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July 2009 Issue

July 2009

edit post Technician Education—Filling in the Gaps by Miki Fairley July 1, 2009 For the orthotics and prosthetics field, there is an issue that goes beyond processes and systems-and that’s

Choosing the Right Resin

Sharon Dolly prepares a lamination at PEL Supply Company. Photograph courtesy of PEL Supply Company No matter how long you’ve been fabricating O&P devices, weighing the advantages of one lamination

Technician Education—Filling in the Gaps

For the orthotics and prosthetics field, there is an issue that goes beyond processes and systems-and that’s education. Related to fabrication, that means technician education, a subject Brad Mattear of

Custom Shoes: Further Considerations

When ordering custom shoes, enhancements can be requested to meet the requirements of patients with unique needs. The implementation of the Therapeutic Shoe Bill (TSB) in 1993 opened up a

Old Liners, New Uses

Drape Molding Using Recycled Silicone Liners How many of you have a box of old liners sitting in a corner collecting dust? Well, dust off that box. Now, covered and

Ernie Paulson: Mixed Martial Artist

Photograph courtesy of Ernie Paulson Ernie Paulson was 17 years old in 1994 when his doctors told him he had two options for dealing with a rare form of soft

Developing a Clinical Identity

My year as an orthotic resident is racing to an end, and I have transitioned to the final phase of my residency—supervised autonomy. I have been given the responsibility of

Progress Toward National Parity

United States Representative Robert E. Andrews (D-NJ) has introduced the Prosthetic and Custom Orthotic Parity Act of 2009 to the U.S. House of Representatives. The bill, H.R. 2575, bans employers

Billing & Collections Q&A

Whether you are just starting an O&P practice and need help or you’ve been running a practice for years and have a billing question, ‘Got FAQs?’ is there with the

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