Siding with Quentin Fortune - December 2010

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Sustainable O&P Education:
Are O&P Academic Programs at Risk?
By Karen Henry


Higher education institutions across the country are operating in crisis mode. As state budgets continue to experience unprecedented deficits, higher education has become one of the many targets for states looking to bring their budgets back into...

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Feature

Spotlight on O&P
By Miki Fairley


How O&P is igniting creativity and capturing the public's attention around the world and closer to home, and what it means for the profession. The Possible's slow fuse is lit by the Imagination. -Emily Dickinson Introduction Photograph courtesy o...

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Feature

International Clinical Think Tank Targets Upper-Limb Innovation
By Pam Martin


From left: Julie Schick, Shawn Swanson Johnson, Byron Backus, Erik Andres, Dan Conyers, Robert Lipschultz, Randy Seidenkranz, Wolfgang Gröpel, John Miguelez, Greg Schneider, Trond Schonhowd, Janos Kalmar, Tim Shride, Hans-Willem van Vliet, Axel Ei...

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Perspective

Home Visits: A Necessary Evil or a Real Opportunity?
By Sean McKale, CO, LO


There was a recent discussion on the OANDP-L listserv about home visits. In general, the comments were fairly negative. Colleagues expressed the inefficiency of both extensive travel time between appointments and the lack of necessary equipment on...

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Shop Talk

How We Learn
By Tony Wickman, CTPO


There are a lot of theories about how people learn. For example, some educators believe that there are three different modes of learning: auditory, visual, and kinesthetic. Basically, you learn either by hearing, seeing, or doing.

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Extraordinary O&P

Siding with Quentin Fortune
By Laura Hochnadel


"Fortune sides with him who dares." -Virgil (70-19BC) Author of the epic poem, Aeneid Quentin Fortune is a soft-spoken man, but in the boxing ring, his dedication and focus come across loud and clear. His lean, super-muscular physique underscores...

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Sports

CAF’s San Diego Triathlon Challenge
By Pam Martin


Going the Distance for Disabled Athletes Davidson Peter Davidson, CPO, Great Plains Rehabilitation Services, Bismarck, North Dakota, describes the Challenged Athletes Foundation's (CAF) annual San Diego Triathlon Challenge (SDTC) as the NASC...

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Education Outlook

And So It Comes (Close) to an End: Returning to School
By Matthew Scoggin


Once the summer semester came to an end, I was very much in need of a break. The weekly grind of classes, clinics, and our other extracurricular activities had taken a toll on me. After exams ended, though, I was finally able to exhale.

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Face to Face

Face to Face: Luke Stikeleather, CO


Luke Stikeleather, CO, began fabricating plaster molds and braces for himself before he knew the O&P profession even existed. As a teenager, he was diagnosed with monomelic amyotrophy, a neuromuscular disorder of the hands and arms. As a result, h...

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Got FAQs?

Got FAQs?
By Lisa Lake-Salmon


Running an O&P practice is complicated enough, so if you receive denials on your claims and can't figure out why, turn to "Got FAQs?" to help get your billing back on the right track. This month's column addresses your questions about billing skil...

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Industry Review - Consumer

ACA Unveils 2011 Legislative Agenda


During the first session of the 112th Congress, the Amputee Coalition of America (ACA) will advocate for strategies that promote sound public policy aimed at supporting the health and well-being of people living with limb loss and limb difference,...

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Industry Review - Conferences

Neuroprosthetics 2010
By Laura Hochnadel


Top to bottom: Col. Jennifer Menetrez, MD, delivers the morning keynote address. Kendra Calhoun delivers the afternoon keynote address.

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Viewpoint

A Look Back, A Look Ahead
By Tonja Randolph


We had a busy year at The O&P EDGE. In 2010, we reported on humanitarian efforts, including the earthquake in Haiti that ravaged the country and left too many with amputations. The O&P community responded immediately to help with relief efforts, m...

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Online Exclusive

Aaron and C-Leg®: A Great Partnership


EDGE Direct Aaron and C-Leg: A Great Partnership When Aaron talks, he tells you about his work and his golf game. He shares how he selected his prosthetist, and the relationship they built as they worked to achieve his goals. He'll tell you about...

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