Physiatry: The Medical Rehabilitation Specialty - May 2003

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O&P Research: A Question of Quality—or Quantity?
By Judith Otto


Research requires three factors: expertise, time, and money.

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Association Spotlight

Academy Meeting Focuses on Best, Latest in O&P
By Miki Fairley


“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire"

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Children’s Prosthetic Systems
By William J. Hanson, MS, Steve Mandacina, CP, FAAOP


Microprocessor Technology Opens the Door to Success

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Upper-Extremity Patient Care: Personal Visions
By Judith Otto


The panelists: Randall Alley, BSc, CP, FAAOP , is the head ofClinical Research and Business Development for Hanger's UpperExtremity Prosthetic Program. He is the Academy's Upper LimbProsthetic Society Chair and an international lecturer andconsul...

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Global View

Project to Aid Scoliosis Patients in Developing Countries
By Keira Lonergan and Joyce Tan


A seminar on a new technology to help scoliosispatients in developing countries will be presented May 19-23 at DonBosco University in El Salvador. The scoliosis project wasdeveloped by students from the Illinois Institute of Technology incollabora...

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DC Direct

Here Comes HIPAA Security
By Jay Masci


So you just finished your Privacy Rule complianceeffort and are finalizing your Electronic Transaction and Code Settesting and now you hear rumors about the HIPAA Security Rule beingfinalized. Is it true? Yes.

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Today's Consumer

Youngster Enjoys His Favorite Sports


Spencer Messecar is an energetic, happy, outgoing11-year-old who loves sports--especially skiing. He's alsoenthusiastic about swimming and golf, a sport his father alsoloves. In school, one of his favorite subjects is science.

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Stepping Out

Pedorthics Program Helps Fulfill Teen’s Wish
By Doreen White


Adam Dunaway. Photos courtesy of René Bowen. Fourteen-year-old Adam Dunaway has dreams thatcome true.

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Innovations

SMART Device Provides New-Found Freedom
By Mendal Slack, BSc, CO


A youngster enjoys the freedom and mobility provided by the SMART Walker™ For some children with cerebral palsy, walking maybe delayed for years or may never happen without proper therapeuticand orthotic intervention. These children usually prese...

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Jim Russ Honored at Roast & Toast
By Doug Richardson, CO


Jim Russ, CO, thoroughly enjoys an animated remark from speaker Paul De La Torre, CPO. Seated to the right of the speaker are Tony Staros and Richard Lehneis, PhD, CPO. Jim Russ, CO, was honored at a "Roast & Toast"March 7-8 at Mary Free Bed Hospi...

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Profiles

Dale Perkins, CPO


Rehab Systems Inc. Coyote Design Inc. Twin Falls, Idaho How long have you worked inO&P?

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Perspective

Neg Reg: We Have Met the Enemy, and It Is Us!
By Anthony T. Barr


(Editor's note: The sections in bold type below provideadditional information from Anthony "Tony" Barr not included in theprint issue due to space limitations.) As many of the 21 members and 21 alternate membersappointed to the Negotiated Rulemak...

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Viewpoints

From The Editor
By Miki Fairley


As our feature article on physiatry shows,involving the entire rehabilitation team in patient care canoptimize outcomes. The Association of Children's Prosthetic-Orthotic Clinics(ACPOC), an organization that focuses on the team approach for theben...

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Feature

Physiatry: The Medical Rehabilitation Specialty
By Miki Fairley


Physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) "is often called the ‘quality-of-life' profession because its aim is to restore optimal patient functioning…"

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