ICF: Global Framework Mainstreams Disability, Creates Common Language for Healthcare - May 2012

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ICF: Global Framework Mainstreams Disability, Creates Common Language for Healthcare
By Miki Fairley


Manchester Lace prosthetic fairing design made ofchrome and ivory polymer by Bespoke Innovations, San Francisco, California. Photograph by Eva Kolenko, courtesy of Bespoke Innovations. The International Classification of Functioning, Disability an...

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The O&P Value Proposition: An Offer You Can’t Refuse?
By Judith Phillips Otto


Mansukhani "Quality is now king in U.S. healthcare. This means that providing O&P care as you have always done will no longer be enough....

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Features

International Education: Closing the Gap
By Betta Ferrendelli


As online and distance learning programs become more widespread, technology is also being leveraged to create more accessible and sustainable O&P education programs in developing and war-torn countries. Though there continues to be a lack of conte...

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Features

How Do Clinicians Select Prosthetic Feet?
By Gerald Stark, MSEM, CPO, LPO, FAAOP


Choosing Feet Is Becoming More Difficult U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Anastasia Puscian/Released. A recent count of available prosthetic feet revealed more than 120 different designs.

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Perspective

Developing Prosthetic Technologies for the Global Community
By Jan Andrysek, PhD, PEng


Technological progress in materials, manufacturing, and design allows O&P professionals to use more effective products or processes to restore the lost functions of the biological system. They are doing so with some exciting results, including pro...

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Industry Leader

Dan Blocka, BSc(Hons), CO(c), FCBC: P&O Global Ambassador
By Miki Fairley


Dan Blocka, BSc(Hons), CO(c), FCBC, immediate past president of the International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics (ISPO), is a man on fire, a visionary who can transform an idea into a practical reality. His mission: to help advance prosthet...

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Today’s Consumer

Virginia Guffey: Happy Is as Happy Does
By Laura Fonda Hochnadel


Virginia Guffey, 87, credits her positive outlook to her upbringing during the Depression. "I don't worry about anything I can't do anything about," she says. "During the Depression days, you learned to work and work.

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Stepping Out

Providing Effective Footwear in Less-Resourced Environments
By Dennis Janisse, CPed, and Mary Jo Geyer, PhD, PT, CPed


Finding sustainable solutions to the challenges encountered in providing appropriate, effective, low-cost footwear is the goal of a number of new initiatives. These initiatives provide opportunities for pedorthists seeking to get involved in inter...

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Shop Talk

Mastering the Two-Stage Lamination with Flexible Brim
By Jason Kimmel


Supracondylar suspension for a transradial prosthesis has been around for decades. This type of socket fabrication is commonly made from a wet lamination or thermoplastic materials. Despite the growth of thermoplastics, Ottobock, Minneapolis, Minn...

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Face to Face

Doug Turner, OTR, CP, BOCO


Doug Turner began a career in O&P more than 20 years ago. In 2006, he opened his practice—Western Montana Orthotics & Prosthetics (WMOP), Missoula—where he is the lead clinician. That Turner chose a career in O&P is a natural extension of personal...

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Got FAQs?

Billing and Collections Q&A
By Lisa Lake-Salmon


Running an O&P practice seems to be getting more complicated every year. When you have a question and can't seem to find the answer you're looking for, count on "Got FAQs?" to help point you in the right direction. This month's column addresses yo...

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Industry Review-Conference

Academy Meeting "One of the Best Ever"
By Betta Ferrendelli


Western Media LLC prepares to debut its new division EDGE Custom Publications. Exclusive live coverage from The O&P EDGE. There were plenty of educational sessions (even one with a "twist"), activities, workshops, and exhibits during the 38th Annu...

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Industry Review-Conference & Education

Neuroprosthetics 2012 Symposium Draws Record Attendance
By Betta Ferrendelli


Exclusive live coverage from The O&P EDGE. Ling In January, wounded warriors at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC), Bethesda, Maryland, were using a new neurally controlled prosthetic arm—the Modular Prosthetic Limb (MPL)—for t...

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Viewpoint

Unexpected Joys


Some of you have asked about my dog, Jake, and how he has been since his health began to decline last year. I am happy to report that he is still with us and is walking well, despite the amputation of his toe. His thyroid levels have balanced out...

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Online Exclusive

The Future is in Good Hands with the Next Generation of O&P Professionals
By Mark Taylor, MLS, CPO, FAAOP


This past March, I witnessed my prosthetics students responding to a call for action, in the face of perceived danger, with a care and poise that I feared was somewhat lost with the new generations entering the O&P profession. Just as the transfem...

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EDGE Direct More resources! Ottobock's expanded business services offer you more: education options for CPOs and technicians, Cooperative Care, reimbursement support, and fabrication services. Education Options Ottobock Academy offers a wide...

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