New Discoveries, New Directions for O&P - March 2006

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Tomorrow's Technology: New Discoveries, New Directions for O&P
By Judith Philipps Otto


Each year brings new technological advances in the field of O&P that do not fail to amaze and astound; their future potential fills us with hope.

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Physical Therapists: Colleagues or Combatants?
By Miki Fairley


Almost universally, credentialed orthotists andprosthetists acknowledge physical therapists as clinical colleagueson the rehabilitation team and agree that the two professions arecomplementary and integral to best patient care. However, that's asi...

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Arizona Couple Shows Patient Advantages of O&P, PT Partnership
By Tina Eichner


Orthotic and prosthetic professionals and physicaltherapists alike are quick to acknowledge the others clinicalimportance in the patient care value chain. It is in the politicsand the legislation that defines each discipline where things canget a...

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Diabetes: Unmasking Its Hidden Toll
By Eric Bejarano, BS, CO


For many people with diabetes, the effect of diabetes on the mind and emotions is its most devastating aspect.

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Mobile Clinic Aids Young Minnesotans
By Miki Fairley


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Tomorrow's Technology: Federal Funds Fuel Futuristic Technology
By Judith Philipps Otto


The future of prosthetic research is looking considerablyrosier, due to huge amounts of funding awarded in January 2006 bythe Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA). The $70million allocation, which comes from the Department of Defense(D...

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Pioneers

Charles Radcliffe, Father of Prosthetic Biomechanics
By Sherry Metzger, MS


Professor Charles Radcliffe, MS, ME, is aworld-renowned engineer lauded as the father of prostheticbiomechanics. He began his distinguished career in the orthoticsand prosthetics field in 1948 while in the US Navy as anengineering officer in World...

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Orthotics: New Ideas
By Judith Philipps Otto


The Bellacure Osteoarthritis Treatment Device is oneof those ideal solutions that make us wonder why someone didn'tthink of it years ago. This unique orthosis not only relieves pain,but is simple to don, requires no readjustment after the firstdon...

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Cutting Edge

Project Aims to Provide Public-Domain Prosthetic Designs
By Miki Fairley


"We feel that an unconstrained flow of ideas between the designers and users of prostheses would be substantially beneficial to both," says co-founder Jesse Crossen, an industrial designer. Open Prosthetics founders from left: Jesse Crossen, Jonat...

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Industry Leader

Rodolfo Marlo Ortiz Vazquez del Mercado — A True Revolutionary!
By Jodi Mills


Flashback to circa 1952. The place is Guadalajara,Mexico, known as the most Mexican of Mexican cities and a placewhere authentic Mexican traditions can be experienced amidst itsmany attractions. In this City of Roses, Señor Rodolfo Ortiz,a prosthe...

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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

Kent Phillips, CP, FAAOP


Kent Phillips, CP, FAAOP Lubbock Artificial Limb & Brace Ltd Lubbock, Texas If you weren't in O&P, what would be your nextcareer choice? Teacher. If you could be an action hero, who would yoube?

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Perspective

The Move Toward Entry-Level Masters
By Bryan Malas, MHPE, CO


"The debate over the entry-level educationalrequirement is part of every profession's natural evolution andrepresents a progression in the maturation of thatprofession." --O&P Education Summit: Forecasting theFuture--Findings and Recommendations...

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Viewpoint

From the Editor: The O&P EDGE Takes a New Direction
By Miki Fairley


New directions are beckoning both The O&PEDGE and myself. An ending is always a new beginning. With this, my last issue aseditor of The O&P EDGE , another chapter of my lifeopens as I move toward retirement.

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