Upper and Lower Extremity Prosthetics: An Overview

 Description: To further broaden the scope and continuity of care skills of all members of the rehabilitation team, this webinar will explore necessary considerations to ensure proper prosthetic care, and will review the following: common principles and classifications of prosthetic devices, functional training, and troubleshooting techniques. This information is important because it promotes and supports collaboration between team members, and an interdisciplinary approach to patient care cultivates a patient centered environment which helps patients achieve their full potential as they return to life after amputation.

Objectives: Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Apply prosthetic specific considerations in determining the prosthetic prescription
  • Identify functional therapy goals with regards to the patient’s prosthesis
  • Utilize a systematic approach to troubleshooting prosthetic use

Instructor: Breanne R. Moen, CPO/LPO, MSOP, Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

Audience: Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants

Continuing Education Credits


The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab (P0609-11/30/2022) is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.  This CNE is being offered for 1.5 contact hours.


Occupational Therapy 

The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development.  Course approval ID#00523.  This distance learning – independent and interactive webinar is offered at .15 CEUs [intermediate, OT service delivery/ Foundational Knowledge].  AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products or clinical procedures. 

Physical Therapy

The Illinois Physical Therapy Board has approved this course for 1.5 Contact Hours.   Approval #216-000069

The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Physical Therapy as an approved provider of physical therapy and physical therapist assistant continuing education.  This course has been approved by the New York Physical Therapy Board for 1.50 Contact Hours


Financial -  Receives an honorarium for teaching this course from the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

Non-Financial -  No relevant non-financial relationship exists

Basic Computer Requirements: You will need access to a computer with an Internet connection. High speed broadband access (LAN, Cable or DSL) is highly recommended. 

  • PC: Compatible Operating System: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1 Web Browser: Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer 10 or higher
  • MAC: Compatible Operating System: OS X Web Browser: Firefox, Chrome, Safari

Cancellation Policy: To request a cancellation of an on-demand program, please provide written notice by letter, email, or fax or contact us by phone within 24 hours of placing your order and we will refund you the full course fee. If you cannot give notice within 24 hours, a credit towards a future course of equal value would apply.


Online Learning Nurses Occupational Therapists Occupational Therapy Assistants OTA and PTA Physical Therapist Assistants Physical Therapists