Course reference: padding2022
Hapla Padding and Retentive Strapping for the Lower Limb
This a 3 hour practical course is delivered by Michael Ratcliffe.
Due to the practical nature of this course places are strictly limited
The course programme can be downloaded at the bottom of this page.
Students will be enabled to demonstrate and evaluate the appropriate application of selected Hapla paddings and retentive strapping as part of a combined therapeutic approach to lower limb pathologies, using information and practical skills provided on the training session, for immediate use in their clinical environment
09.15 Introduction and mini-presentation - the function of padding and retentive strapping
09.30 Demonstration and Workshop – Manufacture of the replaceable toe prop (to extend digits and reduce digital apical, dorsal interphalangeal and plantar metatarsophalangeal joint pressure)
10.15 Demonstration and Workshop – The plantar metatarsal pad and the metatarsal shaft pad (to encourage digital extension and offer restoration of the tarso-metatarsal joint function)
11.15 Demonstration and Workshop - Manufacture of the valgus filler pad (for talar head support and reduction of heel weight bearing)
11.45 Demonstration and Workshop – protective padding for hallux abducto-valgus/Tailor’s bunion - the ‘nested’ cavity pad and the replaceable pad alternative
12.15 Demonstration –
1. A rapid application of the plantar cover pad with retentive strapping for plantar pressure reduction using felt and foam padding
2. Enhancing the function of the heel pad
Course will finish at 12.30pm
Afternoon session to commence at 1.15pm and finish at 4.30pm
Participants need to bring their own scissors and tubegauze applicator.
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