Monday, March 18, 2013

Online Course: Lower Extremity Amputation Prevention & Treatment of the Neuropathic Foot


The well-known seminar entitled, “The Carville Approach to Management of the Neuropathic Foot” has been modified for online instruction. The material presented includes principles and protocols that are time tested and proven effective for prevention of amputation in the lower extremity due to neuropathy. These six modules provide the background theory as well as practical evaluation and treatment tools applicable for immediate implementation in the clinic. This course is recommended for health professionals working with patients having Diabetes or lower extremity neuropathy. This course will enable the health care provider to assess and treat the neuropathic foot and evaluate protocols (or treatment options). It is also designed to reduce injuries and amputations associated with lower extremity neuropathy.

  • Doctors
  • Nurses
  • Orthotists
  • Pedorthists
  • Physical Therapists
  • Podiatrists
  • Understand the characteristics of lower extremity diabetic neuropathy
  • Identify the etiology and mechanical process of ulceration
  • List the five elements of the LEAP program
  • Assign a patient into a risk category based on evaluation results
  • Formulate an appropriate management plan according to risk category
  • Describe orthotic and footwear appliances used to reduce foot pressure


  • The Insensitive Foot: Mechanisms of Injury
    James Foto, BSME, C.Ped.
  • Lower Extremity Amputation Prevention
    Denise Brasseaux, PT, C.Ped., CWS
  • Foot Screen
    Dane Hupp, PT, CP, BS EX PHYS
  • Conservative Management of Neuropathic Foot Injuries
    Denise Brasseaux, PT, C.Ped., CWS
  • Footwear for Injury Prevention
    Alicia Hoard, LOTR, C.Ped.
  • Management of Charcot Fractures
    Ronnie Matthews, M.D. & Dane Hupp, PT, CP, BS EX PHYS

CREDIT: 6 Contact Hour

Click here to learn more and register.

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