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January 2005 Issue

January 2005

edit post Billinda Newton, RTP by The O&P EDGE January 1, 2005 Billinda Newton, RTP Faith P&O Services Inc. Concord, North Carolina¬† What is the best advice you’ve ever received?”Your

PFA Symposium Presents High-Quality Sessions

Fighting sultry heat, humidity, fierce wind and rain, dodging hostile vegetation and poisonous snakes, pulling dozens of bloodsucking leeches off arms and legs, rappelling down steep cliffs, climbing up mountainsides,

AOPA Releases Latest Statistics

The American Orthotic & Prosthetic Association (AOPA) has released the latest O&P industry statistics in the 2004 AOPA Operating Performance and Compensation (OPC) Report, giving O&P facilities new benchmarks for

Latvia Forms Amputee Ice Hockey Team

Latvia may soon have its own national standing amputee ice hockey team after a recent demonstration of the international team playing against Latvia’s professional Zemgale team. The event was the

TSA To Retrain Airport Screeners

To help insure safe and comfortable travel for persons with limb loss, the ACA has been working closely with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to establish new screening guidelines and

Liner Choices Create Comfort

Comfort and more control can equal more mobility and confidence for lower-limb amputees. A key ingredient is the interface between socket and human skin provided by liners. As noted by

Prosthetist Inventor Seeks Solutions

Stan Patterson, CP, of Prosthetic & Orthotic Associates, Orlando, Florida, loves a challengeto see a problem and invent a solution. In fact, besides his clinical practice, Patterson and two partners

To Sock or Not To Sock?

Its been a common refrain of amputees for years, even in todays world of gel liners and total surface weight bearing sockets: “When my leg shrinks during the day, I

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