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September 2015

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Balancing Efficiency and Quality

During the seven years he spent working for the federal government, Zach Harvey, CPO, says he didn’t truly appreciate the freedom he had to do his job. At Walter Reed

The Philosophy of Outcome

I listened and observed for 12 years. In the beginning, I was more concerned about honing my craft as an educator and speaker, but as the years went by, I

Ethical Patient Care and Efficiency

This issue deals with themes of ethics, quality, and efficiency in patient care. As I write this column, the profession is facing what many consider an egregious breach of ethics

Aspects of Gait: Part II

In the July issue of The O&P EDGE, I discussed the traditional phases of gait and major motions in the sagittal plane. However, the act of walking occurs in three-dimensional

Megan Patel: An Enduring Friendship

Prosthetist and Client Began Working Together Two Decades Ago David Jolly, CP(E), was well into his prosthetics career at Monroe BioTechnology’s Appleton, Wisconsin, clinic when six-year-old Megan (Voissem) Patel lost

From the Patient’s Point of View

I spent some time as a patient over the past few weeks and used that perspective to take a critical look at my surroundings. It didn’t matter whether I was

Interesting Career Choices

To say that I’ve had an interesting career path is an understatement. I’ve gone from being a truck driver, to a prosthetic technician, to an inventor, to the owner of

Richard K. Churchill, CPO

Having an amputation himself, Richard K. “Rick” Churchill, CPO, said he can empathize with his patients’ situations and also motivate them to move forward to achieve their goals. As the

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