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May 2003 Issue

May 2003

edit post From The Editor by Miki Fairley May 1, 2003 As our feature article on physiatry shows, involving the entire rehabilitation team in patient care can optimize outcomes. The

Children’s Prosthetic Systems

Figure 1 Children’s activities often place severe demands on their prosthetic systems. Children are not just small adults, yet for many years pediatric upper-limb prostheses were simply smaller, less-versatile versions

From The Editor

As our feature article on physiatry shows, involving the entire rehabilitation team in patient care can optimize outcomes. The Association of Children’s Prosthetic-Orthotic Clinics (ACPOC), an organization that focuses on

Physiatry: The Medical Rehabilitation Specialty

Physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) “is often called the ‘quality-of-life’ profession because its aim is to restore optimal patient functioning.  The focus is not on one part of the body,

Pedorthics Program Helps Fulfill Teen’s Wish

Adam Dunaway. Photos courtesy of René Bowen. Fourteen-year-old Adam Dunaway has dreams that come true. He envisions playing football some day–maybe even for is favorite team, the Auburn University Tigers.

O&P Research: A Question of Quality—or Quantity?

Research requires three factors: expertise, time, and money, points out Darrell Clark, CO, director of Orthotics, Rancho Los Amigos, Downey, California. Darrell Clark, CO “Many baccalaureate programs that are university-based

Here Comes HIPAA Security

So you just finished your Privacy Rule compliance effort and are finalizing your Electronic Transaction and Code Set testing and now you hear rumors about the HIPAA Security Rule being

SMART Device Provides New-Found Freedom

A youngster enjoys the freedom and mobility provided by the SMART Walker™ For some children with cerebral palsy, walking may be delayed for years or may never happen without proper

Dale Perkins, CPO

Rehab Systems Inc. Coyote Design Inc. Twin Falls, Idaho How long have you worked in O&P? My whole lifestarting as a patient in a Shriners Hospital when I was six

Youngster Enjoys His Favorite Sports

Spencer Messecar is an energetic, happy, outgoing 11-year-old who loves sports–especially skiing. He’s also enthusiastic about swimming and golf, a sport his father also loves. In school, one of his

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