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Manage Residual Limb Volume Changes Using ALPS Prosthetic Socks

Posted by ALPS on Nov 29, 2021 10:15:09 AM

Being able to manage volume variations in the residual limb adequately is essential for comfortably and safely wearing a prosthesis.

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Topics: o&p, o&p industry, sponsored, product feature, ALPS

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How to Select Footwear for Patients Wearing AFOs | APEX

Posted by Apex on Nov 15, 2021 9:57:07 AM

It can be tricky to find the perfect pair of shoes that will work with your patient's ankle foot orthosis, or AFOs. That's why Apex Shoes has put together this guide for selecting footwear for your patients. Whether you're looking for a shoe that is designed to accommodate a custom AFO for a specific condition, or you just need something that is a little better fitting for their current AFO, this guide can help.

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Topics: o&p, o&p industry, sponsored, product feature, AFO, Apex

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The Clinical Minute: Elevate Dynamics AFO1 Glide

Posted by SPS on Oct 18, 2021 9:34:13 AM

Welcome to The Clinical Minute, where we provide short overviews of orthotic and prosthetic devices. In this segment, Clinical Consultant Liz Hillen, M.Ed., CPO, LPO, provides a detailed look at Elevate Dynamics' AFO1 Glide.

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

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Roxy & Maliboo Encourages Children To Gain Confidence Despite Differences

Posted by SPS on Oct 13, 2021 8:00:00 AM

Books that feature disabled main characters are few and far between. The Cooperative Children’s Book Center conducted a study in 2019 to explore the prevalence of diversity in children’s and YA books and found only 3.4% of children’s books have a disabled main character. According to the CDC, 26% of Americans are living with disabilities.

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Blending Teams: Benefits of Improving Communication Across Departments

Posted by SPS on Oct 1, 2021 11:19:00 AM

Cross-departmental communication is an aspect of business that is generally perceived as important, but it’s often overshadowed by more pressing day-to-day operations. Perhaps it is the abstract nature of the problem that makes it a troublesome issue to tackle. Where should a manager begin to address communication challenges? What is the most effective way to handle the blending of personalities and communication styles?

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Topics: o&p, o&p industry, Xpress, interviews, education

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The Clinical Minute: Steeper USA’s Myo Kinisi Hand

Posted by SPS on Sep 17, 2021 11:47:17 AM

Sam Brouillette, CP, CFo and Manager of Clinical Education is back to provide a quick overview of Steeper USA’s Myo Kinisi hand.

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

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What to Look for When Choosing the Best Shoes for Diabetics

Posted by SPS on Aug 17, 2021 10:18:18 AM

Diabetes is a serious issue that creates challenges in many aspects of life.

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SPS Check-in: Discussion on Backorders and Manufacturer Supply Chain Challenges

Posted by SPS on Aug 3, 2021 10:36:52 AM

The SPS Check-in is back for a 10th episode. Vice President of Operations Coleson Chase interviews Director of Procurement Matt Penn about recent upsets to the supply chain. They discuss current supply chain challenges for our supplier partners as well as ways in which SPS is mitigating these challenges for customers.

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

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From Paré to Prosthesis: Exploring Modern Innovation in O&P

Posted by SPS on Jul 1, 2021 9:11:00 AM

In the 16th century, conventional wisdom for treating patients with bullet wounds abided by the Galenic system, which was dedicated to theory rather than empirical knowledge. The lack of clinical evidence led to painful treatment of bullet wounds as gunpowder was assumed to be poisonous to the body. To nullify the poison, boiling oil was poured into the wound.

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5 Reasons to Join an O&P Professional Association

Posted by SPS on Jun 30, 2021 9:00:00 AM

A sense of community plays an important role on our mental and physical health. This topic has been studied extensively since the 80s, with interesting findings ranging from reducing disease recovery time to improving longevity by 50%. Every new finding highlights the importance of taking stock of the communities you belong to, or identifying communities you would like to join.

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Topics: o&p, o&p industry, conference

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