Advancing O&P Education: How Are We Doing? - February 2004

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Socket Design for Use with the Harmony® System
By Paul P. Singh, Todd Anderson, CP, FAAOP


Paul P. Singh Socket design is certainly a recurring theme inthe field of prosthetics. New ideas are frequently on the horizon,such as those found in the technological advances of the HarmonySystem.

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Today's Consumer

Teenage Football Player Overcomes Cancer, Amputation
By Miki Fairley


Youre a 17-year-old football player, enjoying lifeand youth. Then you find out you have a rare, dangerous form ofcancer that could claim your life. What do you do?

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Got FAQs?

Got FAQs?
By Lisa Lake-Salmon


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...

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Salute!

Helping a Teenage Assassination Attempt Survivor: Seeds of Change?
By Jeff Fredrick, MS, CO, BOCP


On April 14, 2002, Alvaro Uribe Vélez, thenpresident-elect of Colombia due to take office in one month,travels to Barranquilla. Blanca Linda Rodriguez Charris, age 16, is finishing herafter-school job cleaning the small police station next to theb...

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Salute!

Hanger RFD: Helping Colombia’s Poor and Desperate
By Jeff Fredrick, MS, CO, BOCP


Common street scene-kids like this find a familiar corner to call home for the night in most undeveloped cities worldwide. We motor into the refugee camp near Barranquilla,Colombia, laden with $40,000 in medical and rehabilitation suppliesand two...

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Sports Page

Paraplegic Conquers Catalina Channel
By Miki Fairley


“Don’t think about what you can do—think about what you want to do. And start trying to do it.”

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Healing Hands for Haiti Minnesota Team


Posing for their photo are the 2003 Minnesota Healing Hands team, along with the clinic staff and administration. A 17-person medical team from Healing Hands forHaiti will leave for Haiti Friday, February 6, and will return onMonday, February 16....

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Arrival in Haiti


Some members of MN team at overlook above Port-Au-Prince, Haiti. The seventeen members of the Minnesota team ofHealing Hands for Haiti arrived in Port-Au-Prince on Saturdaymorning. It feels so good to be warm again after leaving two newinches of s...

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Day 1: Kay Kapab Klinic


When you are fortunate, you have an obligation to spread thatfortune. That philosophy, along with a tremendous respect for theHaitian people led us to our first day "on the job"... Today we will give you an overview of our day at Kay KapabKlinik.

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Day 2: Serving Two Orphanages


Jill Danburg-Knudsen, O.T. with a young girl. We want to address the political situation inHaiti before we delve into the report from our orphanage teams.

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Day 3: An Amazing Boy


Patrick, Tom Bremer C.P. and Clifford, one of the HHHF technicians Frustrating news upon arrival at the Kay KapabClinic today. First, our shipment of 6 pallets of rehabilitationequipment sent over 2 months ago is still stuck in Haitian Customs.Th...

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Day 4: It's Getting Interesting...


Bonswa, 3:30pm Eastern time zone We started today with disappointing news that has continuedthroughout the day. An anti-Aristide "manifestation" (political demonstration) was scheduled for today. We knew this earlier inthe week but had anticipated...

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Profile

John Russell, CP


John Russell, CP Collier Rehabilitation Systems Pleasant Hill, California What aspect of your job do you likethe most? Being creative. What is the best advice youve ever received?

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Perspective

Applying Dr. Kubler-Ross’ Theory to Amputation
By Kim Doolan


"Depression, anger, existential questions--"whyme?"--and finally, acceptance," is how Army Lt. Col. AlfredoMontalvo, a psychiatric clinical nurse at Brooke Army Hospital,Fort Sam Houston, Texas, describes the emotions of soldiers whohave undergone...

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Letters


Plastazote Top Choice' I read your recent articles debating the merits ofPlastazote® and P-Cell". After reading Ross Marty's article,it would seem that P-Cell is the greatest thing to come to O&Pin decades. In taking a closer look, Mr.

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Viewpoints

O&P: A Passionate Profession


Bob: "Do you think the biggest problems we face areignorance and apathy?" Bill: "I don't know, and I don'tcare." The above certainly can't be said of the O&Pprofession! Jeff Arnette, CO, describes a revolutionary plan for unifyingthe rehab pro...

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Feature

Advancing O&P Education: How Are We Doing?
By Judith Philipps Otto


In talking with educational experts and O&P professionals closest to the subject, one can't help realizing that there is "buzz," enthusiasm, anticipation, positive energy--and above all, there is real PROMISE in the record of what's been happening recently and what's going forward already in 2004 with regard to O&P education.

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Feature

ABC/BOC Unification Discussions: Will They Impact O&P Education?
By Judith Philipps Otto


Robin Seabrook , executive director ofthe National Commission on Orthotic & Prosthetic Education(NCOPE): "We support the discussions that the BOC [Board forOrthotist/Prosthetist Certification] and ABC [American Board forCertification in Orthotics...

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Feature

New Professional Standards To Enter O&P: A Plan
By Jeffery Arnette, CO


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Day 5: A great finish


Thursday was a quiet day for everyone. About nine patients madeit to the clinic and were able to come back on Friday. We were veryexcited to see so many patients waiting when we arrived at theclinic this morning AND the electricity was on!

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