Saturday, June 27, 2009


Technician (Medical Orthotics and Prosthetics]
Department: Sport, Rehabilitation and Dental Sciences
Faculty of Science
Pretoria Campus
Ref. 09/57b

Minimum requirements

• A National Diploma in Medical Orthotics and Prosthetics or equivalent qualification.
• Five years post-registration experience in Orthotics and Prosthetics.
• Registration as Orthotics and Prosthetics Practitioner with the Health Profession Council of South Africa.

Core functions

• Management of Orthotics & Prosthetics practical facility.
• Maintenance of Orthotics & Prosthetics equipment.
• Control of material and consumables.
• Organization and coordination.
• Liaison and communication.
• Support to academic staff.

Enquiries: Prof AL Toriola : [(012) 382 5807]

Send your CV to:

NB: If we have not responded within eight weeks from the closing date, you should regard your application as unsuccessful. Correspondence will only be entered into with short-listed candidates. The University reserves the right to make an appointment. It is the intention of the University to promote representativity in respect of, race, gender and disability through the filing of these posts.

Closing date: 10 July 2009

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Cast modification of Transfermoral socket.

After taking the negative cast of transfermoral socket,the next stage is the modification this should be by considering anatomical and biomechanics.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Is it for an Elephant?

The answer is yes
But does elephant such polite during cast taking?
How someone can do landmark Identification?
What about muscles testing?
What about ROM?
Any one with answer?

Friday, June 19, 2009

Knowledge!!!..........but what matter is the knowledge which you are getting.The Presentation was about Biomechanic Principle of Orthotic Design,

We hope tomorrow we will do better than today!!!

This method will bring awareness to the community?

We realy need awarenes on P&O to our surrounding community.

Its believed that we have not done enough to raise awareness of who we are and what we do,we are still battlling with anonymity
Read more here

The real world of Prosthetics and Orthotics!!!

Different types of Prostheses and Orthoses

Monday, June 15, 2009

I think it will be very ok to my all visitors in this small village to learn about this words of which will appear more frequetly as well as the meaning of my blog name.

Prosthetics-Is an allied health care medical proffessional or field that is concerned with design and fitting of the prosthesis or artificial limb to the missing part of the limb it may be due to trauma,congeniatal or

Orthotics -Is an allied health care medical profession or field that is concerned the deign ,development fitting and manufacturing of orthoses which are devices that support or correct musculoskeletal deformities or abnormalities of human body.

Prosthesis-Is an appliance which used to replace the missing part of the body/limb
Orthosis-This can be defined as an externally applied device used to control or support a body part.

Prefix "Ortho" means to strengten or correct while Sufix"tic" means systematic pursuit of

Prosthetist and Orthotist, may be some body may ask who are this?ok let be give you its scientific definitions,

Prosthetist provide care to patients with partial or total absence of limbs by designing,fabricating and fitting prosthesis or artificial limbs.the Prosthetist creates the design to fit the the individual's particular functional and cosmetics needs,select the appropriate materials and components makes all necessary casts ,measurements and modification,this will definetely include static and dynamic aligment,evaluates the fit and function of the prosthesis on the patient and teachs the patient how to care for it.

Orthotist provide care to patients with neuromuscular and musculoskeletal impairments tha contribute to functional limitation and disabilityby designing,fabricating and fitting orthoses or custom made orthosis.The orthotist is responsible for evaluating the patients functional and cosmetic needs,designing the orthosis and selecting approppriate components,aligning and educating patient an appropriate use.