Staying up to date with new industry developments, improving knowledge and adding skills is not an option when working in the healthcare sector, it is a must. As any medical professional knows, training does not stop after graduation, we must always seek
to learn more about our profession and programs that can benefit our patients. Staying current is crucial to maintain and advance skills and knowledge in an environment that is constantly changing due to new healthcare research and technology.
OHI University was developed by the team of professionals at OHI Inc., to deliver educational webinars directly to you and your staff. During this time of social distancing and reduced patient visits we encourage you to sign up and attend these webinars,
free of charge, as a courtesy to you, our customer.
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In this 1 hour webinar, Dr Kim Ross DC, PhD and Dr. Alan Lustig, DPM will team up to close the books on the topic of athletic footwear. Dr. Ross will complete his section covering topics such as rockers, gel/air padding, Trail shoes, Court shoes and special lacing techniques. Then Dr. Lustig will share with you his footwear experience going back to the early 1970's as he re-lives what most can only read about. Dr. Lustig has been producing a recommended shoe list for decades, and this list was generated from researching lab tests and personally testing the footwear himself. He will also bring you up to date on what is available in 2020, and how to make logical decisions in this ever-evolving technology.
In this 1 hour webinar, Dr. Kim Ross DC, PhD will look at the history of the how the modern day running shoe evolved. Then the running shoe will be de-constructed into it's parts (upper, heel counter, midsole, outsole) and the significance of each part will be discussed. The features that are designed to reduce overpronation will also be discussed.
In this 1 hour webinar, Dr. Christopher Neville, PHD, PT, will review normal foot and ankle function during gait. An emphasis on kinetic data will help to elucidate the power used by the foot and ankle. Changes in motion and muscle control will be reviewed including the impact on age and AFO wear. Join us to learn more!
In this 1 hour webinar, Dr. Kim Ross will examine the function of muscles of the pelvis and lower limb but from a gait perspective as opposed to the perspective of open chain isolated actions of muscles. In other words, it will go into what aspect of gait each muscle is trying to accomplish so that the person ambulates in a normal manner. The role that each muscle plays also explains why some muscles become injured more frequently than others. Part 2 will focus on the muscles of the posterior and lateral compartments of the leg as well as the intrinsic muscles of the foot.
In this 1 hour webinar, Dr. Kim Ross will examine the function of muscles of the pelvis and lower limb but from a gait perspective as opposed to the perspective of open chain isolated actions of muscles. In other words, it will go into what aspect of gait each muscle is trying to accomplish so that the person ambulates in a normal manner. The role that each muscle plays also explains why some muscles become injured more frequently than others. Part 1 will focus on muscles of the gluteal region, the anterior, posterior and medial portion of the thigh and anterior compartment of the leg.
How to Increase your Practice's Revenue Per Patient Visit (RPV)
June 26th, 2020
In this 1-hour webinar you will hear directly from OHI’s Marketing Manager, Mike Miller, on opportunities to increase your practices Revenue per Patient Visit (RPV). With the restrictions placed on practices, more practitioners are seeing less patients per day and/or experiencing higher costs due to increased staffing levels to comply with those restrictions. Mike has worked directly in clinical management and will explore a variety of methods for increasing RPV, including managing vendor relationships, reviewing your payor mix and other opportunities.
Getting Established in the Practice of Custom Orthotic Therapy: Part 2
June 19th, 2020
In this 1-hour webinar, Dr. Alan Lusting will talk about setting up your clinic to supply your patients with custom foot orthotics, office design, orthotic adjusting setup, how to properly organize orthotic cases, organized tracking of orthotic ordering, shipping, inventory and more. Join us for this in depth Part 2 for establishing custom orthotic therapy in your practice.
Foot Orthotics in the Treatment of Patello-Femoral Syndrome
June 17th, 2020
In this one hour webinar, Dr. Kim Ross will explore the literature which supports the use of orthotics for the treatment of Patello-femoral syndrome. Specifically he will look at the patient clinical presentation, that best predicts whether foot orthotics are likely to help your patient recover from this knee pathology. Dr. Alan Lustig will then discuss the features that an orthotic should possess, if it is likely to be of benefit for the patient who is suffering from Patello-femoral syndrome.
Putting the Therapeutic Shoe Bill to work for your practice
June 12th, 2020
In this 1-hour webinar hear from Safestep founder, Josh White DPM, as he outlines the Therapeutic Shoe Bill. Learn how this important program can enhance your practice and provide footwear solutions to your patients.
In this 1-hour webinar, hear from Dr. Kim Ross on the clinical effects of orthotics in treating patients. Dr. Ross will review altering join kinematics and aligning the skeleton, improving proprioception and reducing soft tissue vibration with the use of custom and prefab orthotics.
Examining the Arizona AFO product line and the clinical indications for each device.
June 3rd, 2020
In this 1-hour webinar, learn from Jonathan Medrano on the Arizona AFO product line and the clinical indications for each device. Jonathan will be reviewing the various AFO's in the product catalog and how each of these devices is effective in treating a variety of foot and ankle issues.
Actionable steps for building your Practice's online presence.
May 29th, 2020
This week two of OHI’s marketing team will walk you through the basics of building your online presence for your practice. The goal of this webinar is to give you a handful of actionable steps you can take that will immediately help boost your online presence.
This webinar features BJ Scott, Digital Marketing Manager for OHI who brings almost a decade of experience to his role and is certified by Google in Digital Advertising. Meredith Gertz is the Email Marketing Manager for OHI, and has worked in the online space since 1994, with companies like Amazon, WebMD and the Weather Channel. We hope you will find their insights helpful, and they look forward to sharing their experience and expertise with you.
Getting Established in the Practice of Custom Foot Orthotic Therapy - Part 1
May 20th, 2020
This 1-hour webinar will be presented by Dr. Al Lustig. For beginning and intermediate level foot orthotic practices.This presentation covers the practical aspects of treating biomechanical gait problems with custom foot orthotics.
Examination for Orthotics and the Reason People Over-pronate!
May 22nd, 2020
In this one hour webinar, Dr. Kim Ross will discuss advanced examination procedures, and the reason that overpronation occurs in the first place. The cause of the overpronation dictates whether orthotics are the solution (which in most cases it is) or strengthening the intrinsic muscle of the foot is the answer.
In this 1-hour webinar, Dr. Al Lustig will review the options for treating children with foot orthotics. Dr. Lustig will cover three main issues including growing pains, flexible flatfoot, Joint Hypermobility Synrdome.
In this 1-hour webinar by Dr. Kim Ross, we will take a look at Equinus. As bipeds, our calcaneus is on the ground during much of stance phase. This allows more of our foot to be on the ground to increase the base of support increasing the likelihood that the center of mass can remain over the base of support. This in turn gives us stability. However in order for such a foot to function properly, the body has to move forward on the stationary foot which requires ankle joint dorsiflexion and MTP dorsiflexion. If either of these mechanisms fail, foot pathology can develop.
Key strategies on marketing your practice with limited funds
May 1st, 2020
Marketing is essential to attract and retain patients, but having a huge marketing budget is not a requirement. There are several marketing strategies that have little or no monetary cost. This 2-part webinar series focuses on developing a high performing marketing program for your practice. In this second part of our webinar series, we will gain and understanding of the importance of embracing the digital world, community outreach and developing an essential network of referrals.
Developing your marketing strategy to grow your practice starts in office
April 29th, 2020
Marketing is essential to attract and retain patients, but having a huge marketing budget is not a requirement. There are several marketing strategies that have little or no monetary cost. This 2-part webinar series focuses on developing a high performing marketing program for your practice. In this first 1-hour webinar we will explore formulating a marketing plan, focusing on the patient experience and strategies you can use to become a five-star program in the next generation of patient care.
Sean Savage qualified from QUB in 1995, and has been working as a Podiatrist for 25 years. He has a double degree in Chemistry and Podiatry and a double Masters in Podiatric Surgery and Sports Medicine. He works with the Northern Ireland football team and works closely with many of the top physicians in Northern Ireland. In this 1-hour webinar Sean will talk about common rearfoot, midfoot and forefoot pathology and will present case studies to highlight some of these conditions.
In this 1-hour webinar presented by Dr. Al Lustig, you will learn about the biomechanical properties of each common sport and custom foot orthotic solutions for specific sports. This presentation will also cover the systematic approach to designing the correct sport orthotic, selecting the correct materials, picking the best sport shoe, and matching the correct orthotic design to the right sports footwear.
When Things go Pete Tong – How to Effectively Deal with Patients who Have Problems with Their Orthotics
April 23d, 2020
Anyone can prescribe an orthotic, the skill is knowing what to do when a patient comes back and doesn’t like the device or has had a negative reaction to the device. This 1-hour webinar will teach you the common problems faced, and some easy solutions to these problems. The seminar will also discuss the influence of footwear and rehab on the effectiveness of an orthotic device.
Device Selection – Working Within Zone of Optimal Stress (ZOOS)
April 20th, 2020
This 1-hour webinar will demonstrate how to identify tissue stress and when patients are working outside of their ZOOS, and will help you understand the role an orthotic has in correcting this, and which device to select to get the best results. This will lead neatly into the final seminar in this trilogy - Part 3.
In this 1-hour webinar, hear directly from Dr. Kim Ross and Dr. Josh White on Falls Risk. For the O&P Practitioner, gain a better understanding of one of the top epidemics facing our Senior population and how to navigate through the solutions.
What is Falls Risk and Awareness within our Senior population and what are some solutions.
Understanding the prescription.
Understanding the goal of the device that is being prescribed.
What are the indications of why it needs to be prescribed and how to bill appropriately.
Using GaitScan to Determine Contact and Propulsive Phase Pathology
April 16th, 2020
In this 1-hour webinar, join Paul Barrett, Vice President of OHI International live from Ireland as he discusses using GaitScan as an advanced diagnostic tool. Paul will discuss how to better identify contact phase pathology and propulsive phase pathology and how to join the dots when you see specific patterns on your static and dynamic GaitScan. This seminar leads directly into Part 2 - Device Selection – Working Within Zone of Optimal Stress on April 20th.
In this 1-hour webinar, hear directly from Dr. Jonathan Moore. This 90 minute webinar is designed for musculoskeletal health care practitioners to learn about fall risk in the elderly. It covers mechanisms of postural control, fall risk assessment tools, and the role of exercise, walking aids, orthotics and AFO’s in the management of those at risk of falling. Dr. Moore is widely published on numerous foot and ankle related topics and serves on multiple professional boards. He was also recently named as one of Podiatry Management’s most influential podiatric physicians in America.
In this 1-hour webinar, hear directly from Dr. Josh White on how to navigate through same and similar. Orthotic and prosthetic providers have recently seen a surge in claims rejections referencing Medicare's “Same and/or Similar” policy. Dr. Josh White will explain this policy and how to navigate the medicare system to ensure compliance.
This 1-hour webinar is perfect for those who are new to or want a refresher of the basics. You will learn the various elements of a GaitScan™ report and how they correlate with clinical findings; how to identify the three key measurements in a GaitScan™ report and use the data from a GaitScan™ report to write a prescription for custom orthotics.
What Funding is Available from CMS and the Small Business Administration.
April 8th, 2020
The Covid-19 pandemic has upended practices and forced DPMs to consider new approaches to patient care. CMS has revised guidelines for the use of telehealth and adjusted some rules for DME. Find out what’s new, what’s changed and what's acceptable when providing DME, and what’s not in this 1-hour webinar presented by Dr. Josh White.
Gaitscan: An Introduction and Guided Tour. Clinical and Business Applications for Your Practice.
April 3rd, 2020
This first part of this double-feature [each a 1-hour webinar] will be a perfect overview for those exploring GaitScan technology and how it may prove to be beneficial to their practice. Prospective and current users alike will be afforded the chance to consider new applications for both clinical and business utilization. As a 2-part webinar series, the 2nd phase [to be hosted Thursday April 9th at 12:00pm EST] will explore the various elements of the Gaitscan Dynamic Report, as well as prescription writing for custom orthotics.
The Use of Prefab Orthotic Devices in Orthotic Therapy
April 1st, 2020
During this 1-hour webinar will address why prefabricated orthotics are an excellent short term treatment for average pronation issues. You will learn about the following patient target groups: patients who need immediate relief, patients who are hesitant to commit to a more expensive custom device, patients who would like multiple pairs of orthotics for different footwear, for children who are growing very quickly, and patients with cost concerns to even consider trying orthotic therapy.
In this 1-hour webinar, learn about OHI’s 3D cloud-based scanning technology. It's portable, affordable & quick and easy to use! Cloud-based technology offers the flexibility of transitioning between the iPad and your office computer seamlessly. Capture scans quickly and easily using the iPad + Structure sensor. Track the progress of your orders at a glance through the dashboard on your computer. Receive notifications as the orders are processed and subsequently shipped. In addition, the OHI1Scan replaces the need for foam boxes and plaster as the 3D Scan rendition of the patient’s feet.
Treating Common Clinical Indications with Custom Foot Orthotics
March 25th, 2020
In this 1-hour webinar, hear directly from Dr. Kim Ross and how to treat common indications with Custom foot orthotics. Dr. Ross is the Director Clinical Services and Research for The Orthotic group and has a Ph.D. in Biomechanics from the University of Waterloo. He is also the Director of Education at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC) leading the charge in training and educating the next generations of clinicians.
This 90 minute webinar is designed for musculoskeletal health care practitioners to learn about fall risk in the elderly. It covers mechanisms of postural control, fall risk assessment tools, and the role of exercise, walking aids, orthotics and AFO’s in the management of those at risk of falling.
Learning Objectives Include:
Learn how postural control and hence is maintained in normal individuals.
Learn how to recognize when your patient is at greater risk of a fall.
Learn about the literature regarding foot orthotics and balance.
Learn about the literature regarding AFO’s and balance