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Humanitarian O&P Aid: Leaving a Gentler Footprint

When natural or man-made disasters ravage a foreign country—when people are injured and suffering as the result of a cataclysm or abject poverty—O&P professionals are often moved to offer skilled

Cultural Humility, Understanding Differences

Many years ago, I heard a version of the following joke that plays on the reputations of European cultures: Heaven in Europe is where the English are the policemen, the

Editor’s Note–May 2022

Patient-centered care includes considering the environmental, cultural, and socioeconomic conditions that impact the patient’s experience. In this issue, we explore these factors in the context of providing humanitarian O&P care

Design Thinking in O&P

What is the first step you take when you want to tackle a complex problem for a patient? Perhaps you start brainstorming solutions, or maybe you think about the resources

The Impact of Delivery Delays in Prosthetic Care

Prosthetics, unlike most areas of healthcare, is not reimbursed on a fee-for-service basis. Rather, prosthetics is reimbursed per product. Whether a practitioner sees a patient two times or twelve times,

AFO Helps Athlete Keep a Competitive Edge

Erik Olson does not like to be idle. Personally, he’s a skilled athlete, outdoorsman, and an accomplished guitar player. Professionally, he’s worked in healthcare, law enforcement, and as a television

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