The Össur Academy Asia-Pacific (APAC) is dedicated to improving the quality of prosthetic and orthopedic knowledge among healthcare professionals, including prosthetists, orthotists, physicians, and many others. We strongly believe that offering scientifically-based education on a continual basis helps further the development of professionals and patient care in the industry. Our goal is to generate interaction and discussion among all healthcare professionals. This enables us to build a more integrated, patient-centered healthcare team and optimize the outcomes of our end user population.
Our mission is to develop and deliver high quality education to our customers, to enhance and maximize their clinical outcomes.
Our course instructors conduct numerous seminars throughout the Asia-Pacific region on an ongoing basis. We offer in-person workshops, product certifications, interdisciplinary seminars, and world-class consultants to deliver relevant information to our professional partners. Most courses are provided to you free-of-charge and simply require advanced reservation. Courses can be arranged in conjunction with our local distribution partners or Össur sales offices. Seminars and training courses can be organized in-house at the Össur APAC Training Center, as well as in other local locations, i.e. P&O facilities, hospitals, or schools.
Clinical and Technical Training Center
The Össur Academy APAC Clinical and Technical Training Center is located at the Össur APAC regional head office in Shanghai, China. It was established and finalized in the beginning of 2009. We offer specialized training programs, as well as direct customer service and support for our distribution partners and sales offices.
The Training Center is conveniently located about a 30-minute drive from downtown Shanghai. Hongqiao Airport is only 20 minutes away and Pudong International airport is about 60 minutes. Our facilities include a large seminar room that seats up to 50 people, equipped with state of the art multimedia equipment. Next to it is a gait training room with parallel bars, stairs, a ramp, and a treadmill, where participants can practice casting, perform static and dynamic alignment, learn about gait training activities, and watch demonstrations. A large workshop is also available, equipped with the newest tools and machinery, which allows for cast rectification, and thermoplastic and laminate fabrication of prosthetic sockets.
A range of hands-on training programs are offered at the Össur APAC facility, such as:
- Hands-on seminars for transtibial and transfemoral prosthetic socket design and concepts
- Össur Iceross liners, Flex- Foot feet, and mechanical knees presentations
- Hands-on education to optimize Össur product use and clinical outcome
- Certification for Össur’s Bionic and Unity elevated vacuum solutions
All our seminars are designed to meet the individual needs and requirements of the participants, to ensure that the best clinical outcomes are achieved.