Video Games in Prosthetic Rehabilitation - August 2017

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The Therapeutic Alliance and Outcomes
By John T. Brinkmann, MA, CPO/L, FAAOP(D)


In essays submitted as part of the application process for O&P master's degree programs, most prospective students passionately describe their motivations for choosing the profession. They usually include descriptions of times they have had s...

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Feature

The Key to Optimizing Upper-limb Prosthetic Rehabilitation
By John M. Miguelez, CP, FAAOP(D); Tiffany Ryan, MOT, OTR/L; and Sherri Edge; CASE STUDIES: Jennifer Peterson, MA, PT; and Lauren Trent, MOT, OTR/L


What do we mean when we suggest that outcome measures are the key to optimizing upper-limb prosthetic rehabilitation? The answers to this question are important to a wide range of stakeholders, including current and future patients, cli...

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Feature

Commercially Available Video Games in Prosthetic Rehabilitation
By Amanda Coldren, MPO, and John T. Brinkmann, MA, CPO/L, FAAOP(D)


Virtual reality, custom video games, and commercially available video games (CAVGs) are gaining popularity as rehabilitation tools. Gaming systems, including the Nintendo Wii, Sony EyeToy, and Xbox Kinect, and games like...

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Today's Consumer

Craig Hall: Heading Into the Next Turn
By Laura Fonda Hochnadel


"It's almost like having your foot back. No lie," says Craig Hall. Hall, 37, is the first veteran in Massachusettsto be fitted with the emPOWR bionic ankle-foot, BionX Medical Technologies, Bedford, Massachusetts (Edito...

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Better Business

Developing an Action Plan for Your Business, Part III
By Chris Field, MBA


In the previous articles in this series, I discussed the importance of conducting a business review and developing an action plan, which included defining the purpose of the business and then deconstructing it by paring the business do...

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Perspective

Ohio OP&P Licensure to be Maintained Under Board Consolidation


On June30, Governor John Kasich signed Ohio's Biennium Budget Bill (H.B. 49). The bill contains language to maintain state licensure for prosthetists, orthotists, and pedorthists. The language calls for administration of OP&P licensure...

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Sports

Third Annual Angel City Games Hosts 220 Athletes


Angel City Games held its third annual adaptive sports festival June22-25 at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Angel City Games is an inclusive competition open to athletes of all skill levels...

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Residency Reflection

The Importance of Healthy Muscle and Quality Movement
By John Pope, MS, MPO, CSCS


While I have learned many lessons over the course of my residency, the one that stands out the most in shaping my outlook on patient care came from outside O&P. Dan John, a strength and track and field coach, said,"The older popul...

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Viewpoint

Engaging Patients in Treatment
By Andrea Spridgen


One of the keys to successful healthcare is an engaged patient-provider relationship that includes clear communication about the treatment goals,and trust between the individuals; this is particularly true in physical medicine a...

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Online Exclusive

FEM With CAD/CAM Brace Design Improves Curve Correction in AIS


Recent studies have shown that a finite element model (FEM) combined with CAD/CAM improves the design of braces for the conservative treatment of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS), using 2D measurements from in-brace radiographs.

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Online Exclusive

Just in Time for the Annual Meeting: AOPA World Congress 2017 Sneak Peek


To enhance your experience at the 2017 American Orthotic & Prosthetic Association (AOPA) World Congress being held September 6-9 in Las Vegas, this Online Exclusive presents additional details about some session presentations.

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