Endeavor Games Hosts Amputee Soldiers - August 2005

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Returning Upper-Extremity Amputees to Work
By Sandra Fletchall, FAOTA, OTR/L, CHT, MPA


As those who work in amputee healthcare fields agree, there is much more to rehabilitation than fitting an amputee with the appropriate device.

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Feature

ACA’s Paddy Rossbach,RN: Consumer Expert Airs Views
By Miki Fairley


Paddy Rossbach, RN, president and CEO of the AmputeeCoalition of America (ACA) knows what to look for in aprosthetist. As a registered nurse, Rossbach is familiar withthe healthcare arena, and since 1984 she has specialized ineducating, supporting...

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Feature

Service Dog Offers Alternative, Aids Child with CP
By Rachel Monserrate


For four-year-old Lucas Carlson, using a walker orcrutches was a part of his daily routine. That is, until he met hisservice dog, Balto. Lucas has cerebral palsy, and he has previouslyrelied on walkers and crutches to help him balance while he wal...

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Sports

Endeavor Games Hosts Amputee Soldiers


More than 20 soldiers wounded in Iraq andAfghanistan and their family members were special guests at thesixth annual Endeavor Games June 9-12 in Edmond,Oklahoma. Competitors at the Endeavor Games. Photo courtesy of Hanger Prosthetics & Orthotics.

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Cutting Edge

Competition Adds Zest, Health Benefits for Disabled
By Sherry Metzger, MS


Several studies have shown beneficial effects ofphysical activity on  cardio-respiratoryhealth and psychological wellness in able-bodied  persons. The overall benefits of exercise are nowwidely accepted. However, only recentlyhave studies includ...

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Sports

Amputees Across America Bicycling Odyssey on Road Again, Fourth Year
By Lisa Watkins


With the number of amputees increasing nationwidedue to an epidemic of diabetes, as well as injuries to US armedforces, three amputees are determined to show the nation thatphysical disabilities don't have to stop individuals from livinglife to th...

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DC Direct

O&P Goes to Washington
By Meredy Fullen


In Frank Capra's 1939 blockbuster hit Mr. Smith Goesto Washington, Jefferson Smith, played by Jimmy Stewart, is sent toWashington, DC, to fill out the term of a deceased senator.Idealistic and naïvely sure of the honesty of his fellowcongressmen,...

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Sports

AmpuTeam Basketball Benefits Both Function and Funds


AmpuTeam A charity basketball game between the AmpuTeamSpartans and the Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Departmentof Providence Hospital & Medical Center, Southfield, Michigan,raised $1,046 for the department's Special Equipment Fund. The fund...

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Industry Leader

Jeff Kingsley: Family Commitment Leads to O&P Devotion
By Jodi Mills


A graduate of the University of Southern California(USC) in 1978, Jeffry G. Kingsley had a wide array of choices forhis career path. When his  grandfather, Kenneth C.

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Today's Consumer

Bob Wilson Reaches Out
By Meredy Fullen


Robert C. "Bob" Wilson, who was rendered abilateral transtibial amputee in a 1974 accident aboard theaircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk, could be perceived as being asalty, curt, and outspoken character. While these may well be validand typical trait...

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Shop Talk

Outside-the-Box Solutions for Low-Cost Shop Equipment
By Craig MacKenzie, CP, RTP(c)


Craig MacKenzie, CP, RTP(c) Expensive does not always mean better. EdPatterson, who works at Velocity Labs, Orlando, Florida, wascleaning the dishes one night and noticed that a frying pan and avacuum-pulling platen have the same shape. Most peop...

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Got FAQs?

Got FAQs?
By Lisa Lake-Salmon


The future of your practice depends on knowledgeablebilling and collection information. Understanding the full aspectof billing guidelines and procedures will effectively increase yourreimbursement. This informative column will help providers andt...

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Profile

Philip R. Pincince, CO


Philip R. Pincince, CO Capital Orthotics & Prosthetics LLC Concord, New Hampshire What is your most memorable workexperience? Working with children in the O&P field.

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Perspective

Increasing Access to Prosthetics: A Beginner's Solution
By David McGill, Chairman of the Board, Amputee Coalition of America (ACA)


" In the beginner's mind there are manypossibilities, but in the expert's there are few."- ShunryuSuzuki David McGill In case you're wondering, this is not a complimentto experts. I have spent the last decade of my life performingresearch, dr...

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Viewpoints

From the Editor: Work—It's More than a Job
By Miki Fairley


For many people, their work is more than just apractical means of buying groceries, paying the mortgage, andproviding other necessities of life. It also helps define theiridentity as individuals and their contribution to society.Self-respect and s...

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