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October 2006 Issue

October 2006

edit post See you in Hollywood… by Tina Eichner October 1, 2006 We put this issue to bed in the midst of planning for 2007 and packing for a trip

AOPA’s Sunriver Initiatives Move Forward

The four initiatives to emerge from the American Orthotic & Prosthetic Association’s (AOPA’s) Sunriver Initiatives are on track and moving ahead. This is the good news from AOPA President Walter

Competitive Bidding: Can Small Suppliers Survive?

John Latsko If all goes as proposed, the largest, most accessible, and cheapest suppliers of certain durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics, and supplies (DMEPOS) may gain Medicare business. Smaller, less

O&P Ascends Professional Summit

“The O&P profession has the opportunity to control its own destiny and set the course for the next decade and beyond. Decisive action is necessary, not just to keep pace

Northwestern Survey Identifies Research Priorities

Is research important in prosthetics and orthotics? Is enough research being conducted? What aspects of O&P are the most important target areas? Charts and graphs reprinted with permission. S. Fatone,

The Orientation of a Homing Pigeon

Chelan and her father at the Georgia Tech bookstore Ten of us awkwardly shuffle into Georgia Tech’s fabrication workshop. Each chooses an area of workspace and a toolbox, and on

OSU-Okmulgee Announces O&P Technician Program

Oklahoma State University-Okmulgee has begun a new Orthotics and Prosthetics Technician Program, the university announced. Students are developing multiple skill sets, including technician skills, fitting skills, and pedorthic fabrication skills,

Diary of a Mission: Project Hope Belize — Part One

This July the summer prosthetic mission trip to Belize, Central America, marked the ten-year anniversary of Sonrie Inc. and Project Hope Belize providing prostheses in Belize. The following is a

See you in Hollywood…

We put this issue to bed in the midst of planning for 2007 and packing for a trip to Florida for the American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association (AOPA) 2006 National

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