Liner Choices Create Comfort - January 2005

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Liner Choices Create Comfort
By Miki Fairley


Comfort and more control can equal more mobility and confidence for lower-limb amputees.

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Prosthetist Inventor Seeks Solutions
By Miki Fairley


Stan Patterson, CP, of Prosthetic & OrthoticAssociates, Orlando, Florida, loves a challengeto see a problem andinvent a solution. In fact, besides his clinical practice,Patterson and two partners operate Conundrum Research Labs inOrlando, in which...

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Feature

To Sock or Not To Sock?
By Raymond Francis, CP


Is applying sock after sock after sock really the best way of adapting to volume change?

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Global View

Amputee Walks Over 1,500 Miles in US for Positive Message


Julio Montoya, whose right leg was amputated below the knee dueto a landmine explosion in the jungles of Peru, could be called a"walking machine." Instead of overwhelming him, this personal tragedy made himdecide to begin walking journeys with fiv...

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Salute

Cousin Doesn’t Give Up; Finds Help for Amputee
By Jodi Mills


Whatever your connection with the field of O&P,you are bound to come across many people that inspire you and touchyour heart. Recently such a person and her family crossed our pathhere at The O&P EDGE . Her story isnt necessarily outof the ordinar...

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Salute

Acts of Kindness Lead to Hope and Help
By Meredy Fullen


A brief history of the Barr Foundation.

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Global View

Project Hope Belize—A Dream Realized
By Robbie Jackson


"The 'spirit of the start' is the most marvelousmoment at any time for anything, because in the START lies the seedfor all things that must follow." - Louis Khan,architect Belize, Central America, 2004 Anyone who has ever attempted to start from...

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Sports

Amputee Bicycling: Great for Body and Mind
By Bruce Hibbett


Many new amputees are under the mistaken impressionthat the loss of their limb means the loss of mobility and asedentary lifestyle. However, statistics show that most amputeesare able to return to a level of activity they had before theamputation...

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Sports

Latvia Forms Amputee Ice Hockey Team


Latvia may soon have its own national standing amputee icehockey team after a recent demonstration of the international teamplaying against Latvia's professional Zemgale team. The event wasthe first of its kind in Latvia and signals another step c...

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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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Association Spotlight

PFA Symposium Presents High-Quality Sessions
By Miki Fairley


Fighting sultry heat, humidity, fierce wind andrain, dodging hostile vegetation and poisonous snakes, pullingdozens of bloodsucking leeches off arms and legs, rappelling downsteep cliffs, climbing up mountainsides, crossing deep canyonshanging on...

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Association Spotlight

AOPA Releases Latest Statistics


The American Orthotic & Prosthetic Association (AOPA) hasreleased the latest O&P industry statistics in the 2004 AOPA Operating Performance and Compensation (OPC) Report ,giving O&P facilities new benchmarks for evaluating andidentifying opportuni...

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Association Spotlight

TSA To Retrain Airport Screeners


To help insure safe and comfortable travel for persons with limbloss, the ACA has been working closely with the TransportationSecurity Administration (TSA) to establish new screening guidelinesand standards that protect and respect the rights of a...

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Profile

Billinda Newton, RTP


Billinda Newton, RTP Faith P&O Services Inc. Concord, North Carolina   What is the best advice you've everreceived? "Your past is not your destiny." What do you like best aboutO&P?

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Perspective

How Do We Turn the Tide in O&P Research and Education?
By Christopher F. Hovorka, MS, CPO


As a student of orthotics and prosthetics(O&P) in the late 1980s and early 1990s, it became readilyapparent to me that there was a stark limitation in the researchbase. Only a paucity of evidence supported the orthosis/prosthesisdesigns and patien...

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Viewpoints

From the Editor: Giving to Others Brings Joy
By Miki Fairley


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