O&P Growth in Unchartered Territory - January 2021

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O&P Growth in Uncharted Territory
By Maria St. Louis-Sanchez


As news of a global pandemic and nationwide shutdown came last March, much of O&P found itself in uncharted territory. Jimmy Colson, CO, CEO of POP Prosthetics, headquartered in Las Vegas, says he started to panic. "I thought we'd all have to clos...

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Creativity Under Pandemic Pressure: How O&P Manufacturers Adapt
By Judith Philipps Otto


Businesses everywhere, across the spectrum of global products and services, have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic—and O&P manufacturers are no exception. But patients who depend on O&P devices can't put their needs on hold until the pandemic...

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Neurologic Developmental Gait Biomechanics and Pediatric O&P Management, Part II
By Gerald Stark, PhD, MSEM, CPO/L, FAAOP(D)


Part 2- The second of this two-part series addresses how children's development impacts provision of pediatric O&P care. Engineering and Design In terms of engineering and design, children present a number of significant structural design challe...

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Today's Consumer

Fitness Prosthesis Opens up New World for Runner
By Betta Ferrendelli


Matt Wise was 11 years old in 1989 when he was diagnosed with osteosarcoma in his lower left leg. After his physicians gave the family several options, Wise made the decision himself to have a transfemoral amputation. "I decided the amputation was...

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On Topic

Inside the Insurance Contract
By Erin Cammarata


How often do you review your insurance contracts? Do you know where they are? Do you know what is outlined in them?

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Perspective

Developing an Assistive Technology Roadmap
By Rory A. Cooper, PhD, and James M. Joseph, MS


For over 25 years, The Human Engineering Research Laboratories (HERL) has been a leader in creating, evaluating, and deploying assistive technology for daily living for people with disabilities. HERL, along with the University of Pittsburgh and th...

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Editor's Message

January 2021 Editor's Note
By Andrea Spridgen


As we welcome in 2021, I think it's fair to say that we are all looking forward with a different worldview than we ever have before. The pandemic has changed the way we carry out many of our daily activities and dramatically affected the economy....

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