O&P News


The following articles appeared in the print edition of O&P NEWS.

Table of Contents
5 Questions With O&P News

A Conversation With Jon Batzdorff, CPO

Business News

The Business of Giving Back

CMS Finalizes Rule on Prior Authorization for DMEPOS Items

Understand Risk in Your Portfolio

Kenneth W. Rudzinski, CFP, CLU, ChFC, CRPC, CASL, CAP

Clinical News

Sock Thickness, Compression Changes With Normal Use For Amputees

Cover Story

More Than A Number

Health Care Updates

Motor control exercises may help reduce lower back pain

Intentional weight loss improves cognitive impairment

Mental disorders may be early risk factor for chronic pain in adolescents

New material holds potential for ‘smart wound dressing’

Weight increase in infants associated with type 1 diabetes

Study explores spinal cord stimulation to treat paralysis

Weight-loss surgery outcomes associated with vitamin D levels

Project improves self-control for people with cerebral palsy

Changes in skin disinfection, nontouch policies reduce neonatal infections

Diabetes, multimorbidity linked to difficult hospital-to-home transition

Acupuncture might reduce chronic pain in children

In the Field

Össur sets six world records, wins 17 medals at IPC World Championships

ReWalk secures line of credit up to $20 million for market building activities

College Park Industries returns as OPAF sponsor

VA issues national coverage policy for ReWalk exoskeleton systems

ABC donates $100,000 to Pedorthic Foundation

BionX completes round of Series E funding with $17 million

Nia Technologies formed to improve access to O&P for children in developing nations

Breg announces agreement with Premier

Hanger announces one appointment, two resignations from board of directors

Hanger Charitable Foundation awards $100,000 grant to Camp No Limits

Hanger Charitable Foundation awards ends year with five new grants

Hanger announces successful completion of senior notes consent solicitation

Friddle’s Orthopedic Appliances becomes OPIE integrated supplier

Noridian Healthcare Solutions awarded CMS DME Jurisdiction A contract

NUPOC announces online access to Capabilities archive

Mouth-operated mouse wins Thingiverse Assistive Technology Challenge

Ekso Bionics Holdings announces $15 million registered direct offering

Marketing with Mansfield

Spring Cleaning

Elizabeth Mansfield

O&P News 175 Perspectives

VIDEO: Reasons for optimism in O&P

VIDEO: Prosthetic advancements hold promise for O&P

VIDEO: LCD could negatively impact amputees, O&P practitioners

VIDEO: Transformation needed in O&P

VIDEO: O&P care restores quality of life

VIDEO: Microprocessor devices helping to advance field of O&P

VIDEO: O&P practitioners need to emphasize service

VIDEO: O&P education levels need standardization


‘Grandfather’ of OPAF Reflects on Changes in O&P Profession

Berry Craig

Rebuilding Lives

Walking the Runway: A ‘Bionic Model’ Takes Her Chance