The O&P EDGE 2017 Salary Survey - October 2017

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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...

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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....

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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...

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Today's Consumer

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...

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Industry Review

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.

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Perspective

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?

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Viewpoint

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...

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Online Exclusive

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.

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