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The Clinical Minute: OCSI Guardian Brace Sport Elite Combo REHABILITATOR®
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The Clinical Minute: OCSI Guardian Brace Sport Elite Combo REHABILITATOR®

Welcome to The Clinical Minute! In this episode, Senior Clinical Education Specialist Liz Hillen, M.Ed., CPO, LPO, introduces the Sport Elite Combo REHABILITATOR® by OCSI Guardian Brace.

The Clinical Minute: OCSI SoftPro, DynaPro, AirPro, and OrthoPro Overview
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The Clinical Minute: OCSI SoftPro, DynaPro, AirPro, and OrthoPro Overview

Senior Clinical Education Specialist Liz Hillen, M.Ed., CPO, LPO, is back for another episode of The Clinical Minute to cover four key product lines from Ongoing Care Solutions, Inc. (OCSI). 

I Want To Put SleevSaver in the Hands of Every Amputee
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I Want To Put SleevSaver in the Hands of Every Amputee

"Life is what happens while you're busy making other plans." 

I heard this saying before but never gave it much thought until a fateful summer day in 2002. I was working on setting up an Intelligent Transport System highway work zone on I-94 in Detroit, Michigan, when a motorist driving at 80 mph crashed into me. The accident caused me to have bilateral below-knee amputations, and unfortunately, one of my coworkers lost their life at the crash site. 

Handling Missed Appointments with John Brinkmann, MA, CPO/L, FAAOP(D)
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Handling Missed Appointments with John Brinkmann, MA, CPO/L, FAAOP(D)

Patients missing appointments are a frustrating component of any clinician’s work week that can significantly hinder patient outcomes. In this O&P Check-in: an SPS Podcast interview, we had the pleasure of speaking with Northwestern Medicine Associate Professor John Brinkmann, MA, CPO/L, FAAOP(D) to understand why missed appointments occur and the strategies clinicians can use to address them.    

The Clinical Minute: What is the Lymphedema Treatment Act?
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The Clinical Minute: What is the Lymphedema Treatment Act?

Senior Clinical Education Specialist Liz Hillen, M.Ed., CPO, LPO, is back to provide a quick overview of the Lymphedema Treatment Act. 

SPS Announces Recipients of 2024 O&P Student Scholarships
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SPS Announces Recipients of 2024 O&P Student Scholarships

Alpharetta, GA — SPS, the leading U.S. distributor of orthotic and prosthetic (O&P) products, is pleased to announce three recipients of its 2024 SPS O&P Scholarships. The scholarships are given to promising students pursuing a career in the O&P industry, and this year, SPS has selected the following outstanding future industry leaders: 

Unlocking Enhanced Mobility: The Taleo Adjust and Quickchange Adapter
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Unlocking Enhanced Mobility: The Taleo Adjust and Quickchange Adapter

In the world of prosthetic componentry, innovation isn't just about function; it's about empowerment. For individuals navigating the complexities of daily life with a prosthetic limb, having the right tools can make all the difference. That's where Ottobock products like the Taleo Adjust and Quickchange Adapter come into play, creating a dynamic duo that amplifies freedom, flexibility, and comfort for active users looking to amplify their possibilities in daily life and beyond.

New Medicare coverage for lymphedema compression garments
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New Medicare coverage for lymphedema compression garments

The recent enactment of the Lymphedema Treatment Act (LTA) by Congress in late 2022 mandates Medicare coverage of supply items for lymphedema patients encompassing compression garments and bandaging supplies, with coverage starting on January 1, 2024. Since the inception of the LTA in 2010, the medi® team has played a pivotal role in the passage of the bill and advising the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) through the United States Medical Compression Advocacy group to formulate coverage and fee schedules. 

What is the Starfish TMR Procedure? An Interview with Dr. Bryan Loeffler, OrthoCarolina
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What is the Starfish TMR Procedure? An Interview with Dr. Bryan Loeffler, OrthoCarolina

The pioneering surgical procedure, Targeted Muscle Reinnervation, made its debut in 2002. Since then, the procedure has adapted to treat a variety of upper and lower limb patients at the time of amputation or post amputation. One such adaptation is the Starfish Procedure developed by Dr. Bryan Loeffler and Dr. Glenn Gaston at OrthoCarolina. 

The Clinical Minute: Knit-Rite Torso-Interface Line Overview
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The Clinical Minute: Knit-Rite Torso-Interface Line Overview

In this episode of The Clinical Minute! Senior Clinical Education Specialist Liz Hillen, M.Ed., CPO, LPO, explore a clinical solution that prioritizes comfort and compliance for patients who require a spinal orthosis—the Torso-Interface by Knit-Rite.