Kids Count! Child-Friendly Facilitly Design - April 2004

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Kids Count! Designing a Child-Friendly Facility
By Judith Phillips Otto


How do you appeal to pint-sized patients and keep them smiling throughout their visits? Some facility owners with a sizeable pediatric caseload tell how they do it.

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Feature

Practitioners Need Rapport with Kids
By Judith Phillips Otto


The LeapFrog Learning Table (right) is the perfect height to evaluate patients age nine months-two and a half years in double support stance, while children ages three-seven are seen at the larger table and chairs (left). An assortment of "active...

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Feature

Coaching Athletes with Disabilities: A 12-Step Program
By Robert Gailey, Phd, PT


Clinicians such as physical therapistsand prosthetists often find themselves coaching early in therehabilitation process as the amputee or any athlete with adisability is preparing to return to athletics. One of the most common obstacles for the a...

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Feature

Who Should Lead the Rehab Team?
By Judith Philipps Otto


Should the rehabilitation team leaderbe a physiatrist? Other physician specialist?Prosthetist/orthotist? Nurse?

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Today's Consumer

Myo Arm Opens New Vistas


“I was scared at first, because I thought that I would need surgery to use a myoelectric arm. It’s really cool. I can now do more things for myself, like holding a cup and pouring myself a glass of water, and I am excited to go to college and study sign language.”

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Creature Care

Horses and Dogs Find a Friend at Equine Prosthetics
By Miki Fairley


When Deborah Galt, a licensedveterinary technician, first saw Thor, it seemed likely the statelythoroughbred would have to be put down. Thor, who was supposedly being cared for by a horse rescue group,had been standing in a bare lot in weather con...

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Got FAQs?

Got FAQs?
By Lisa Lake-Salmon


The future of your practice depends onknowledgeable billing and collection information. Understanding thefull aspect of billing guidelines and procedures will effectivelyincrease your reimbursement. This informative column will helpproviders and t...

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DC Direct

HIPAA Security and the Organizational Safeguards
By Jay Masci, PMP


In the last article, we covered the Security Rulestandards categories of administrative safeguards, physicalsafeguards, and technical safeguards. These categories are includedin Security Rule final rules and regulations, Appendix A, SecurityStanda...

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Innovations

Newport JR Hip Orthoses: Early Intervention Aids Joint Alignment
By Dulcey Lima, CO, OTR/L, Deanna Fish, MS, CPO


Dulcey Lima, CO, OTR/L The Newport JR Hip Orthosis was designed torestore and maintain joint alignment to produce improved mechanicsand effective alignment of the hip structures. Early interventionis most effective when the child is actively grow...

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Profile

Rodney Cook


O/P Technician Hanger Prosthetics & Orthotics Baton Rouge, Louisiana Are you satisfied w/the career choicesyou've made? Why or why not? I'm very satisfied--it feels great when I see a smileon the faces of people I've helped.

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Perspective

Insurance Cuts, Costs: Who's Responsible?
By Ralph W. Nobbe, CPO


I recently went through the rather painful process of reviewingour company health insurance benefits and obtaining quotes forreplacement (cheaper/less expensive) policies. We just got hit withthe third double-digit premium increase in the past 18...

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Letters

Therapy Skills Too Complex To Combine
By Denise D. Shalonis, MS, OTR/L


I am an occupational therapist in New Jersey and just finishedreading Jeffrey M. Arnette's article on combining occupationaltherapy and physical therapy as one animal [" NewProfessional Standards To Enter O&P: A Plan ," February2004]. Although I c...

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Viewpoints

From the Editor: Giving Children Wings
By Miki Fairley


There are only two lasting bequests wecan hope to give our children. One is roots; the other,wings. --Hodding Carter, journalist and Pulitzer Prize winner.

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