On Your Feet: Pedorthic Solutions for Stressed Out Feet - November 2012

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On Your Feet: Pedorthic Solutions for Stressed Out Feet
By Garrison Wells


Feet aren't just a built-in mode of transportation-they can be critical to a person's professional success. For a professional athlete, for example, foot wellness can translate into fame and a million-dollar salary. But there are a multitude of ot...

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Staying Relevant: How Are Pedorthists Blazing Their Professional Trail?
By Judith Philipps Otto


O&P professionals are facing new challenges that may color and re-direct the future of their respective professions. The pedorthic profession in particular faces its own set of unique challenges in terms of building awareness and credibility, not...

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Optimizing Foot Care through Pedorthic/Podiatric Partnerships
By Kate Hawthorne


As with any intricate piece of equipment with many moving parts, the human foot is subject to a wide array of possible malfunctions-ranging from congenital deformity and improper gait to partial foot amputation-as the result of trauma or systemic...

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Pedorthic Solutions during Pregnancy
By Laura Fonda Hochnadel


While expectant mothers may be most focused on their growing abdomens and the needs of their unborn children, they may be feeling the effects of pregnancy on their feet as well. Softening and relaxing ligaments, pelvic bone changes, weight gain, a...

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Today's Consumer

Bev Combs: Putting Her Best Foot Forward
By Laura Fonda Hochnadel and Andrea Spridgen


Combs models her custom shoes. Photographs courtesy of Bev Combs. If the shoe fits, wear it.

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Stepping Out

Successfully Dispensing Foot Orthotics: 12 Tips for Better Outcomes
By Séamus Kennedy, BEng (Mech), CPed


Dispensing custom foot orthotics successfully can be beneficial to patients, rewarding for the practitioner, and can also generate referrals that help a practice grow. Having more than 17 years of experience owning and running a foot orthotics lab...

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Innovations

Orpyx: Putting Feet First with "Sole-Full" Technology
By Laura Fonda Hochnadel


Get your feet wet. Get your foot in the door. Put your feet to the fire.

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Shop Talk

Quality Assurance: Are We Doing a Good Job?
By Tony Wickman, CTPO


When I started in this industry in 1984, I was amazed to find out that there wasn't any federal or state oversight in the production of orthoses or prostheses. You had to be state licensed to cut hair or even drive a hearse, but not to make a pros...

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Looking Back, Looking Ahead

Pedorthics: Times, They Are A-Changin'
By Andrea Spridgen


If there is one thing that it seems everyone in the orthotic, prosthetic, and pedorthic professions can agree on, it's that the industry is continually changing. With increasing documentation requirements for diabetic footwear reimbursement, the g...

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Face to Face

Jeff Cole, CPed


Jeff Cole spent his 28-year-career running a family business that represented machine tool manufacturers. The pride he took in his work and the attention he paid to providing good customer service are two of the traits he now applies to his post-r...

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Got FAQs?

Got FAQs: Billing for services to patients prior to discharge from a skilled nursing facility or hospital, inserts for diabetic shoes, and verifying items on the PDAC list
By Lisa Lake-Salmon


Denials are difficult to identify and time-consuming to appeal. When denials have you at your wit's end, "Got FAQs?" can help you get your billing back on track. This month's column answers your questions about billing for services to patients pri...

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Viewpoint

Plenty of Shoes to Fill
By Karen Henry


The typical adult human skeleton has 206 bones. The human feet-with 26 bones each-accounts for just over 25 percent of the bones in the human body. From a purely statistical standpoint, this is significant, but when you consider the havoc that foo...

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EDGE Direct

SurroGait Rx: More “Sole-Full” Technology from Orpyx


Impaired or loss of foot sensation is a common complaint among people who suffer from peripheral neuropathy, commonly caused by type 2 diabetes. This reduced sensation in the feet can lead to foot ulcerations because the patient has become impervi...

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EDGE Direct

Endolite Presents the avalon–the Latest Advancement for the K2 Patient Population


EDGE Direct Endolite is proud to present the newest advancement for the K2 patient population-the avalon . The avalon , with controlled ankle motion and smooth roll over, offers the latest in biomimetic technology to level 2 amputees. The avalon...

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