Inspiring Movement - March 2018

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Alternative and Complementary Rehabilitation Therapies
By Maria St. Louis-Sanchez


Around the country, experts have been searching for alternative ways to keep patients with limb loss engaged and excited about their recovery. From walking in swimming pools to virtual reality environments, patients have been working toward recove...

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Take Two: The Impact of Additional Training and Resources on Functional Mobility and Balance
By Phil Stevens, MEd, CPO, FAAOP


The impact of lower-limb amputation on physical activity and participation cannot be overstated. While some people who undergo lower-limb amputation have access to an initial rehabilitation program in the first few months after their amputations...

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Applying Health and Wellness Coaching to O&P
By John T. Brinkmann, MA, CPO/L, FAAOP(D)


Each year hundreds of prospective students with diverse educational backgrounds apply to O&P master's programs around the country. Roughly 20 percent of applicants have an undergraduate background in engineering, and more than 50 percent have...

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Better Business

#Equality in the Workplace: Everyone’s Responsibility
By Betta Ferrendelli


Though sexual harassment and violence in the workplace is an age-old problem, there was a seismic shift in 2017. The #MeToo social media movement helped spark that change. When social activists encouraged survivors to tweet about the magnitude of...

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Shop Talk

Intrigue Versus Risk: Clinic-based 3D Printing of Prosthetic Devices
By Barry Hand and Michael Lavezzo, CPO, CTP


As the popularity of 3D printing gains momentum in the prosthetics industry, some O&P professionals have considered purchasing a 3D printer to print their own custom-fitted sockets. While 3D-printed sockets can save time and money, and provide...

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Perspective

Philanthropy and Recreation
By Robin Burton


The Orthotic & Prosthetic Activities Foundation (OPAF) serves in a unique position as the philanthropic arm for O&P recreation within the United States. Our mission is simple—introductory-level adaptive recreation for anyone with a p...

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Sports

Team USA Ready to Compete at PyeongChang Paralympics March


The PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games begin with the opening ceremony on March 9 and continue through March 18 in PyeongChang, South Korea. According to the International Paralympic website, the 2018 Winter Games will feature 670 athletes f...

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On Topic

PTAN Reminders and Tips
By Erin Cammarata


As a Medicare provider, you have completed CMS' 27-page 855S Medicare Enrollment Application, had a successful site visit, and received a provider transaction account number (PTAN) that identifies your practice as a Medicare supplier in good stand...

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Viewpoint

To Rehabilitate and Improve
By Andrea Spridgen


As more than 600 Paralympic athletes taketo the ice and snow in PyeongChang, South Korea, this month, this issue of The O&P EDGE focuses on improving mobility for all O&P patients and inspiring them toget moving. "Alternative and Comp...

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