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Adaeze Mbagwu – IIOP Student Blog – August 30, 2021

Adaeze Mbagwu – IIOP Student Blog – August 30, 2021

Czesc! Meaning “hello” in Polish. I hope everyone had a great summer! This summer was so fun and productive but now it is back to business. This is my last semester at IIOP, and I am so excited to get into the real world of Orthotics and Prosthetics soon. Not really too hyped about my exams but I will have confidence! 

Because this is the last semester, I am expecting the classes to go full speed, which so far, it has. Going into lower limb orthotics part 2 which discusses orthotics above the knee, we talked about KAFOs and components.  A lot of topics are review, but they were reviews that were needed because the summer did feel a bit long. We fabricated and modified our first Ground Reaction AFOs (GRAFOs), which were a success! I was happy with the way mine turned out. During our next class, we went over the passive, active and manual muscle testing, which was also great review.  

I am expecting this semester to go well since I learned a lot during my clinical rotations, and I hope that I can continue to finish strong. Wish me luck! 
Adaeze Mbagwu