Amputees Fight for the Right to Serve - September 2006

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Is O&P Education Doing Its Job?
By Miki Fairley


These words sum up the paradigm shift sweeping through US healthcare, including the educational field. Orthotics and prosthetics too is running with the tide, and is in fact, ahead of the wave, according to Robin Seabrook, executive director of the National Commission on Orthotic and Prosthetic Education (NCOPE)

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Osseointegration: In the Wave of the Future?
By Miki Fairley


It all started with a rabbit. In 1952, Prof. Per-Ingvar Branemark of Sweden useda titanium implant chamber to study blood flow in rabbit bone.

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Amputees Fight for the Right to Serve
By Sherry Metzger, MS


Amputees in protective services areproving that they can effectively serve the public across thenation as police officers, firefighters, and paramedics--withoutlimitations. Some amputees originally pursued careers in thesefields, knowing they had...

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Today's Consumer

LA Amputee Firefighter Determined to Work in the Field Again
By Sherry Metzger, MS


Greg Malais After 25 years in active service as a Los Angeles,California, city firefighter, Greg Malais, 45, finds himselffighting for his job. Almost four years after he lost his rightfoot on the job, Malais's uphill battle to return to work con...

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Perspective

The Bio in Technology
By Jeff Fredrick, MS, CPO


In the now historic second half of the twentiethcentury, orthotic and prosthetic rehabilitation often was aslimited as it was sponsored by the technology available. Inherent deficiencies in technology only allowed us torehabilitate so far. For exa...

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Sports

First Extremity Games Was First-Class Success


More than 500 athletes, sponsors, spectators, andvolunteers from the US, Canada, and Europe converged on Orlando,Florida's Watersports Complex, Saturday, July 29, for the premiereO&P Extremity Games by College Park. Organized to raise awareness of...

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Solutions

New Options Sports Finds Solutions
By Miki Fairley


Since human bodies-and the orthotic and prostheticcare they sometimes need-aren't always "standard issue," JohnScott goes the extra mile to find solutions. Dana Bowman with John Scott. Scott, owner of New Options Sports Inc., Dallas,Texas, has dif...

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Progress on Parity

APPLL Update: Celebrating a Victory and Building for the Future
By Morgan Sheets


On July 7, 2006, Rhode Island became the fourth state to pass legislation requiring prostheticcoverage. HB 7020 and SB 2176 were both introduced early in theyear and faced many hurdles. It was recommended that the House billbe held for further stu...

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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 effectivelyincreaseyour reimbursement. This informative column willhelpproviders and the...

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Letters

Letters


What About the Consumer? To the Editor: I read with great interest Miki Fairley's feature article inyour July issue, "Commoditization vs. Customization: Are Trends inO&P Affecting You?" I found the unbiased approach to eliciting multiple views of...

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Viewpoint

The Heroes Among Us
By Tina Eichner


It is fitting that this month as the nationreflects on the fifth anniversary of the tragic events of September11, 2001, and the thousands of lives lost that day, that we lookwithin our own community at amputees who have entered, returned to,or att...

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