10 Anniversary 2002-2012 - January 2012

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The Near Future of O&P
By Morgan Stanfield


"The single-most important thing to understand when we talk about the future of O&P is that clinicians need to stop seeing ourselves as giving people new limbs or braces; what we provide in reality is maximized function." -Dennis Clark, CPO Th...

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Young Turks: Where Are They Now?
By Miki Fairley


In December 2002, The O&P EDGE published an article about a few of the up-and-comers in the orthotics and prosthetics profession ("The Young Turks: How Are They Impacting O&P?" The O&P EDGE, www.oandp.com/articles/2002-12_02.asp ). As The O&P EDG...

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Feature

O&P 101: A Crash Course
By Laura Fonda Hochnadel


What associations serve the O&P profession, what do they do, and what does it mean for you? Quick question: If you were in an elevator talking to a recent O&P graduate who wanted to know the best way to impact policy at the national level, what wo...

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Perspective

Setting a New Standard
By David McGill


Over the last 40 years, the percentage of total healthcare spending as a percentage of the gross domestic product (GDP) has nearly tripled. In addition, a short-term spending spike will result from healthcare reform, with the Congressional Budget...

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Stepping Out

Considerations for Wound Healing
By Séamus Kennedy, BEng (Mech), CPed


Many O&P practitioners are directly involved in multi-specialty teams at wound care centers and diabetic clinics. Healing chronic wounds takes time, patience, skill, and a good deal of cooperation. The patients often present with complicating medi...

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Shop Talk

Fabricating Pediatric Orthoses: More than just Smaller Orthoses
By Tony Wickman, CTPO


I'm not a people person. I've always preferred the quiet companionship of a room full of tools, but children are another story. During my brief stint as a clinician, I enjoyed the diagnostics, the design, and even the interaction with other medica...

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Today’s Consumer

Carl Wardell: Living Life in Stride
By Laura Fonda Hochnadel


Photograph courtesy of Össur Americas. People have their own yardsticks for measuring milestones: completing a 5K, exceeding a sales goal, landing a whopper of a fish. Carl Wardell, 35, a left transfemoral amputee, experienced a milestone this pas...

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Looking Back, Looking Ahead

Our Changing Profession


In honor of our tenth anniversary, we are pleased to present Looking Back, Looking Ahead, a celebration of the past, the present, and the future—not only for The O&P EDGE, but also for a profession that is constantly evolving in response to an eve...

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Face to Face

Face to Face: Ulrike Entwistle, CFm, Juzo-Certified Fitter


A desire to help other breast cancer survivors was the guiding force that led Ulrike Entwistle to find her niche as a certified mastectomy fitter and Juzo fitter, and eventually open Heart Strings Breast Care & Women's Boutique, New Smyrna Beach,...

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Got FAQs?

Billing and Collections Q&A
By Lisa Lake-Salmon


Denials are difficult to identify and time-consuming to appeal. If you have a billing question or a question about a denial, "Got FAQs?" can help you sift through the confusion and get you the answers you need. This month's column addresses your q...

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Viewpoint

Are You Ready for a Party? We Are!
By Tonja Randolph


Ten years ago this month, Western Media LLC became an entity within the state of Colorado. Within four months, we launched the premier issue of The O&P EDGE at the Academy meeting in Orlando, Florida. We look forward to celebrating our anniversary...

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Online Exclusive

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Online Exclusive

Our Changing Profession


For the January issue of The O&P EDGE , we asked The O&P EDGE Editorial Advisory Board members the following question: What is the single most significant change you have seen in the O&P industry over the last ten years? Their responses provide...

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