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Physical Therapy Students Seeking Volunteers for Orthotics Exercise

Sixth-year physical therapy students are seeking faculty and staff volunteers to take part in an individualized foot and ankle evaluation and orthotics fabrication exercise as part of a class lab.

As part of their course work, the students are required to examine the foot and ankle region, determine the appropriate foot orthotic and to fabric a pair of orthotics in order to apply their clinical reasoning and psychomotor skills.

Volunteers should meet the following criteria:

  • Cannot have diabetes, circulation or vascular issues in their legs and feet.
  • Be considered mild over or under-pronators

Volunteers must be available from 2:10 to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 21 for the foot and ankle examination and must be able to take part in a subsequent session for the foot orthotic fabrication. The fabrication sessions will be scheduled between 2:30 and 5 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 30, Tuesday, Dec. 5, or Thursday, Dec. 7.

There is no charge for the foot orthotics, but each volunteer needs to be willing to wear shorts during the sessions and bring in a pair of walking or running shoes in which the orthotics can be used. Participants will receive the foot orthotics developed during the sessions.

All sessions will take place at the School of Allied Health Professions.

To volunteer or for more information, contact Pam Abbott, PT, DPT, OCS, in the Department of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training.