When Good Women Wear Bad Shoes - November 2010

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When Good Women Wear Bad Shoes
What’s a Pedorthist to Do?
By Miki Fairley


Many women—celebrities, lawyers, businesswomen, homemakers, teenagers, grandmothers, and everyone in between—are passionate about their footwear. Former Philippines First Lady Imelda Marcos owned about 3,000 pairs of shoes; singer Celine Dion has...

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Feature

The Pedorthist Education Debate
By Pam Martin and Karen Henry


All Those in Favor of Increasing the Pedorthic Education Requirement? Pedorthic education is in a state of transition. In October 2010, the Committee on Pedorthic Education (CAPE) released a survey aimed at getting input on proposed new education...

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Feature

Treating the Diabetic Foot: All Hands on Deck
By Susan Glairon


Pedorthists must face the challenges presented by this population with all hands on deck. Minor foot injuries such as blisters, cuts, and sprains can become serious and sometimes even deadly complications for people with diabetes. Common diabetic...

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Perspective

Prosthetics of Hope: Getting the Most by “Serving the Least”
By Taffy Bowman, CPO


"Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me." —Matthew 25:40 In July of this year, I traveled to Titanyen, Haiti, to serve a week in the Mission of Hope prosthetics clinic—Prosthetics of Hope. For those of you...

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Today’s Consumer

Doug Bertram: Finishing with Grace
By Laura Hochnadel


Doug Bertram says he is off the "injured reserve list." The latest proof of this can be found on the Ironman Wisconsin 2010 results website. Considered by RunTri.com to be one of the most difficult Ironman courses in the world, Bertram completed t...

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Better Business

Dispensing Therapeutic Shoes and Inserts
By Christine Duprey


Compliance Just Got a Little More Complicated Since Medicare's Therapeutic Shoes Policy Article (PA) has been revised, the stage is now set for stricter compliance practices in the fitting and dispensing of therapeutic shoes and inserts. Pedorth...

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Sports

Eight Athletes Join ADN Hall of Fame


Casteel The Athletes with Disabilities Network (ADN) inducted eight individuals into its Hall of Fame. Now in its 12th year, the event recognizes the achievements of men and women who compete in sports at the elite level despite physical disabili...

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Face to Face

Face to Face: Jim Downs, CPed


"You cannot put the same shoe on every foot," said Publilius Syrus, a first century A.D. Latin dramatist and writer of maxims. As a self-taught shoemaker and ABC-certified pedorthist, this is something Jim Downs knows well.

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Industry Review

AOPA National Assembly: The Challenge of Change


"When we change the way we see the world, we change the world." —Warren Macdonald Sam Hamontree, CP, presents Ivan R. Sabel, CPO, with the Lifetime Achievement Award during the AOPA National Assembly. Held September 29-October 2 at the Rosen S...

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Got FAQs?

Got FAQs?
By Lisa Lake-Salmon


Are billing questions giving you a headache? Are you up to your eyeballs in denials? "Got FAQs?" is here to help you get your claims back on track.

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Viewpoint

Welcome to The EDGE
By Karen Henry


When I interviewed for my position at The O&P EDGE, I remember publisher Tonja Randolph telling me, "Once people join this profession, they don't want to leave." I was impressed by her conviction and dedication to a profession that I had, up to th...

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