Technology: Changing the Way We Practice - May 2002

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Technology: Changing the Way We Practice
By Paul E. Prusakowski, CPO


Computer and Internet technology are changing the way we practice. For many of us the change began long ago, for some of us it is about to happen, and for the few that think information technology will never affect them, I urge you to keep reading!

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The Sports Page

2002 Paralympics: Glory, Grit and Gold
By Miki Fairley


Glory, grit and gold marked what has been called the "Best Ever" Paralympics - the 2002 Games in Salt Lake City, Utah, March 7-16. More than 430 athletes from about 35 countries participated in this thrilling event.

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Online Resources Help Tackle Tough Clinical Questions
By Carolyn Blythe, NCOPE Resident


Carolyn Blythe, NCOPE Resident There are numerous resources available to practitioners investigating a challenging clinical question. The search feature available for several online journals makes researching the existing bodies of knowledge more...

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Introducing the O&P EDGE Advisory Board


NOTE: This page was originally presented online in May 2002- it has been updated since that time. David Adams, MBA Business Operations David Adams, MBA, is responsible for Trulife North Americaproduct management, public relations, and marketing...

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DC Direct

NAAOP: Fighting for O&P
By Michael J. Allen, CPO, FAAOP, President, NAAOP


Mike Allen, CPO, FAAOP, President, NAAOP The National Association for the Advancement of Orthotics and Prosthetics (NAAOP) is proud to be a part of the introductory issue of The O&P EDGE. Since our inception over 15 years ago, we have been on the...

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Cutting EDGE

Horton Achieves Technology Breakthrough


Kathy, a polio patient from Florida, Participated in clinical trials with orthotist last August. Gary Horton, CO, has accomplished what hundreds ofengineers around the world have tried to do-and failed. After eightyears of hard work, Horton and a...

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Leading EDGE

Measuring the Value of a Satellite Office
By Randy Schmitke, CPA, MBA


Randy Schmitke, CPA, MBA Have you ever been in a position to ask these questions: Should we keep that satellite office operating? Is it a profitable location? What is its value to us?

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Global View

New Latin American O&P Federation Formed
By Juan Carlos Camacho Gómez


Juan Carlos Camacho Gomez A historic meeting of Latin American orthotic and prosthetic organizations was held February 28-March 2 in San Salvador, El Salvador. The meeting included presidents and representatives of prosthetic and orthotic societi...

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Salute

Barr Foundation and TracerCad Aid Amputees


Tony Barr Fourteen amputees, mostly landmine victims, received prosthetic assistance during the second phase of the Barr Foundation's ongoing program in the Central American country of Honduras. An estimated 200,000 landmines are still active in...

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Salute

WRF Plans New P&O Programs


WRF The World Rehabilitation Fund (WRF) has recently launched an orthotic/prosthetic aid initiative in Kazakhstan, according to Anthony Staros, WRF senior consultant. "New possibilities exist for WRF, not only in the traditional geographic areas...

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Viewpoints

Welcome to the Premier Issue of the O&P EDGE


From the Editor: Miki Fairley With pride and enthusiasm, we present our premiere issue of The O&P EDGE! Thank you for your support and interest at the Academy meeting as we launched our new publication with an advance preview mini-magazine an...

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Perspective

Accredited Academic Programs in O&P - Key to the Future
By Edward S. Neuman, PhD, PE, CP


Edward S. Neumann, PhD, PE, CP The quality of today's accredited and candidate O&P degree and certificate programs may well determine the fate of the profession during the next twenty years. Will the graduates coming out of these programs have th...

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