Finding Your Niche - January 2019

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O&P Ten Years Later: Where Are We Now?
By Judith Philipps Otto


In January 2009, The O&P EDGE asked O&P experts to identify trends most likely to impact the profession during the next decade. In our 2019 follow-up, we find that nearly all their predictions were spot-on. In revisiting the prognostications from...

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Feature

Finding Your Niche: Gaining Success, Satisfaction in Specialty O&P
By Miki Fairley


While many in the O&P profession enjoy the variety working in a general O&P facility offers, for some, building their businesses around a niche market brings success and personal career satisfaction. The O&P EDGE interviewed several business owner...

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Feature

Developing O&P Solutions for Seniors: Meeting the Challenge
By Maria St. Louis-Sanchez


With life expectancy increasing, and an ever-growing geriatric O&P patient population, O&P professionals are learning how to best treat this population and improve their outcomes. Finding the right solutions for a population that varies so much fr...

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Sports

Ski Spectacular Draws Hundreds to Breckenridge
By Betta Ferrendelli


Sunny skies, chilly temperatures, and a mountain of snow provided perfect conditions for the 31st annual Hartford Ski Spectacular December 3-9, 2018, at Beaver Run Resort and Breckenridge Ski Resort in Breckenridge, Colorado. More than 800 partici...

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Perspective

The Play Attachment Project: Rethinking the Split Hook
By Marjorie Tulloch


The split hook is offered in the prosthetics departments at many pediatric care facilities as the most functional option for limb-absent children age two and over. I have found that most children are unable to open mechanical hands due to the high...

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Today's Consumer

Adjustable Prosthesis Helps Boxer Go the Distance
By Betta Ferrendelli


When Rustin Hughes woke from his second amputation surgery on September 11, 2014, he was on a gurney, alone in a hallway, staring at a stark elevator door. He had undergone a transtibial amputation a few weeks earlier after a blood clot in his fem...

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On Topic

Defining Your Company Culture
By Erin Cammarata


What is your company culture and how important is it? Inc. Magazine describes corporate culture as the shared values, attitudes, standards, and beliefs that characterize members of an organization and define its nature .

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Editor's Message

Where We Have Been
By Andrea Spridgen


As we greet the new year, many people set goals to improve some aspect of their lives. While I'm not a big fan of New Year's resolutions, I do agree that recognizing areas for improvement and setting goals is an important endeavor. And, to move fo...

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Letter From NCOPE on EBP Referenced in Ten Years Later


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