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April 2007 Issue

April 2007

edit post Back in the Swim of Things by Miki Fairley April 1, 2007 Prosthetic Fin Helps Dolphin Swim, JumpA female bottlenose dolphin named Fuji can now swim and jump

Tim Jeffers: Defined by Determination

In May 2006, an improvised explosive device (IED) exploded in Iraq, leaving 22-year old Marine Corporal Tim Jeffers with severe wounds to two-thirds of his body. Today, through sheer determination

A Letter to All Orthotists…

Back in 1954, when I was only three, my orthotists worked out of a very small cottage about a mile from my childhood home. The waiting room walls were filled


USOC Expands Military Program to Support Disabled Vets The United States Olympic Committee (USOC) recently announced the Veterans Paralympic Performance Program (VP3), an expanded military program, which will provide elite-level

Mel Stills: Catalyst for Progress

Mel Stills, CO(E), HFISPO, has been a catalyst, a mover and a shaker, a man who makes things happen. Not that he would tell you that. However, after talking with

Can Case Managers Make Your Life Easier?

In today’s fragmented healthcare environment, a case manager can play a pivotal role-one that affects you, the orthotist/prosthetist. But what exactly is the role of a case manager? For whom

Life’s Interruptions and Course Changes

From left: Second-year MSPO student Ron Roiz, Chelan Pedrow, and first-year MSPO student Missy Malkush on Chelan’s last night in Georgia. I would often sit atop the loft bed in

Treating Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction

Although there are many lower-extremity diagnoses presented to O&P for consideration and treatment, few are as common as posterior tibial tendon dysfunction (PTTD). This condition is more prevalent than ever,

Back in the Swim of Things

Prosthetic Fin Helps Dolphin Swim, Jump A female bottlenose dolphin named Fuji can now swim and jump again like other dolphins-thanks to an artificial fin. Fuji had lost 75 percent

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