Five Ways to Lie With Statistics - May 2021

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Five Ways to Lie With Statistics— Or at Least Tell a Better Story
By Gerald Stark, PhD, MSEM, CPO/L, FAAOP(D)


Using the Statistical Fog to Tell a Compelling Story   Certainly, statistics promise to extend our understanding beyond our individual knowledge and experience. But have you ever gotten the feeling that you do not know how to judge if a presen...

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Uncovering the Hidden Curriculum
By John T. Brinkmann, MA, CPO/L, FAAOP(D)


A student approached me after a behavioral science lecture a few years ago with concerns about something she had observed while shadowing at a facility prior to beginning her O&P education. She described being shocked by overhearing practitioners...

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A Comparative Study of the 2020 Entrance Requirements for O&P Master’s Programs
By Laura Chambers, MSOP, CFm


Introduction Choosing a Master of Science in O&P (MSOP) program can seem like a daunting task to prospective students, and O&P professionals at any stage of their careers know that the quality of education and the students who are beginning there...

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O&P Rehabilitation Research Thrives at the Federal Level
By Peter W. Thomas, JD, and Joseph Nahra


As the Biden administration has settled into its executive role, and the White House and federal government continue to fight the COVID-19 pandemic and related public health emergency, the administration's overarching and ongoing priorities are be...

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Academy Society Spotlight

Academy Society Spotlight: How Clinicians Begin to Advance Research
By Emily Hurst


Payers and other key stakeholders are increasingly expecting more evidence to support and justify healthcare decisions. Evidence-based practice is an approach to healthcare in which clinicians incorporate scientific evidence with their clinical ex...

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Sports

CAF Funds All Grant Applicants


The Challenged Athl etes Foundation (CAF) was able to fully fund all qualified 2021 grant applications for individuals with physical challenges. This year, 3,038 grants were distributed totaling $5.1 million in support to athletes ranging from P...

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Today's Consumer

Accident Gives Good Samaritan New Perspective
By Betta Ferrendelli


Accident Gives Good Samaritan New Perspective Until April 19, 2017, Norma Trujillo was leading her life—constantly on the go—in Tucson, Arizona. She had just started a new job and was raising an 11-year-old daughter and three-year-old twin sons....

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Clinical Issues

Two Approaches to Osseointegration Surgery
By Fred Hernandez


Osseointegration is rapidly expanding in North America, yet there remains confusion over implant design, rehabilitation protocols, and cost. There are two osseointegration (OI) systems most commonly being used in the United States today: the origi...

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On Topic

Tips for Hiring Great People and Building a Great Team
By Erin Cammarata


Over the past twelve months our company has increased our team members by 18 percent. While it is great that we need to grow our teams, the hiring process has been time-consuming and a learning process, and therefore a cause for reflection. I n he...

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Perspective

Techniques for Molding Plastic Over a TLSO Foam Model
By Rajiv Kalsi, CO(c)


The orthotics department at The Ottawa Hospital Rehabilitation Centre has been using a 3D scanner and modification software to scan scoliosis patients. We have been experimenting with the best practice for molding polypro plastic over the foam mod...

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Editor's Message

Editor's Note - May 2021


Last year, as we all sought to understand the evolving news surrounding the SARS-CoV-2 virus, even the nonscience-minded among us became focused on research findings. Too often though, research results came to us in bits and pieces filtered throu...

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