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Beyond the Classroom

Michael Wininger



Michael Wininger, assistant professor of rehabilitation sciences in the College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions at the University of Hartford, talks about the comprehensive scope of rehabilitation science, the University's reputation in clinician training, the role of the clinician in prosthetics and orthotics, the growing demand for prosthetics and orthotics (P&O) services, and the dramatic changes in these devices;

He also outlines the history of the P&O field and the reasons behind the increased demand for P&O services, such as the diabetes epidemic in America and the types of injuries sustained in modern warfare. Wininger also talks about the changes in materials being used to make these devices and about evaluating and comparing device options. He highlights the relationship between the University's rehabilitation services department and its biomedical engineering department in the P&O program. He talks about the University's collaboration with Limbs International and its program in Peru.

Michael Wininger
Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation Sciences

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