Helping Kids Cope with Disability - April 2013

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Helping Kids Cope with the Psychosocial Aspects of Disability
By Judith Philipps Otto


SEEING THE FOREST THROUGH THE TREES Ayden displays his Lego ninja lamination. Riley shows off her colorful froggy arm. Kids learn better, faster, and more confidently from others like themselves.

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Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis: Helping Kids Meet the Compliance Challenge
By Miki Fairley


Photograph courtesy of Boston Brace. Being a teenager is stressful enough. Being a teenager who has to wear a scoliosis brace can be emotionally paralyzing.

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Feature

Society Spotlight – Pectus Carinatum: An Orthotic Approach
By Gina M. Retallack, CO; David M. Notrica, MD; and Dawn E. Jaroszewski, MD


Pectus carinatum (PC) is an anterior chest wall deformity associated with abnormal growth and development of the costal rib cartilages and sternum. The cartilaginous overgrowth is observed as an outward protrusion, tilt, or convexity on the anteri...

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Pediatric Applications of Functional Electrical Stimulation
By Phil Stevens, MEd, CPO, FAAOP


Hanger Clinic National Orthotics Specialist Curt Bertram with WalkAide patient Amber Konkol. Photograph courtesy of Hanger. Applications of functional electrical stimulation (FES) devices are most prevalent within adult populations, particularly p...

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Today’s Consumer

Zach Hanf: The Heart of a Survivor
By Laura Fonda Hochnadel


"Success isn't how far you got, but the distance you traveled from where you started." —Steve Prefontaine, 1972 Olympian, American middle- and long-distance runner (1951-1975) Hanf and Crawford. Photographs courtesy of Jennifer Soto. Michael "...

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Perspective

Camp No Limits Helps to Empower Children Living with Limb Loss
By Mary Leighton, OTR/L, and Sarah Thomas, CPO


Leighton Thomas Many children, at one time or another, experiencefeeling self-conscious about the way they look-thattheir freckles, weight, or other perceived flaws areon display. For children with limb loss, this sense ofbody difference can...

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Stepping Out

Equinus
By Séamus Kennedy, BEng (Mech), CPed


Equinus is a common foot and ankle condition that, depending on the clinical definition, is thought to be present in the majority of the population. It is also recognized as a leading contributor to foot pathology. In simple terms, equinus is the...

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Shop Talk

Finding Efficiency with the Right Vise
By James “Jim” O. Young Jr., CP, LP, FAAOP


Have you ever tried to spin a spinal orthosis or transfemoral socket model with one hand while holding it in position and trying to tighten the pipe vise with the other hand only to have it slip out of position? The typical solution is to hit the...

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Face to Face

Geoffrey Christian


Geoffrey Christian, CO, of the Orthopliance Group, headquartered in Toluca Lake, California, is as much a firm believer in technical skills as he is in relationship-building skills to meet the needs of his pediatric patients and their parents. Asi...

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Got FAQs?

Billing and Collections Q&A
By Lisa Lake-Salmon


Running an O&P facility in today's landscape of enhanced scrutiny and changing billing requirements can leave even the most seasoned billing professional feeling frustrated. If you have a billing question or a question about a denial, "Got FAQs?"...

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Industry Review - Conferences

The Academy Annual Meeting Shines in Sunny Florida
By Andrea Spridgen


Exclusive live coverage by The O&P EDGE Shurr (left) accepts the Titus-Ferguson award fromMcClellan during the Opening Ceremony. Photographs courtesy of the Academy The American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists' (the Academy) 39th Annu...

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Industry Review - Conferences

Hanger Education Fair
By Andrea Spridgen


Exclusive live coverage by The O&P EDGE Kevin Carroll, with Molina, presents during one of the educational sessions. Asar addresses the attendees during the opening ceremony. Partnerships and Patient Focus The 2013 Hanger Education Fair and N...

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Industry Review - Conferences

ISPO 2013


Inclusion, Participation, and Empowerment Geertzen, the outgoing ISPO president, addresses attendees. The 14th World Congress of the International Society for Prostheticsand Orthotics (ISPO) was held in Hyderabad, India, February4-7. It is the...

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Viewpoint

Coming this Fall…EDGE Quick Credit
By Tonja Randolph


After returning from the Hanger Education Fair in Las Vegas, Nevada, The O&P EDGE   crew headed to Orlando, Florida, for the 39th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists (the Academy). We love these meetings! Going to...

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EDGE Direct

Schroth-Based Physical Therapy: Does It Improve Scoliosis Outcomes?


A physical therapy regimen developed in the 1920s by a young German woman, Katharina Schroth, to treat her own scoliosis and later refined by her daughter Christa Lehnert-Schroth, PT, has been used in Europe for decades and is growing in popularit...

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EDGE Direct

EDGE Quick Credit: Educating O&P One Credit at a Time


Western Media, publisher of The O&P EDGE , has announced the pilot phase of EDGE Quick Credit™. The program is being offered in cooperation with the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists (the Academy), the American Board for Certificatio...

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