Monday, March 27, 2023

Re: Helix

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

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

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 collections

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

Hopefully they will disseminate their data for peer review?

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

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

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


Ralph W Nobbe, CPO

(in private practice and working under sometimes adverse conditions both

clinical and financial)


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