Humanitarian Aid - O&P Brings Healing Work Worldwide - April 2006

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Humanitarian Aid: O&P Brings Healing Work Worldwide
By Tina Eichner


EDITOR'S NOTE The generosity of the people who comprise the O&P industryseems to be without measure or limit. When we set out to cover thetopic of Humanitarian Aid, the well of possible sources to talkwith was very deep. You can't look at O&P huma...

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Feature

New Yorker Makes the World a Better Place, for One Child at a Time
By Tina Eichner


It is the lucky few who can point to a moment in time and mark the identification of their life’s purpose.

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Feature

CIR Brings Prosthetic Services to Developing Nations
By Mary Stanton, Elise Moylan, and Laura Frankel


Photo courtesy of Center for International Rehabilitation The Center for International Rehabilitation (CIR)is a Chicago-based nonprofit organization committed to assistinglandmine survivors and people with disabilities worldwide inachieving their...

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Feature

Helping Obese Patients by Weight Management, not Diet
By Jeff Fredrick, MS, CPO


The same America that expects to attain viable longevity into its 80s has tallied up an unprecedented record of obesity.

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Industry Leader

Ronald F. Altman CPO(E): A Lifetime of Making a World of Difference
By Jodi Mills


Ronald Altman, center, with October 2005 CSPO graduating class. For some, it can take a lifetime to discover whatdirection to take, which path to pursue. For others, circumstancesbeyond themselves set wheels in motion and before they can ask whyor...

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Feature

The Bellacure Treatment Device—Revisited
By Judith Philipps Otto


When a new orthotic contender appears on the marketfrom nowhere, and its claims appear almost too good to be true, adubious world naturally clamors foroutcomes--documentation--quantitative evidence one can take to thebank. Unfortunately, as many p...

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Stepping Out

If the Shoe Fits… Pedorthic Modifications for Optimal Function
By Séamus Kennedy, BEng (Mech), CPed


Billions of pairs of shoes are sold annually in theUnited States. Human anatomy, although clinically standardized, is certainlyunique from individual to individual. Given both of thesestatements, it is no surprise that much of the footwear boughtt...

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Innovations

Pre-Preg Carbon Dynamic Orthosis
By Noel J. Chladek, CO


Have we found the evolution of lower-extremity orthotics?

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O&P Humanitarian Database Seeks Updates
By Tina Eichner


The Digital Resource Foundation for the O&PCommunity (DRFOP) maintains the O&P HumanitarianDatabase , a collaborative project aimed at promotinghumanitarian organizationsthat servethe orthotics and prostheticsprofession worldwide. The online datab...

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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

Janelle Springer, BS


Janelle Springer, BS Georgia Tech University Atlanta, Georgia What is the last book you read? Angels & Demons . What is the best advice you can give a newcomer toO&P?

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Perspective

Do You ISPO?
By Rob Kistenberg, CP, FAAOP


Sixteen years ago as prosthetic students at UCLA'sLong-term Certificate Program in Prosthetics, we were introduced tothe organizations of the O&P profession. The alphabet soup wasthinner then, as it consisted primarily of the American Board forCer...

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Viewpoint

From the Editor: Meeting Highlights Blended Importance of Past, Present, and Future of O&P


This issue went to press fast on the heels of the32 nd Annual Academy Meeting last month in Chicago, whichprovided me with a thought-provoking, energizing, and thoroughintroduction to the field of O&P. Several Academy events seemedto emphasize the...

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