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December 2008 Issue

December 2008

edit post O&P Education Reaching Master’s Level and Beyond by Miki Fairley December 1, 2008 Despite upheavals, turmoil, and changes in the U.S. and international healthcare arenas, O&P education is

O&P Education Reaching Master’s Level and Beyond

Despite upheavals, turmoil, and changes in the U.S. and international healthcare arenas, O&P education is revved up and moving ahead. All of the current O&P practitioner programs accredited by the

Change Is Afoot

A few weeks ago, the world watched the United States make history by electing its first black president. “Change has come to America,” President-Elect Barack Obama said on November 4

Academy Guidelines Can Help Educate Researchers

To help researchers conduct studies that advance evidence-based practice (EPB) in O&P, the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists (the Academy) has developed State-of-the-Science Evidence Report Guidelines. These guidelines propose

The CAF SDTC: More than a Race…an Experience

Fifteen years ago, a group of friends held a triathlon fundraiser in La Jolla, California, to help disabled endurance-sports legend Jim MacLaren regain his independence after a devastating accident. Soon

A Week in the Life

Where do I begin? Should I tell you about my first days in the St. Petersburg College (SPC) O&P program, or about the depths to which I’ve already been exposed

Five Questions for Harry Layton, CPO, LPO

Harry Layton, CPO, LPO, has been working in O&P since he pushed a broom around his father’s shop in Lawton, Oklahoma, at age 11. Now, at 53 years old, Layton

ACA Calls on Activists to Mobilize

Second annual lobby day to be held in Washington DC, March 9 and 10. During the recent election cycle, much was made of our country’s healthcare crisis. Its challenges are

Got FAQs? – Billing and Collections Q&A

Running an O&P practice is complicated. When you have a question, count on “Got FAQs?” to get you back on track. This month’s column tackles your questions about quality guidelines

Nonsurgical Treatment for Bone Cancer

Osteosarcoma, the most common primary bone cancer, strikes about 900 people per year in the United States, 400 of them children. According to the American Cancer Society, its five-year survival

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