Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine Conference in November 2017

The Occupational therapy and physical therapy depts of Quinnipiac Univ will be coming down to the Physical and Rehab Medicine Conference and presenting on this at the Physical and Rehab Med Conference.

Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine Conference – Barbados

The Amputee Patient – More Than A Loss of a Limb

Saturday, 4 November 2017, 830AM-330PM

Location: 3W’s Pavilion, UWI, St. Michael

Objective: To educate the practitioner on the holistic aspect of amputations and amputee care

Guest Speakers:

Dr. Heikke Uustal

Medical Director, Prosthetic/Orthotic Team, JFK Johnson Rehab Institute
Wound Care Physician, St. Peter’s University Hospital Wound Care Center
Associate Clinical Professor, Rutgers – Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Faculty from the Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Department, Quinnipiac University, CT, USA

Brent White, Physiotherapist/ Prosthetist, New Life Brace and Limb, Texas

Dalton Farquhson, Vascular Surgeon, Bahamas

Draft Programme – Times and order of presentations are subject to change





Current Situation: Amputations in Barbados

Mr. Selwyn Ferdinand, Surgeon

9.00 – 9.40

Options for upper and lower extremities

Dr. Heikke Uustal, Physiatrist

10.00 – 10.20

Living with an amputation



Success Stories: Decreasing the amputation rate in the Caribbean

Dalton Farquhson, Vascular Surgeon, Bahamas




Phantom Limb Pain

Dr. Heikke Uustal, Physiatrist


Physiotherapy for Upper Limb Amputations

Brent White Physiotherapist/ Prosthetist


Rehabilitation – A Team Approach: The Role of the Amputee Clinic – A Local Perspective

Dr. Harley Moseley, Physiatrist




Camp No Limits: Multidisciplinary Support for Children with Limb Differences & Their Families

OT & PT Dept, Quinnipiac University, Connecticut


Exploring options for an IPOP (Immediate Post-Operative Prosthesis) Programme in Barbados

Multidisciplinary Team

Dr. Anthony Harris; Harley Moseley, Dr. Heikke Uustal, Brent White

2.45 – 3.30


Closing Remarks


Marrianne C Burnham, JP, BSc., PGDip
Nutritionist | Health & Medical Events Coordinator
Hibiscus Health Caribbean Inc.

Weston, St. James, Barbados, West Indies
Mobile: 246-269-6183 | Home: 246-422-4307|

“The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.”
― George Bernard Shaw


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