Spanning Social Distancing: Telehealth in O&P Gets a Jump Start
By Judith Philipps Otto
The COVID-19 crisis has drastically changed our world on personal, professional, social, political — almost all — levels. Because the unknowable extent of the evolving changes still lies ahead, more O&P professionals are turning to telehealth to...
Health Disparities: Thoughts on Distributive Justice
By John T. Brinkmann, MA, CPO/L, FAAOP(D)
Driving three miles along I-94 just south of Minneapolis will take you past two neighborhoods where the life expectancy of residents differs by 13 years. Residents in Kansas City, Missouri, neighborhoods only three miles apart have a life expecta...
COVID-19 Legislative and Regulatory Updates
By Peter W. Thomas, JD; Leela Baggett, JD; and Joe Nahra
As the federal government continues to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, there are a number of legislative and regulatory developments of importance to O&P providers. The United States Congress has passed four major bills to address the pandemic...
Academy Society Spotlight
Fighting for the O&P Space
By Kevin Hines, CPO/L, FAAOP
How do we, as clinicians, provide optimal O&P care for our patients in an ever-changing landscape of payment issues, government oversight, and regulatory policies? This has become an oft-asked question, as year by year more intrusive regulations,...
Advocacy, Resiliency at AOPA Virtual Policy Forum
More than 200 people attended the American Orthotic & Prosthetic Association (AOPA) 2020 Virtual Policy Forum on May 6. The annual forum was originally scheduled to take place in Washington DC on May 5-6, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ev...
Healing Diabetic Foot Ulcers
By Séamus Kennedy, BEng (Mech), CPed
Urgent concern regarding diabetes is not only a health issue in the United States but it is a global epidemic easily affecting half a billion people...
In The Eye of The Virus, O&P Humanitarian Care Changed Forever
By Dino Scanio, MPH, CO/L
The world is grappling with COVID-19, and how. Irrefutably, the O&P profession must cope with the effects of the virus. Humanitarian O&P organizations, nongovernment organizations, and nonprofits must also understand that providing humanitarian ca...
Got FAQs? June 2020
By Lisa Lake
Billing for O&P devices and care is complicated. When you have questions, count on Got FAQs? to help keep your claims on track.
Coapt is the leader in myoelectric pattern recognition. The Gen2 controller kit personalizes advanced and intuitive prosthesis control.
- Compatible with all major powered upper-limb prosthetic components
- Enhanced by the all-new A.I. Control Coach® that acts like a personal trainer for prosthesis control
- Supported by an experienced team ready to help with reimbursement guidanc
- Evaluation Kits available for user evaluations
Cypress Adaptive is an innovative company founded by professionals with a combined 50 years of experience in the prosthetic field. We specialize in socket technology and prosthetic suspension, offering the most comprehensive line of prosthetic suction valves in the market as well as unique options for elevated vacuum. Cypress Adaptive is also the exclusive North American distributor for Symphonie Aqua®, a revolutionary, full weight bearing casting system that utilizes hydrostatic pressure to achieve consistently comfortable and well-fitting prosthetic sockets. Pay less, get more. Cypress Adaptive is your number one resource for high quality, low cost prosthetic valves, knees, and suspension sleeves. For more information on any of our products, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, call, or visit our website.
You asked, we listened. ESP's entire line of industry-leading valves are now available in midnight black. Offer your patient the most dependable valve in the color they have been asking for. Every valve we make was designed, machined, and manufactured right here in the USA. Accept zero compromises and no imitations. When using suction or elevated vacuum suspension, there are no other options for dependability, trust, and quality than ESP. We lead innovation.
Available in the tried-and-true RUSH Foot® HiPro, RAMPAGE, RAMPAGE LP, and ROGUE models, the RUSH Foot H2O Collection features an integrated Vibram® sole and rubber-capped toe, offering the same great durability and comfort of a standard RUSH Foot but now with superior traction on slick surfaces. From the shower to the pool, you won't find a foot that provides this amount of grip and added confidence on slippery surfaces.
Designed for your active K3 patients with limited clearance, Taleo Low Profile is the newest carbon fiber foot in our portfolio. Give your patients the same smooth performance you've come to expect from the Taleo foot family. They will appreciate the ability to effortlessly navigate various indoor and outdoor
environments, wherever life takes them. Benefits of 1C53 Taleo Low Profile:
- Low build height for longer residual limbs
- Smooth rollover and energy efficient return
- Dynamic movement across varying terrain conditions
For more information, visit www.professionals.ottobockus.com or talk to your sales rep.
Better manage your KAFO patients with the Propulsion® KAFO design from Tillges Technologies. The Propulsion KAFO is a custom-fabricated, dynamic response, pre-preg carbon fiber KAFO that stabilizes the knee, providing medial-lateral and anterior-posterior support while reducing knee hyperextension or buckling. Our Propulsion bracing line includes AFO, partial foot prosthesis, and KAFO designs. Call to place your custom order today! Send scans to email@example.com.
We believe you will feel the difference.
The ADAPT locking/cushion liner is a silicone gel liner with mineral oil embedded. The soft gel with flexible fabric allows snug fit of various contours without restriction. The liner conforms very nicely while providing comfort. It is suitable for moderate- to high-activity patients. The matrix that is built into the liner prevents distal elongation of the liner for locking application.
Now offering more Allard AFOs with half the heel height.
All 2 ½ models include the 2.0 features you love: choice of wrap-around or D-ring straps, shorter wings, and a Starter SoftKIT™. It is easier to adapt ToeOFF® 2 ½ & BlueROCKER® 2 ½ to shoes with lower heel heights because there is a lower forefoot curvature and more space in the shoe toe box.
ToeOFF 2 ½ Addition models are available in Camouflage, Birch, and Black. Call us or email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive your free Product Selection Guide.
Delivering an extensive, progressive product line that includes everything today's active amputees need to live the life they love.
We offer an innovative portfolio that includes everything from the virtually indestructible RUSH Foot collection to the world's first microprocessor-controlled hydraulic 4-bar knee with both stance and swing functionality—the ALLUX; the EASY RIDE multi-use extreme sports knee; the KEASY renowned prefabricated cones; the K2 GERY foot; and the flexible, all-terrain, DynaTrek foot.
Discover the exciting PROTEOR USA product line today! #HumanFirst