'Next-Generation' O&P - March 2009

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I, ROBOT
By Miki Fairley


Robotic Technology Adds a New Dimension to Orthotics

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Tomorrow's O&P: A Survival Guide
By Judith Phillips Otto


Part 3: An Ideal O&P World--Can We Build One?

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Better Business: 'Making Lemonade' in a Tough Economy
By Miki Fairley


What leads to steadily increasing sales in today's turbulent economy? Phil Kohler, president and CEO of Image Orthopedic Lab, Santa Ana, California, has found answers that work for his company-and may work for yours. For Kohler and his partner,...

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Building a Track-Serviceable Running Prosthesis
By Scott Sabolich, CP, LP


Steven Wilson and Jim Bob Bizzell compete in the 200-meter sprint in Beijing. If a NASCAR team built a race car and prepared it for the track, they wouldn't weld the hood shut before they sent it out to the race....The same principle holds true fo...

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Perspective

The CMS Surety Bond Requirement: More Questions than Answers
By Wil Haines, CPO


I'm an old shoe-nearly worn out- but my passion for orthotics and prosthetics has never diminished. And, like many in the field today, I was attracted to orthotics and prosthetics because of the great personal satisfaction that often accompanie...

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Today's Consumer

Eileen Casey: Still Walking
By Chelan M. Keeter


"I guess I am driven," Eileen Casey says. It's an ironically humble statement to come from the woman who spearheaded the effort to pass Vermont's prosthetics parity law-the tenth in the nation-after having a right transtibial amputation immedia...

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Offbeat O&P--Prosthetic Finger Implanted with USB Drive


Photo credit: Jerry Jalava/Flickr A Finnish software developer has blurred the line between human and cyborg a little further. Jerry Jalava, who lost a finger when his motorcycle crashed into a deer last May, didn't mind wearing a prosthetic digi...

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Stepping Out

Ankle Gauntlets: Still an Effective Orthotic Intervention
By Séamus Kennedy, BEng (Mech), CPed


Over the last decade or so, several new orthoses have been introduced to the O&P market that could be considered hybrids between an AFO and a custom foot orthotic. One such device incorporates hinged double-upright supports with a custom foot o...

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Sports

Un-Limb-ited
By Melissa Phillips


Pedro Moiola (left) takes a break from skiing. For the average skier, the thought of a double-black-diamond run in thigh-deep powder down a mountain with a 1,193 foot vertical might cause a moment of hesitation. Pedro Moiola, however, is anythi...

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Residency Report

Evidence-Based Residency
By Sara Pschigoda


I am almost halfway through my residency, and I recently had the opportunity to experience something most residents don't-vacation! I was lucky enough to take a few days off to celebrate my Grandma Dottie's 90th birthday with my family on the s...

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Face to Face

Five Questions for Saravanan Sundarakrishnan


Saravanan Sundarakrishnan, CO, was born, raised, and educated in Bhilai, Chhattisgarh, India. He says, "The very first week I spent in college doing my bachelors in prosthetics and orthotics...I knew that I was meant to do this-I was in the medica...

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Got FAQs?

Got FAQs?
By Lisa Lake-Salmon


Billing and Collections Q&A

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Progress on Parity

Prosthetic Parity Campaigns Sweep the Nation
By Morgan Sheets


With all of the state legislative sessions meeting and Congress in full swing, it is a very busy time of year. More than 16 state legislatures are working to advance some type of legislation to expand coverage for prosthetic devices and components...

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Viewpoint

Content is King...and Technology Ain't Bad Either
By Karen Henry


When superior content and leading technology come together, great things happen. See for yourself on March 4, when the O&P industry's portal-oandp.com-relaunches with a new design, a new structure, and a bevy of new features, plus enhanced...

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EDGE Direct Sponsored Story

College Park Industries…a Pathway to O&P Industry Innovation
By Karen Bieniek


The College Park name implies "learning and continuous education," and that's what CPI engineers and product designers incorporate into our foot/ankle systems and related products every day. From the ongoing improvements to the original TruStep&re...

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Stepping Out

Tobilleras de Cuero: Una alternativa ortésica aún efectiva
By Séamus Kennedy, BEng (Mech), CPed


En la ultima década, muchas nuevas ortesis han sido introducidas en el Mercado de O&P que pudieran ser consideradas híbridas entre un AFO y una ortesis de pie a la medida. Uno de estos aditamentos incorpora las barras medio-later...

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