Hidden Dangers of Orthotic Technology - June 2005

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Hidden Dangers of Orthotic Technology
By Judith Philipps Otto


When we raised the topic of the latest in orthotic technology, the enthusiasm of orthotic professionals was leavened with concern for the hidden dangers to both patients and practitioners utilizing this new technology.

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Feature

Some New Developments in Orthotics
By Judith Philipps Otto


At the 2005 co-located meetings of the American Academy ofOrthotists & Prosthetists and the Association of Children'sProsthetic-Orthotic Clinics (ACPOC), Ammanath Peethambaran, CO,University of Michigan, and Mark Taylor, CPO, University ofMichigan...

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Feature

Winter Sports Clinic Creates "Miracles on a Mountainside"
By Rachel Monserrate


For the 19th year, the Department of VeteransAffairs (VA) and the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) broughttogether hundreds of volunteers in the hopes of creating "Miracleson a Mountainside" for over 300 disabled American veterans. TheNational Dis...

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Feature

Componentry Aids Bowman's Skydiving Success
By Rachel Monserrate


From Left: Bo Derek, Dana Bowman, and Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz. Dana Bowman, a former member of the Army's eliteGolden Knights parachute team, has been jumping into the WinterSports Clinic since 1996. Bowman, who lost both legs i...

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Creature Care

Dog's Prosthesis Multi-Tasks
By Meredy Fullen


Photos courtesy of Daniel Holzer, CP, Able Prosthetic Care. In the middle of Jasper County, Georgia, in thesmall town of Shady Dale in the week of 9/11, the media coverageand the project of making Maulee the dog a prosthetic leg offeredPhil and Na...

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Global View

Meeting the Challenge of P&O in Latin America
By Alberto E. Castillo Moreno, OP


Photos courtesy of Alberto E. Castillo Moreno, OP. Latin America can be divided into three largeparts: Mexico, which borders the United States; Central America;and South America.

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Industry Leader

'The Plan' for Deanna Fish, CPO —and Where It Went
By Jodi Mills


A young and determined Deanna Fish had a plan: sheintended to get into the medical field by completing a four-yeardegree in rehabilitation. The plan was to acquire that firstdegree, get out of rehabilitation, go back to school, and pursue a"real"...

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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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Profile

Clark F. Howland, COF


Clark F. Howland, COF Clark F. Howland & Associates Inc.

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Perspective

'Wounded Warrior' Project Opens New Vistas
By Patty Johnson


Over the years, my work in O&P marketing hasbrought me the good fortune of meeting hundreds of people in allaspects of the business. I have come to know O&P practitionersfrom around the country and manufacturers who work tirelessly toimprove the p...

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Viewpoints

From the Editor: Revealing High-Tech Dangers
By Miki Fairley


"A little learning is a dangerous thing -- Alexander Pope This famous quote could be applied to O&Ptechnology. This month's feature article, " TheHidden Dangers of Orthotic Technology ," by Judith PhilippsOtto, sounds words of warning from expert...

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