Comprehensive Management of the Neuropathic Foot– The well-known seminar “The Carville Approach to Management of the Neuropathic Foot” has been modified for online instruction. The material presented includes principles and protocols that are time tested and proven effective for prevention of amputation in the lower extremity due to neuropathy. These six modules provide the background theory as well as practical evaluation and treatment tools applicable for immediate implementation in the clinic. This course is recommended for health professionals working with patients having lower extremity neuropathy. This course will enable the health care provider to assess and treat the neuropathic foot and evaluate protocols (or treatment options). It is also designed to reduce injuries and amputations associated with lower extremity neuropathy.
Understand the characteristics of lower extremity diabetic neuropathy.
Identify the etiology and mechanical process of ulceration.
List the five elements of the LEAP program.
Assign a patient into a risk category based on evaluation results.
Formulate an appropriate management plan according to risk category.
Describe orthotic and footwear appliances used to reduce foot pressure.
6.0 Free CEUs for Physical Therapists
This course also offers Free CME for Physicians