Friday, September 17, 2010

ISHWAR Society spreads awareness about advance treatments for Physically Challenged people

Taking yet another step forward to help & support physically challenged people, ISHWAR (International Society for Human Welfare and Rehabilitation) organized a continuous rehabilitation education programme on "Management of Neuropathic Feet with Thermoplastic AFOs" (Ankle Foot Orthosis) through its ISHWAR Institute of Prosthetics & Orthotics (IIPO) at Chennai. AFOs (Ankle Foot Orthosis) which are usually made of thermoplastics are worn on the effected side at the ankle region for people suffering from foot drop. Foot drop could be due to stroke, cerebral palsy, polio or any other neurppathic foot ailments. The four day programme was organized with an aim to spread awareness about the latest technique for the use of AFOs and the recent developments like Tamarack Ankle Joint & Diabetic Foot Management. It was conducted by Mr. Charles W Kuffel, President, Clinical Director, Blaine Medical Center, USA. After the brief session by Mr. Charles.

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