Video Games in Prosthetic Rehabilitation - August 2017

The Therapeutic Alliance and Outcomes

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In essays submitted as part of the application process for O&P master's degree programs, most prospective students passionately describe their motivations for choosing the profession. They usually include descriptions of times they have had s...

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The Key to Optimizing Upper-limb Prosthetic Rehabilitation

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What do we mean when we suggest that outcome measures are the key to optimizing upper-limb prosthetic rehabilitation? The answers to this question are important to a wide range of stakeholders, including current and future patients, cli...

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Commercially Available Video Games in Prosthetic Rehabilitation

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Virtual reality, custom video games, and commercially available video games (CAVGs) are gaining popularity as rehabilitation tools. Gaming systems, including the Nintendo Wii, Sony EyeToy, and Xbox Kinect, and games like...

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Craig Hall: Heading Into the Next Turn

Today's Consumer

"It's almost like having your foot back. No lie," says Craig Hall. Hall, 37, is the first veteran in Massachusettsto be fitted with the emPOWR bionic ankle-foot, BionX Medical Technologies, Bedford, Massachusetts (Edito...

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Developing an Action Plan for Your Business, Part III

Better Business

In the previous articles in this series, I discussed the importance of conducting a business review and developing an action plan, which included defining the purpose of the business and then deconstructing it by paring the business do...

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Ohio OP&P Licensure to be Maintained Under Board Consolidation

Perspective

On June30, Governor John Kasich signed Ohio's Biennium Budget Bill (H.B. 49). The bill contains language to maintain state licensure for prosthetists, orthotists, and pedorthists. The language calls for administration of OP&P licensure...

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Third Annual Angel City Games Hosts 220 Athletes

Sports

Angel City Games held its third annual adaptive sports festival June22-25 at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Angel City Games is an inclusive competition open to athletes of all skill levels...

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The Importance of Healthy Muscle and Quality Movement

Residency Reflection

While I have learned many lessons over the course of my residency, the one that stands out the most in shaping my outlook on patient care came from outside O&P. Dan John, a strength and track and field coach, said,"The older popul...

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Got FAQs?

Got FAQs?

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.

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Engaging Patients in Treatment

Viewpoint

One of the keys to successful healthcare is an engaged patient-provider relationship that includes clear communication about the treatment goals,and trust between the individuals; this is particularly true in physical medicine a...

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FEM With CAD/CAM Brace Design Improves Curve Correction in AIS

Online Exclusive

Recent studies have shown that a finite element model (FEM) combined with CAD/CAM improves the design of braces for the conservative treatment of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS), using 2D measurements from in-brace radiographs.

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