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Running Considerations with Amputation

Course #: 03-627

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CE Credit Hours: 4.00 Continuing Education Credit Hours

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CEU Course Description 

The mechanical stiffness of running-specific protheses (RSPs) likely affects the functional abilities of athletes with leg amputations.  The goals of this CEU course are to characterize and disseminate the stiffness values of running-specific prostheses, examine the effects of speed and leg prostheses on mediolateral foot placement, investigate differences of the spatiotemporal parameters in a 100-m sprint among those with a unilateral transtibial amputation, and test whether athletes using RSPs on their left side have slower race times than those using RSPs on their right side.


CEU Course Objectives

  1. Investigate what is responsible for almost half of the dissipated energy when running while using RSPs.
  2. Examine the differences of average velocity, step length, and step frequency among elite, sub-elite, and non-elite sprinters with unilateral transtibial amputations.
  3. Scrutinize what the data suggest about amputation side and fairness in sprint events.
  4. Describe how prosthetic stiffness adjustments would primarily be accomplished.


CEU Course Syllabus

  Mechanical Properties of Prosthesis     1.4 Contact Hours  
  Running Foot Placement    1.5 Contact Hours
  Sprint Performance    0.8 Contact Hours
  Amputation Side and Performance    0.3 Contact Hours

Total = 4 Contact Hours

Instructional level:  Intermediate

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Course Date: 2017-04-27

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