Making The Internet Work for You - June 2003

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Business Software: Its Role in Your Office
By Miki Fairley


Billing and practice management software and associated services are continuously evolving in an attempt to lift some of the administrative load off busy O&P practices.

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Shop Talk

Orthotic & Prosthetic Technological Association (OPTA)
By Ronnie N. Graves, RTP, LPO, BOCO, Chairman, OPTA


“The mission of OPTA is to recognize and fulfill the unique professional needs of the orthotic and prosthetic technical specialist.”

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Education Outlook

Distance Learning: A New Era In Orthotic/Prosthetic Education
By Robert Lin, CPO, FAAOP


Distance education programs abound in highereducation. Undergraduate, certificate, and post-baccalaureate levelprograms are all offered in many regionally accredited colleges anduniversities. Indeed, nearly 57 percent of all accredited highereduca...

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Leading EDGE

Otto Bock Initiative Includes Upper-Extremity Professional Services Team
By Pat Prigge, CP, Julie Schick, CP, OTR/L


Bambi Anderson, OTR/L; Heather Hoyt, OTR;  Shawn Swanson OTR/L Bambi Anderson, OTR/L, instructs during a recent seminar. Photo courtesy of Otto Bock Health Care. Otto Bock Health Care, a leader in myoelectrictechnology for over 30 years, has d...

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Salute!

Creative Adaptations: Helping Young People with Disabilities


Mark Currier's son, Tyler, 16, who has a severe seizure disorder, works at one of his pre-vocational jobs; packaging products for Creative Adaptations Inc. Since its beginning in 1995, Creative AdaptationsInc., Milton, New Hampshire, has worked cl...

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Global View

Glasgow Hosts BAPO Conference
By Gary Seaman


Glasgow, Scotland, home of the renowned NationalCentre for Training & Education in Prosthetics & Orthoticsat the University of Strathclyde, hosted the Ninth AnnualConference of the British Association of Prosthetists &Orthotists (BAPO), February 2...

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Profiles

Alicia Marquardson, CO


Hanger P&O Las Vegas, Nevada What O&P-related show you have attended is yourfavorite? The Hanger Education Fair. How did you become involved inO&P?

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Perspective

It’s All About Education, Training, and Experience
By Thomas H. Watson, CP


To PTs:  It's All About Education, Training, andExperience I feel compelled to address many of the points raised in TheO&P EDGE's April 2003 article, "Physical Therapists: Are TheyEncroaching on O&P?" I believe that this article twists thetruth...

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Viewpoints

From The Editor


The Internet: marvel--or monster? The Internet has put a vast library at thefingertips of worldwide users. Answers to questions that beforemight have taken days or even weeks to find can sometimes beaccessed in minutes, if not seconds.

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Feature

Making the Internet Work for You
By Jon Shinn


Tips and techniques that will help you make better use of the Internet tools that are available.

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