Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine Nov 4, 2017

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

Programme

Time Topic Speaker
8.30-9.00 Current Situation: – Why Amputation? Understanding the Barbados Mr. Selwyn Ferdinand, Surgeon
9.00 – 9.40 Options for upper and lower extremities Dr. Heikke Uustal, Physiatrist
9.40-10.20 Rehabilitation – A Team Approach: The Role of the Amputee Clinic – A Local Perspective Dr. Harley Moseley, Physiatrist
10.20-10.45 Break  
10.45-11.15 Living with an amputation: Tyrone Greene & Maxine Phillips
11.15- 11.55 Upper Limb Considerations TBA, Orthopaedic Surgeon
11.55-12.45 Phantom Limb Pain Dr. Heikke Uustal, Physiatrist
12.45-1.45 Lunch  
1.45-2.25 Physiotherapy for Lower Limb Amputations Brent White Physiotherapist/ Prosthetist
2.25-3.05 Camp No Limits: Multidisciplinary Support for Children with Limb Differences & Their Families OT & PT Dept, Quinnipiac University, Connecticut
3.05-4.00 Exploring options for an IPOP (Immediate Post-Operative Prosthesis) Programme in Barbados Multidisciplinary Team

Dr. Anthony Harris; Dr. Harley Moseley, Dr. Heikke Uustal, Brent White, Paula Jordan

 

 

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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.