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Unit of Study PODR2006 Principles and Practice of Pedorthics I (2024)

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

explain the relationship between the foot, footwear, an existing orthotic or prosthetic appliance and its fitting and functional principles and limitations

apply the principles in selecting, fitting, and modifying prefabricated medical grade footwear for clients with medical foot/footwear issues to improve their quality of life

discuss the different materials used in prefabricated footwear, their properties and how to work with them

describe and apply design and construction principles of footwear, sports footwear, safety / protective footwear and medical grade footwear for optimal performance

explain the special design and functional features of prefabricated medical footwear

describe a Pedorthic laboratory, its equipment, materials and Work Health and Safety (WHS) issues

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