NEW! Upcoming Event November 4 Physical And Rehabiliation Medical Conference The Amputee Patient, More Than A Limb


Dr. Heikke Uustal is the Medical Director, Prosthetic/Orthotic Team, JFK Johnson Rehab Institute; Wound Care Physician, St. Peter’s University Hospital Wound Care Center and an Associate Clinical Professor, Rutgers – Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

 

The Amputee Patient: More Than A Loss of a Limb

Prominent American Physiatrist and Wound Care Physician Dr. Heikke Uustal will be visiting Barbados to present at the Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine Conference on Nov 4, 2017 at the University of the West Indies.

The event, hosted by Hibiscus Health Caribbean Inc., a local health communications company will be held under the theme “The Amputee Patient – More Than a Loss of a Limb” and the objective is to educate the health care practitioner on the holistic aspect of amputations and amputee care.

Guest speaker Dr. Heikke Uustal is the Medical Director, Prosthetic/Orthotic Team, JFK Johnson Rehab Institute; Wound Care Physician, St. Peter’s University Hospital Wound Care Center and an Associate Clinical Professor, Rutgers – Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He has focused his clinical career in the subspecialty of Prosthetics and Orthotics, and Amputee Rehabilitation. He is recognized in the USA as a leading educator and clinician in the field of prosthetics/orthotics. Dr. Uustal is a regular speaker at several annual PM&R review courses and specialty courses in amputee rehabilitation.

Topic: Options for Upper and Lower Extremities

Dr. Uustal will be presenting on “Options for Upper and Lower Extremities” and “Phantom Limb Pain” among other topics. Dr. Uustal who is also a Wound Care Specialist will be sharing on Wound Healing and Offloading Techniques and the “Updates in Wound Care” medical education on Saturday afternoon.

Other guest speakers include the faculty from the Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy Department of Quinnipiac University, Connecticut. They will be sharing on “Camp No Limits” a multidisciplinary support programme for children with limb differences and their families. Brent White, Physiotherapist and Prosthetist from New Life Brace and Limb based in Texas will be sharing on “Physiotherapy for Lower Limb Amputations”.

Local presenters include head of the QEH Rehabilitation Department, Dr. Harley Moseley who is leading the programme; Dr. Selwyn Ferdinand, Consultant Surgeon; Paula Jordan, Prosthetist and other key members of the medical and rehabilitation community.

Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine Conference – Barbados

The Amputee Patient – More Than A Loss of a Limb

Saturday, 4 November 2017, 8.30AM-4.00PM

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

 

 

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