Editor’s note: This is the second article in a three-part series on the history of Hanger Inc. To see the first, click here. In the late 1800s and early 1900s, wartime created a need for more and better prostheses. After…
Month: February 2018
Overcome Five Common ‘Myths’ to Alleviate Financial Pressure
Common misconceptions among O&P facility owners can hinder rather than help.
3-D Printing, Disruptive Technologies and Reimbursement
Editor’s note: The following Guest Commentary is a response to the story “Disruptive and Constructive: 3-D Printed O&P Devices Gain Momentum” in the Spring 2015 issue of O&P Business News. The phenomenon of 3-D printing is certainly a technology that…
Robot Control Theory, Virtual Constraints Enable Responsive Powered Prosthesis
Researchers have applied robot control theory and virtual constraints that enable powered prostheses to respond to a wearer’s environment and match the motion of the person as they walk. Experiments with this strategy have shown that amputees wearing the robotic…
Remember the Alamo(de)
Lesser known “holidays” are a great opportunity to celebrate an O&P facility.
License to Care
Pushback against changes to licensure standards shows the complexity of an issue affecting O&P practitioners.
Having a Ball
U.S. Junior Wheelchair Tennis champ Conner Stroud refuses to let disability outpace his dreams.
BYOB: Using Social Media to ‘Better Your O&P Business’
O&P patients talk about their care. The use of social media could determine what they say.
A Conversation With Thomas Karolewski, MA, CP/L, FAAOP
In this issue, O&P News poses five questions to Thomas Karolewski, MA, CP/L, FAAOP. Karolewski is supervisor of the Orthotics and Prosthetics Clinic at Hines VA hospital where he also serves as the residency director for the orthotics and prosthetics…
Moving Toward Patient-centered Care Could Improve Clinical Outcomes
Patients want health care providers to listen, educate and keep them involved, researchers find.