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2011 OPERF Research Award Recipients Announced

Manisha Bhaskar

The following announcement regarding the 2011 OPERF Research Award
recipients was released by the Orthotic and Prosthetic Education and
Research Foundation (OPERF).


May 17, 2011

For Immediate Release


Peter D. Rosenstein

[email protected]

Tel: 202-380-3663

OPERF Announces 2011 Research Award Recipients


Mark D. Geil, PhD

Georgia State University

Department of Kinesiology and Health

Kinsey Herrin

Georgia State University

Minimizing Bracing in the Treatment of Idiopathic Toe Walking:

A Randomized Controlled Trial to Compare Functional Outcomes after
Treatment with an Articulated Ankle-Foot Orthosis and a Rigid Carbon
Fiber Footplate



John Frederick, CO/LO, BEP

Scheck & Siress

Transtibial Amputees’ Ability and

Knowledge of Sock Management

and the Relationship to the

Educational Needs of Amputees



Brock Sande, CP

Hanger Prosthetics & Orthotics

Using Gait Analysis to Compare the

Biomechanical Effects of AFOs

Designed with a Solid Ankle versus

AFOs Designed with a Compression Heel


OPERF congratulates this year’s award recipients and thanks everyone who
applied to the 2011 Research Awards Program. OPERF’s Board of Directors
also extends its gratitude and appreciation to all of those who served
as clinical and scientific reviewers for this year’s submissions. Their
help and support ensure that all applicants receive constructive
feedback and suggestions.

OPERF is proud to promote research and education activities in the O&P
profession through activities such as the 2011 Research Award Program.
Thanks go out to all the individuals, companies, and organizations
within the O&P profession who sustain these programs through their
generous donations.

About the OPERF

The Orthotic and Prosthetic Education and Research Foundation (OPERF)
was established in 2008 to serve the entire O&P field. By the end of
2011 the foundation will have awarded grants, fellowships, and prizes
totaling over $150,000. To learn more about supporting OPERF and the
2011 Education Awards, please see the OPERF website at

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Manisha S. Bhaskar
American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists
Director of Marketing & Publications
1331 H Street, NW, Suite 501
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 380-3663, ext. 210
FAX (202) 380-3447


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