Parry Back in the Game: An Amputee Triumphs - November 2003
Parry Back in the Game: An Amputee Triumphs
By Miki Fairley
It was 30 seconds of glory. Neil Parry Neil Parry of the San Jose State Spartans hadwaited nearly three years after undergoing amputation of his lowerright leg to play football again. And on September 18, he realizedhis goal when the Spartans fin...More...
Plastazote: Pratitioners' Choice for Diabetic Orthotics
By Robert W. Keller, PhD
For many years, foot health professionals have used pinkPlastazote® as the standard material for the top layer of footorthotics for diabetic patients. One of the primary reasons it iswidely considered to be the safest and best material for this la...More...
P-Cell: What Does Independent Testing Show
By Ross Marty BOCO. CPed, OST, Michelle Riggins
P-Cell Most diabetic foot problems can be managed withsome combination of foot orthosis (insole) and properly fittingshoes. Insoles are important for diabetics because they protect theskin and foot and act as a supplement to the fat pad on the bo...More...
HIPAA Security and the Physical Safeguards
By Jay Masci, PMP
Jay Masci, PMP In the last article, we went through the finaladministrative safeguards. Now we are moving on to physicalsafeguards. As you may remember from a previous article in TheO&P EDGE, the Security Rule standards consist of fourcategories:...More...
Academy, St. Petersburg College Partner for New O&P School
By Miki Fairley
A magnificent partnership has come together to establish a neworthotics and prosthetics school, along with an Academy LearningCenter, at St. Petersburg College, St. Petersburg, Florida.More...
Designing Foot Orthotics
By Seamus Kennedy, BEng (Mech), CPed
Once again the rule of sociologist Vilfredo Paretoproves itself to be true. More popularly known as the 80/20 rule,when adapted to business, it simply states that 80 percent of yourrevenue will come from 20 percent of your clients. This certainlya...More...
By Lisa Lake-Salmon Executive Vice President, Acc-Q-Data Inc.
The future of your practice depends onknowledgeable billing and collection information. Understanding thefull aspect of billing guidelines and procedures will effectivelyincrease your reimbursement. This informative column will helpproviders and t...More...
How Could We Not? Ohio Willow Wood Introduces Pediatric Components
By Cheryl White, BSE
At the American Orthotic & Prosthetic Association (AOPA)National Assembly October 22-25 in Reno, some of Ohio Willow Woodsbiggest news involved its smallest products--a new, complete lineof pediatric products. The products introduced in this new P...More...
Gyanendra C. Shrestha, Prothetist/Orthotist, Orthopedica Kathmandu, Nepal
When and why did you decide to pursue O&P as aprofession? Because my father, who was the village doctor--hewas an allopathic and homeopathic physician--and my mother, who wasa social worker, taught me to care for others. Before high school,I start...More...
What is YOUR Mission?
By Rob Kistenberg CP, FAAOP
Have you ever really thought aboutit? As orthotists and prosthetists, we construct andcreate. In addition, we possess something that differentiates usfrom architects and engineers--those who fall under the overarchingheading of "builders." We poss...More...
From the Editor
By Miki Fairley
A giant step forward in O&P education has beentaken by a unique partnership: St. Petersburg College, the Academy,the Florida Chapter of the Academy, and the Florida Association ofOrthotists & Prosthetists by establishing a new O&P school in St. Pe...More...
Research: Getting to the Next Level
By Judith Philipps Otto
What will be the state of orthotic and prosthetic research five years from now? What will help take the profession to the next level? Some leading educators offer their insights.More...