Posts From February, 2009


Touch Bionics in US market 

Thursday, February 26, 2009 1:52:11 PM
Touch Bionics expands commitment to U.S. market Appointment of new regional manager follows launch of RACE, Partner programs Middletown, NY and Livingston, Scotland – November 12, 2008 – Touch Bionics, developer of the world’s first... read more

OT's Role During Training 

Thursday, February 26, 2009 1:19:11 PM
Vol. 12 •Issue 10 • Page 69  Prep Work Occupational therapists play a crucial role in preparing and adapting an upper extremity prosthesis. By Shawn Swanson, OTR/L, Diane Atkins, OTR, FISPO, and Laura Tingleaf, OTR In this two-part series,... read more

Crucial Collaboration 

Thursday, February 26, 2009 1:18:19 PM
Vol. 12 •Issue 5 • Page 65  Crucial Collaboration Prosthetists and occupational therapists can help people with UE amputations achieve excellent outcomes. By Shawn Swanson, OTR/L Nearly 40,000 people in the United States lose a limb each... read more

The OT and Prosthetics 

Thursday, February 26, 2009 1:17:20 PM
Vol. 22 •Issue 4 • Page 11 Hands onThe OT and Prosthetics PracticeBy Deborah Amini, MEd, OTR/L, CHTCasualties of the war in Iraq have created a growing number of young amputees who face the need to learn new ways to function in their daily ... read more

The Value of O&P 

Thursday, February 26, 2009 1:15:20 PM
Orthotics and prosthetics, often abbreviated as O&P, refer to limb braces and artificial body parts. The general public is usually quite oblivious to the O&P industry until a friend or relative is diagnosed with an orthopedic condition or... read more

Otto Bock HealthCare sets the standard high 

Wednesday, February 25, 2009 7:58:07 PM
Otto Bock HealthCare sets stance control standard high with E-MAG Active KAFO’s intelligent sensor system designed to learn user’s gait for immediate impact on mobility With the recent release of its E-MAG Active electronic stance control ... read more

Contra Costa's CARE connects parents 

Wednesday, February 25, 2009 12:57:30 PM
It's devastating to discover that your child — your perfect, chubby-cheeked baby — has a serious physical disability. But when you learn the condition is so rare that a phalanx of doctors is dumbstruck, you need the support of someone who has been... read more

Medicare to Reimburse for the Bioness L300 

Wednesday, February 25, 2009 12:54:51 PM
Medicare to Reimburse for the Bioness L300(TM) Foot Drop System for Spinal Cord Injury PRESS RELEASE VALENCIA, Calif., Dec 11, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Bioness Inc., a leading neuromodulation company, announced today that beginning January 1, 2009,... read more Partners With PrimeCare O&P Network 

Wednesday, February 25, 2009 12:49:59 PM is proud to announce the partnership with PrimeCare O&P Network based in Memphis Tennessee. We will be presenting and sponsoring the lunch programs at the PrimeFare West and East Conferences. Look for our us in the program schedule... read more

Amputees Tackle Congress and Insurance Companies 

Wednesday, February 25, 2009 11:46:57 AM
People assume that paying insurance premiums means insurance coverage for medically necessary care will be covered. Think again. Many amputees face the frightening reality that insurance companies can arbitrarily decide to limit or exclude coverage... read more
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