ESPY Awards: Triumphs over Disability - October 2005

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Lead, Follow, or Get Out of the Way: Leadership vs. Management in O&P
By Judith Philipps Otto


Consult any Internet search engine: Enter the word “Leadership” and you’ll quickly discover that there is no shortage of self-proclaimed experts.

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Feature

You Can’t Manage It If You Can’t Measure It
By Michael Alter


They say what you don’t know won’t hurt you, but nothing could be further from the truth when you run a small business.

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Feature

O&P Pioneer: Ivan Long, CP(E) Horse Trainer Turned Prosthetist
By Sherry Metzger, MS


Recognized as a legendary pioneer, Ivan Long, CP(E)began his distinguished career in the orthotics and prostheticsfield in a saddle shop. The leatherwork he did as a horse trainerled to an interest in orthotics manufacturing. An interestheightened...

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Salute!

Heroes Take Opportunity for Call to Action
By Meredy Fullen


In the O&P industry, there is no shortage of individuals who can offer us inspiration; they are all around us.

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Salute

Flying High with Marlon Shirley
By Meredy Fullen


2005 ESPY - Best Male Athlete with a Disability Across the room Marlon Shirley works the crowdlike a pro. In conversation, he shifts his weight from side toside, glancing around the room, making it difficult to tell if heis into the discussion. H...

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Industry Leader

Sarah Reinertsen: No Moment or Motion Wasted
By Jodi Mills


In the hopes of encouraging Americans to get movingand get in shape, the average person in the United States is beingprodded to reach the goal of walking 10,000 steps a day. To tracktheir progress, people are persuaded to buy a pedometer, a device...

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Sports

Disabled Sailors Compete in Transpacific Yacht Race
By Sherry Metzger, MS


The whole team (from left) Urban Miyares, Jim Halverson, Josh Ross (back row) Jeff Reinhold, Kevin Wixom, and Scott Meade. Photos courtesy of Kevin Wixom. In July, skilled mariners sailed across thePacific from Los Angeles, California, to Honolulu...

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Shop Talk

How to Achieve Repeatable Success with Laminations
By Ronnie N. Graves, RTP, LPO, BOCO


Almost all technicians have a favorite way of laminating every type of device you can think of, but can they always remember what they did eight months ago?

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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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Profile

Dale Wilson


Dale Wilson OPGA/POINT Waterloo, Iowa Why did you decide to go intoO&P? I wanted to be part of a helping profession. What are your favorite sports?

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Perspective

MS Degree Research Faces Challenges
By Edward S. Neumann, PhD, PE, CP


The new masters programs in O&P create both anopportunity and a challenge. The opportunity lies in therequirement that students in the programs must undertake andcomplete a research thesis in order to graduate. At last, there isan opportunity for...

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Viewpoint

From the Editor: Leadership—What Is It?


There is no contest between thecompany that buys the grudging compliance of its workforce and thecompany that enjoys the enterprising participation of itsemployees --Ricardo Sempler, owner of Semco Inc. What makes a good leader? What is this elusi...

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