Neuroprosthetics - June 2018
Neuroprosthetics and the Making of a Cyborg Olympic Champion
By Phil Stevens, MEd, CPO, FAAOP
Last fall found me in Atlanta at the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine presenting on a newly completed Clinical Practice Guideline (CPG) for the orthotic management of paraplegia secondary to spinal cord injury. 1 The CPG summarized t...More...
Evidence-based Post-operative Care for Transtibial Amputees
By James P. Reichmann, MBA, MPH Candidate, and Alfred E. Kritter Jr., CPO, FAAOP
Evidence-based medicine (EBM) is becoming an essential component of O&P practice. In simplest terms, EBM is discontinuing practices that medical evidence demonstrates do not improve clinical outcomes, and conversely, consistently incorporating...More...
Biometrics Identification and Gait
By John T. Brinkmann, MA, CPO/L, FAAOP(D)
Any parent with a child in organized sports has spent many hours watching from the sidelines, bleachers, and sometimes the parking lot as players practice and compete. After an extended period watching my daughter and her soccer teammates practice...More...
Former Bull Rider Takes Recovery by the Reins
By Betta Ferrendelli
Kyle Hannon was 29 years old and working as a railroad switchman at a steel mill in Richmond, Virginia, on the morning of September 15, 2014. He was about to switch out full rail cars with empty ones at a point where two sets of train tracks run p...More...
VPP as a First Step in Preventing Workplace Violence
By Chris Field, MBA
It was a simple matter really. A patient was informed that additional documentation was needed to complete her file. "Why?More...
L-Codes: Why We Use Them and Why I Share My File
By David Hendricks, CPO
Someone once said, "In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice; in practice, there is." I learned years ago in Northwestern's P&O program that when you design a prosthesis or orthosis, you aspire to three things: weightlessn...More...
Billing and Collections Q&A
By Lisa Lake
Denials are difficult to identify and time-consuming to appeal. Count on Got FAQs? to help ensure you are using the most current information when preparing your claims. This month's column answers your questions about billing for a stolen brace, who can prescribe diabetic shoes, and what to do about a physician's illegible signature.More...
Industry Review - Conferences
ACPOC Marks 40th Anniversary
The Association of Children's Prosthetic-Orthotic Clinics (ACPOC) held its 40th annual meeting in Grand Rapids, Michigan, April 11-14. The meeting held special significance since ACPOC's origins were rooted there in the early 1970s through the gui...More...
Lower-limb Care Through the Research Lens
By Andrea Spridgen
Each year, we at The O&P EDGE select one issue to focus specifically on lower-limb O&P care. In this year's issue, the features examine the topic through the lens of systematic research studies and support for evidence-based practice....More...