Orthosis Course – Utley Foot Orthosis (UFO)

  • 560,- CHF

Target group

This course is aimed at physiotherapists, occupational therapists and prosthetists who work with clients who would benefit from Utley Foot Orthosis (UFO) due to a stroke or similar condition.


In this three-day course, participants learn how to individually manufacture the UFO in collaboration with an orthopaedic technician. with neurological dysfunctions.

  • Participants understand the biomechanical components of the gait phases.

  • The participants know the most common gait deviations in hemiparetic clients.

  • The participants can describe to an orthopaedic technician all the important points for the fabrication of the UFO.

  • The participants can explain how the UFO could affect hemiparetic clients.

  • The participants can support the orthopaedic technician in making an optimal plaster cast.

  • The participants can draw the most important markings for the UFO on the plaster cast.

  • The participants can carry out the first fitting of the UFO.

Course schedule

Day 1: Theoretical introduction, biomechanics of gait, mechanisms of action of the UFO and a case study

Day 2-3: Practical work in the orthopaedic workshop

Date and locations

Date: 24-26 January 2025

Course location day 1: Wehntalerstrasse 58, 8057 Zurich

Course location day 2-3: Tamagni & Partner AG, Seefeldstrasse 25, 8008 Zurich

Course fee

600,- CHF including digital script, snack during breaks and demo materials. All materials such as casts and orthoses can be taken home after the course and used as examples.

Participants and requirements

max. 6 participants with IFUSA-recognised basic course (therapists)

Course management

Anne-Gro Salmen PT, Forced Use Specialist, IFUSA Instructor and

Ivo Roncoroni, master orthopaedic technician

Contact us

For an informative and non-binding discussion, please contact us by phone +41 (0) 76 610 51 95 or email info@brainraise.ch.

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