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Underarm Bracing May Slow Scoliosis Progression in Adults

August 14th 2016

Content provided by The O&P EDGE

A study published online June 22 in the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation found that a custom-molded underarm lumbar-sacral orthosis (LSO) could be effective in slowing the progression rate of scoliosis in adults. The retrospective cohort study followed outpatients in two tertiary care…

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Meeting the Prosthetic Needs of Patients With Greater Body Mass

August 10th 2016

By Maria St. Louis-Sanchez
Content provided by The O&P EDGE

As O&P practitioners encounter more patients who are overweight, they need to be creative in finding solutions and may have to look beyond their preconceived notions about the patients' abilities. While treating patients who are larger can pose unique challenges,…

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Article Presents Literature Review of Exoskeleton Use in Post-stroke Gait Rehabilitation

August 7th 2016

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For patients who have had a stroke, powered robotic exoskeletons are a potential intervention for gait rehabilitation to enable repetitive walking practice, which maximizes neural recovery. As this is a relatively new technology for stroke, a pair of researchers from Canada conducted a scoping…

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Symmetry for Symmetry's Sake: A Beneficial Goal in Prosthetic Gait?

July 30th 2016

By Phil Stevens, MEd, CPO, FAAOP

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Nearly 30 years ago, authors David Winter, PhD, PEng, and Susan Sienko, BSc, challenged some fundamental assumptions associated with prosthetic gait that continue to this day. "Throughout all the amputee-related literature," they assert, "continuous references are made to…

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ABILITY Prosthetics and Orthotics Working on Some Team Building

July 25th 2016

The entire staff of ABILITY Prosthetics and Orthotics and their families enjoyed a fun night together away from work in a great team building event at Wild Island Coconut Bowl.

We love our patients and enjoying team building exercises like this one helps our staff at ABILITY Prosthetics and Orthotics…

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New Prosthetic Foot Technology

July 19th 2016

Here at ABILITY Prosthetics and Orthotics we always try to stay up with the latest technology for our patients. This is the new BioDapt - Versa Foot for snowboarding and/or skateboarding prosthetic foot.

The Versa Foot was specifically built to be a customizable performance sport foot for Above Knee and…

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NEW Microprocessor Partial Hand Prostheis

July 15th 2016

ABILITY Prosthetics and Orthotics is proud to showcase this amazing video of a working prosthetic microprocessor partial hand. This prosthetic hand is the first one to be done in Northern Nevada! 

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ABILITY Prosthetics and Orthotics is Proud to be Sponsoring "Driving Fore Diabetes"

July 10th 2016

Juvenile diabetes is a serious illness and ABILITY is proud to do their part to support the Nevada Diabetes Association, on July 10, in their goal to educate and improve the lives of those with diabetes.

The Nevada Diabetes Association will use this money to underwrite scholarships so they may…

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NAAOP Issues an O&P Call to Action

July 5th 2016

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The National Association for the Advancement of Orthotics and Prosthetics (NAAOP) released a webcast with an O&P call to action regarding S. 829, the Medicare Orthotics and Prosthetics Improvement Act of 2015, as follows.

NAAOP needs your help convincing your senators to cosponsor S.…

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ABILITY Prosthetics and Orthotics is now a BBB Accredited Business!

June 10th 2016

All of us at ABILITY Prosthetics and Orthotics are proud to announce that we have achieved Better Business Bureau Accreditation! As a BBB Accredited business, ABILITY Prosthetics and Orthotics has met BBB's Code of Businesses Practices and has agreed to maintain ethical business practices.

BBB's Accreditation program recognizes dependable businesses…

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