Collaboration and Conflict - December 2018

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Collaboration and Conflict in Interdisciplinary Teams
By John T. Brinkmann, MA, CPO/L, FAAOP(D)


Principles found in published reports on collaboration and teamwork in interdisciplinary teams explores how specific strategies can be used to handle conflicts differently.

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Feature

One Step at a Time
By Phil Stevens, MEd, CPO, FAAOP


Published observations on step counts among individuals with lower-limb amputations, places these observations in the broader context of observed human activity levels, and discusses those interventions that may or may not ultimately influence act...

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Critical Developments at the VA Impact the O&P Community
By Peter W. Thomas, JD, and Leela Baggett, JD


Within the past year, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has altered or has announced its intention to alter the provision of O&P care to our nation's veterans. Although some of these changes are intended to improve the delivery of O...

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Academy Society Spotlight: Behavioral Sciences in Clinical Practice
By John T. Brinkmann, MA, CPO/L, FAAOP(D)


In 2017, Richard Thaler, PhD, an economist from the University of Chicago, won the Nobel Prize for Economic Science for his work in behavioral economics. His research challenged traditional economic theory, which assumes that individuals accurate...

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Today's Consumer

Becky Piper: Get Back Up Eight Times
By Betta Ferrendelli


The tattoo on Becky Piper's left forearm reads Relentless Forward Progress. She got the tattoo as a reward to herself shortly after completing her first Ironman 70.3 triathlon in Boulder, Colorado, in August 2017. Considering that just four years...

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Sports

CAF, SDTC Mark 25 Years
By Betta Ferrendelli


Exclusive live coverage from The O&P EDGE. More than 250 people from as far away as Japan, Norway, Sweden, and Haiti, and as young as four years old attended the Skills for Life 5 (SFL) conference in Houston October 18-21, a four-day workshop...

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Perspective

In Support of a Unified O&P
By Matt Perkins


Eighteen years ago, I exhibited at my first tradeshow with Coyote Design. We were at the Western and Midwestern Orthotic and Prosthetic Association meeting in Reno, Nevada. The show, featuring just table exhibits, had row after row of exhibitors a...

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Got FAQs?

Billing and Collections Q&A - December 2018
By Lisa Lake


Billing for O&P devices seems to get more complicated by the day. Count on Got FAQs? to help answer your toughest questions.

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Industry Review-Conference

Skills for Life 5: Live, Give, Grow
By Betta Ferrendelli


The worldwide event brings people with bilateral upper-limb loss together to help them learn and adapt to living without their hands and arms

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Viewpoint

It’s All in Your Perspective
By Andrea Spridgen


As we enter December, I greet the month with excitement— I love the sights, scents, and sounds the holiday season brings. But for others it's just another month, or conversely, it brings anxiety with lengthy to-do lists, extra social obligat...

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