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How to Order Efficiently | Tips from Michael Shanks, Snell Prosthetics and Orthotics

Posted by SPS on Jun 29, 2020 8:54:40 AM

This week, we catch up with Michael Shanks, Purchasing / Inventory Supervisor at Snell Prosthetics and Orthotics. With over 5 years of experience purchasing for Snell P&O’s ten locations, Shanks has become highly effective at optimizing shipping lanes and maximizing efficiencies. We called up Shanks to see if he had tips to share for purchase managers and associates to keep their clinics well-stocked. 

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Topics: o&p, o&p industry, SPS Online Store, tips, Shipping

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SPS Check-in: Interview with Fillauer President, Traci Dralle

Posted by SPS on Jun 19, 2020 1:28:17 PM

SPS President Regina Weger interviews Traci Dralle, President of Fillauer and President-elect of the American Orthotic & Prosthetic Association (AOPA). In this episode, Traci discusses how Fillauer has navigated the pandemic, changes this year to the AOPA National Assembly, and new offerings to AOPA members.

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Topics: o&p industry, News, tips, SPS Check-in

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The IMPACT Study:  Impact of Time to Receipt of Prosthesis on Total Healthcare Costs 12 Months Post-amputation

Posted by SPS on Jun 8, 2020 8:33:53 AM

A study conducted by Hanger’s IMPACT series has been published in the American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. The study was conducted by Shane Wurdeman and Taavy Miller, members of Hanger Clinic’s Clinical and Scientific Affairs Department, along with researchers from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte’s Department of Health.

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Topics: o&p, o&p industry, News

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SPS Check-in: Interview with Snell P&O President, Frank Snell

Posted by SPS on May 26, 2020 1:15:51 PM

The fourth episode of the SPS Check-in is here! In this video, SPS President Regina Weger interviews the President of Snell P&O, Frank Snell, CPO, LPO, FAAOP. Frank describes his experience with running a business through the COVID-19 pandemic and lends words of encouragement for other O&P businesses struggling during this time.

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Topics: o&p industry, News, tips, SPS Check-in

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The Clinical Minute: ALPS Prosthetic Sleeves Overview

Posted by SPS on May 18, 2020 9:42:04 AM

In this episode, we will be covering ALPS' suspension and seal-in prosthetic sleeves. If you missed the previous video on ALPS Valve Integrated Pump (VIP), you can click here to watch. 

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Topics: o&p industry, tips, clinical services, the clinical minute

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The Clinical Minute: ALPS Valve Integrated Pump (VIP) Overview

Posted by SPS on May 7, 2020 8:56:50 AM

Today, we’re going to look at the Valve Integrated Pump (VIP) from ALPS. The VIP is a passive, one-way valve that draws air out of the socket using the user’s weight during heel strike and exhausts the air during swing phase. The VIP works with the patient’s movement to provide continuous total contact and even weight distribution.   

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Topics: o&p industry, tips, clinical services, the clinical minute

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SPS Check-in: Interview with VP of Procurement Eric Craig

Posted by SPS on May 6, 2020 12:52:44 PM

Welcome to another episode of the SPS Check-in! In this video, SPS President Regina Weger has a chat with our VP of Procurement Eric Craig. Eric shares his thoughts on managing the SPS supply chain during a pandemic and what customers can expect on the SPS Online Store.

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Topics: o&p industry, News, tips, SPS Check-in

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The Top 5 Fictional Limb Loss Icons from Film and Television

Posted by SPS on Apr 23, 2020 9:48:26 AM

In the U.S., there are 2 million individuals living with limb loss, and the number is expected to double by the year 2050. For a community that nearly rivals that of the state population of Nebraska, representation in film and television is severely lacking. The representation that does exist primarily portrays amputees as villains, like Peter Pan’s Captain Hook, or Kingsman’s Gazelle. 

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Topics: o&p industry, News, tips

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SPS Check-in: The CARES Act and What It Means for Your O&P Business

Posted by SPS on Apr 21, 2020 1:47:00 PM

The SPS Check-in is back! In this video, SPS President Regina Weger covers key points from the CARES Act and additional resources you can leverage for your O&P business.

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Topics: o&p industry, News, tips, SPS Check-in

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SPS Check-in: COVID-19 Update and CMS Changes

Posted by SPS on Apr 9, 2020 1:42:00 PM

Introducing the SPS Check-in! This series of short videos will help you stay informed on our business, the industry, and the regulatory environment. Watch our inaugural video, hosted by SPS President Regina Weger, to learn about the current state of SPS and the CMS regulatory changes impacting our industry. 

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Topics: o&p industry, News, tips, SPS Check-in

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