as Curvy Girls.

How to Register

Simply sign up here by clicking the button below, respond to one of our emails about training.

See the 2017 Course Schedule