Saturday, May 14, 2022

Re: Helix

Steven Benner, ESQ.

On Wed, 16 Aug 2000 22:30:12 -0400, Robert McCulloch


>Yes, it is a very difficult market. The market of gimmicks, hoax, flim

flam, trying to appeal directly to the public instead of the medical

profession, telling the public their brace is new and revolutionary, when

in fact the idea is 20 years old, practicing out of a store front in Las

Vegas with a sign that looks like they’re advertising a carnival or

circus. Yes, our profession certainly needs the likes of them. Speaks well

of us to the rest of the medical profession.


>Bob McCulloch


>—– Original Message —–



>Sent: Wednesday, August 16, 2000 9:58 PM

>Subject: Re: Helix



>> Seems to me there are several disproportionate egos at work on this


>> But, they (Virtualgait network guys) seem to be trying to carve out a


>> in a VERY, VERY difficult market.


>> I wholly support their intentions to substantiate orthotic outcomes(based

>> upon website review). This is LONG overdue for this field. Educational

>> programs should pay attention.


>> Looks to me like they may be on a good track with outcomes data


>> strategy. AAOP, AOPA, ABC, SOGI, NCAAOP, NAAOP nor anyone else has done


>> Hopefully they will disseminate their data for peer review?


>> I also hope they can be respectful of local community standards of


>> when they do “Gait Clinics” to attract patients and review other


>> works, many perhaps done under adverse conditions, both clinical and

>> financial?


>> Ralph W Nobbe, CPO

>> (in private practice and working under sometimes adverse conditions both

>> clinical and financial)




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