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SPS Check-in: Jamie Seabold Interviews FabCo’s Nick Gambill and Amputee Associates’ Zach Weber

Posted by SPS on Dec 17, 2020 1:16:20 PM

Welcome to the 8th episode of The SPS Check-in. In this video, SPS Director of Sales Jamie Seabold interviews FabCo Prosthetic Design's Director of Fabrication Nick Gambill, CTP, and Amputee Associates’ VP Clinical Operations Zach Weber, CP.

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SPS Check-in: Interview with Blatchford VP Ben Auzenne

Posted by SPS on Nov 20, 2020 3:35:41 PM

Welcome to the 7th episode of the SPS Check-in. In this video, SPS President Regina Weger interviews Blatchford’s VP of Sales & Marketing Ben Auzenne. In this interview, Ben discusses the current regulatory changes impacting the industry, his experience joining the Blatchford team during a pandemic, and the concept of “Biomimetic Design.”

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OASIS 1: Retrospective Analysis of Four Different Microprocessor Knee Types

Posted by SPS on Nov 5, 2020 11:06:13 AM

A study conducted by Hanger’s Outcomes, ASsessment and DISsemination (OASIS) series exploring the effectiveness of a variety of orthotic and prosthetic components across different patient groups has been published in the Journal of Rehabilitation and Assistive Technologies Engineering (RATE). The study was conducted by James Campbell, PhD, Phillip Stevens, MEd., and Shane Wurdeman, PhD.

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SPS Check-in: Interview with Hanger President and CEO Vinit Asar

Posted by SPS on Oct 14, 2020 10:16:53 AM

Welcome to the 6th episode of the SPS Check-in. In this video, SPS President Regina Weger discusses the important topic of diversity and inclusion with Hanger President and CEO Vinit Asar. In this discussion, Vinit and Regina discuss Hanger’s Diversity and Inclusion Pledge, and expound on the tangible actions that can be taken to enact meaningful change against racism and inequality, to in turn, create a more inclusive profession.

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IMPACT 2:  The Role of Earlier Receipt of a Lower Limb Prosthesis on Emergency Department Utilization

Posted by SPS on Oct 13, 2020 3:00:28 PM

A study conducted by Hanger’s IMPACT series exploring the impact of receipt of a prosthesis on overall healthcare utilization has been published in PM&R, the Journal of Injury, Function and Rehabilitation. The study was conducted by Shane Wurdeman, PhD, CP, FAAOP (D), and Taavy Miller, PhD, CPO, 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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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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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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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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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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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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