Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine Nov 4, 2017

Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine Conference – Barbados

A Leg Up on Lower Extremities: Exploring Multidisciplinary Prevention and Treatment of Amputations.

Saturday, 4 November 2017, 9AM-4PM

Location: To Be Announced, Barbados

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

Topics Include:


  • Current Situation: Amputations in Barbados and the Caribbean
  • Options for the upper and lower extremities
  • Depression and the amputree
  • Decreasing the rate of amputations in Barbados and the Caribbean
  • Phantom limb pain
  • Exploring options for an IPOP (Immediate Post-Operative Prosthesis) Programme in Barbados
  • Prosthetics
  • Rehabilitation – A Team Approach
  • Nutritional requirements in amputees
  • Patient perspectives
  • Nursing and Rehabilitation
  • Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy

Open to physicians, nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapist, other rehab and allied health professionals. CPE credit will be awarded.


Physicians: $175.00 Nurses & Allied Health: – $135.00 Students – $100 

Payment Deadline: Nov 2, 2017. All registrations and payment after /Nov 2, are subject to an additional $25.00 fee.

Payment locations:; AB Music Supplies, Sheraton, Ch Ch; Sundek Boutique, Limgrove, St. James; Sir Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, St. Michael.

Guest Speaker:  Dr. Heikke Uustal and others to be announced.


Heikki Uustal, M.D.

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

Dr. Uustal received his medical degree from the University of Vermont and completed his residency in PM&R at Baylor College of Medicine in 1987.  He is Board Certified in PM&R since 1988.

Dr. Uustal has focused his clinical career in the subspecialty of Prosthetics and Orthotics, and Amputee Rehabilitation.  He is nationally recognized 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.

Dr. Uustal has been a member of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation currently serves on the Board of Governors.  He previously served as Chair of the Program Committee for the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine  in 1995.

Dr. Uustal has authored chapters in several PM&R textbooks and has been involved in clinical research related to mobility for the disabled.  He has been included in the listing of “Best Doctors in New Jersey” and “Top Docs” nationally.