The O&P EDGE 2017 Salary Survey - October 2017
Pay & Job Satisfaction
By John T. Brinkmann, MA, CPO/L, FAAOP(D)
Take a moment and think back over the jobs you have had during your career, and ask yourself these questions: How satisfied were you with each job? What factors contributed to or detracted from your overall satisfaction? What prompted you to begin...More...
The O&P EDGE 2017 Salary Survey
The O&P EDGE 2017 Salary Survey is complete , and like its predecessors, it provides insights related to salaries, trends, workplace preferences, and demographics in the O&P profession. This year's survey took in 322 initial respondents....More...
Workplace Violence Against Healthcare Providers
By Alicia Abbot, MPO, and John T. Brinkmann, MA, CPO/L, FAAOP(D)
Introduction Workplace violence has been increasing for many years, but it is hitting the healthcare professions hardest. A crime survey conducted in 2014 by the International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety found that violent c...More...
Brandon Anderson: Back to Firefighting Less Than One Year After Amputation
By Tara McMeekin
It was a typical August day last summer when firefighter Brandon Anderson set out on a motorcycle ride with his friend,police officer Anthony Schneider. They were headed from Fishers, Indiana, to Lake Cumberland, Kentucky, for a weekend with frien...More...
AOPA World Congress 2017: Celebrating a Century
By Andrea Spridgen
More than 2,500 attendees from 41 countries gathered September 6-9 in Las Vegas for the American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association (AOPA) 2nd World Congress and AOPA Centennial Celebration.More...
Employee Satisfaction Matters
By Joan K. Cestaro, CP
Satisfaction is one of many elements that contribute to a successful business. Monitoring variables such as patient and referral source satisfaction provides insight into business performance. But what about employee satisfaction?More...
Compensation in O&P, a Complex Formula
By Andrea Spirdgen
As I write this, I have just returned from the American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association (AOPA) 2017 World Congress, where I had the opportunity to speak to numerous O&P professionals who are passionate about the work they do every day and...More...
Study Shows Soft Exoskeleton Improves Post-Stroke Gait
A study published in the Journal of Science Translational Medicine found that use of a soft suit exoskeleton system facilitated normal walking ability for ambulatory patients following a stroke. The paper examined the prototype Restore System, a wearable soft suit exoskeleton (exosuit) created by the Wyss Institute that is now moving toward commercialization by ReWalk Robotics.More...