Through advocacy, research, and education, AOPA improves patient access to quality orthotic and prosthetic care.
Registration for the 2020 Virtual National Assembly is open! And, even though we won't be face-to-face, it will have it all...
- The best in business education and advanced clinical programming.
- A robust exhibit hall.
- Roundtable discussions with the most influential people in the profession.
- Fun events such as coffee breaks and live entertainment.
- The opportunity to earn a substantial amount of CE credits.
- An easy to use platform that is mobile, computer, and tablet responsive. Plus, access to training and a dedicated help desk.
- No travel required, saving you time and money.
You won't want to miss out, register today! https://www.aopanet.org/2020-aopa-national-assembly/registration-2020/ #AOPA2020
Hopefully you saw the announcement that in light of the impacts of COVID-19, we decided to publish 10 issues of the O&P Almanac in 2020, combining June/July and November/December. We did not reach this decision lightly, but it allows us to pass along the savings to members. Despite this change, you can still rely on the O&P Almanac to deliver quality content. The June/July issue is coming soon, but in the meantime we encourage you to visit our O&P bookshelf for archived issues from 2009 to the present. https://issuu.com/americanoandp/stacks
Definitely a #feelgoodfriday! Tony Hudgell, a five year old boy, whose legs were amputated after horrific abuse by his birth parents raises over £500,000 for the hospital where he was treated by walking 10km on prosthetic legs after being inspired by Captain Tom Moore. #prosthetics
Tony Hudgell, five, from Kent, had his legs amputated after being abused by his parents. He appeared on GMB today to reveal he has raised over £400,000 walking on his prosthetic legs.
Check out the latest from one of our Supplier Plus Partners Allard USA #opsupplierplus
In the following video, Director of Education and Clinical Support, Justi Appel, discusses the importance of product selection in getting the right AFO for a patient, as well as interface options.
Allard also offers AFOs that are boldly labeled ”Not-For-Resale”. These are designed to be used as initial assessment tools to evaluate functional improvement, patient acceptance and as a gauge to decide which Allard AFO will work best for the patient as well as what modifications will be necessary to optimize the patient’s gait pattern. Contact your District Manager today if you are interested in these Gait Assessment tools.
To learn more about our interface options, visit this link: https://www.allardusa.com/accessories-replacement-parts.html
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Looking to give back to O&P? Volunteer to Serve on a Committee or Workgroup. You can help plan the National Assembly, drive policy priorities, develop new initiatives for your fellow members, just to name a few. Don't miss this opportunity to make your mark on the profession, submit your application by June 30. https://aopa.wufoo.com/forms/w3bfmzo1oyzjrr/
AOPA is proud to stand alongside our sister organizations in the O&P profession in signing and supporting this statement. Naaop National Commission on Orthotic and Prosthetic Education (NCOPE) BOC International American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics
Statement from AOPA on Systematic Racism https://www.aopanet.org/2020/06/statement-from-aopa-on-systematic-racism/
June is #ScoliosisAwarenessMonth. How are you planning on spreading #awareness about #Scoliosis and the role O&P plays in treating it? #ScoliosisAwareness #SRS #ScoliosisAwarenessMonth2020
Amputee Coalition's youth camp is going virtual this summer. It is free for 10-17 years old living with limb loss or limb difference, 2-3 hours a day from July 6-11. Registration ends this Wednesday, June 3. https://www.amputee-coalition.org/events-programs/youth-camp/
amputee-coalition.org Every summer more than 100 kids with amputations travel to Ohio to spend a week together playing, learning, and growing. Register in January for this free camp.
This was not an easy decision, but the health and safety of our attendees, exhibitors, speakers, and staff are our top priority, AOPA has decided that the in-person 2020 National Assembly that was scheduled to take place September 9-12 in Las Vegas will instead be delivered virtually on the same dates.
AOPA is very excited about the opportunities that a Virtual National Assembly offers, it will be full of the same great content and networking opportunities that were planned had we been face-to-face. https://www.aopanet.org/2020-aopa-national-assembly/ #AOPA2020
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Taking care of your mental health is extremely important. #mentalhealthmonth
May is Mental Health Month. Read this personal story from Irene Blum about her experience with limb loss and mental health: https://www.amputee-coalition.org/limb-loss-and-mental-health/
This Memorial Day we honor and thank all the brave men and women who have given their lives serving our country. #memorialday
A very interesting and informative article on policies written by hospitals, insurers, and the government that don't require surgeons to consider limb-saving options before amputating causing an increase in amputations, particularly among poor, black Americans. https://features.propublica.org/diabetes-amputations/black-american-amputation-epidemic
features.propublica.org Black patients were losing limbs at triple the rate of others. The doctor put up billboards in the Mississippi Delta. Amputation Prevention Institute, they read. He could save their limbs, if it wasn’t too late.
Talk about giving back! “Being able to do that and show someone that there is life after amputation, it’s not the end of the world, no matter what you want to do, that’s the best part of my job I swear it,” said Nicole Grehn who lost her legs in 2015 and has since become a nurse.
Milwaukee woman who had both legs amputated helps save lives as a nurse:
In case you are in need of a #feelgoodfriday, we've got you covered. Jack O’Neil's mom decided to amputate his leg when it was apparent it was hurting rather than helping him. Now, at age 17, he’s a thriving triathlete. https://www.bicycling.com/culture/a32417291/jack-oneil-amputee-triathlon-mountain-biking/ #prosthetics
bicycling.com When it was clear that salvaging Jack O’Neil’s leg was hurting rather than helping him, his family made the ultimate call.
A very courageous and important message from a great friend and advocate of ours and all of O&P. Thank you for sharing, our thoughts are with you Peter.
A very personal message from NAAOP’s General Counsel Peter Thomas. Please continue to stay safe everyone during this time!
Love seeing the support our friends at OPAF and The First Clinics are providing the limb loss community during the pandemic. Amazing!
In this episode of our #VirtualFirst series, First Swim Instructor Mabio teaches the safest technique for entering and exiting a pool.
Check out the May O&P Almanac for ideas to keep cash flowing during the pandemic, best practices for treating pediatric patients with cerebral palsy, tips for improving communications with payors and referral sources, information on the development of the cTUG measurement instrument, and more. https://issuu.com/americanoandp/docs/5_-_may_final #prosthetics #orthotics
issuu.com The American Orthotic & Prosthetic Association (AOPA) - May 2020 O&P Almanac issue
It was such an honor to speak with Senator Tammy Duckworth during our 2020 Virtual Policy Forum this week. She is a true champion for O&P and those living with limb loss and limb difference. Thank you for all you do Senator.
AOPA thanks the more than 200 advocates who tuned in for yesterday’s 2020 Virtual Policy Forum. We’re grateful for the those who took the time to write their members of Congress and urged them to include language in the next COVID bill which would distinguish orthotists and prosthetists from suppliers of DME. We encourage those of you who were unable to attend yesterday to write your legislators. To do so visit www.aopavotes.org
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Couldn't agree more, great accomplishment and a great way to turn a negative into a positive.
AOPA has opened its annual call for volunteers and invites all employees of AOPA members to serve on a Committee and/or Workgroup. Build your network. Advance your career. Give back to the profession. Submit your application by June 30. https://www.aopanet.org/volunteer/
Thank you to Amputee Coalition for leading the limb loss and limb difference community during this Limb Loss and Limb Difference Awareness Month. We are living in very uncertain times but it was important to come together. #LLAM #limblossawareness
Friends, today marks the end of April and the sunset of this year's Limb Loss and Limb Difference Awareness Month.
We knew *this* LLAM would be unlike any other. Pivoting to support the limb loss and limb difference community through this challenging time, the Amputee Coalition would like to thank you for being strong and taking good care of one another.
LLAM ends today, but our providing resources, support, education, and information will not. We are with you on this journey, and grateful for your support and community.
If you need us, please don't hesitate to call 888-267-5669 x1. We're here for you.
We need your voice, register for the 2020 Virtual Policy Forum next Wednesday, May 6 at 1pm ET.
It is your opportunity to learn about the latest legislative and regulatory issues and how they will affect you, your business, and your patients so that you can educate members of Congress on the needs of the O&P profession. https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/1411536941216014604
Great information...the more you know! #orthosis
Orthosis is a more inclusive term than brace and reflects the development of devices and materials for dynamic control in addition to stabilization of the body. Learn more about what orthotists do: https://www.sciencedirect.com/topics/medicine-and-dentistry/orthosis
A little #motivationmonday from one of our members Knit-Rite who switched gears to make face masks during the pandemic. We love and appreciate it! What are others doing to lend a hand? Let us know.
kmbc.com Knit Rite's president says move helped keep many workers from being furloughed
Looking for tips to help manage during this pandemic? Join our friends OPAF and The First Clinics today at noon ET for one of their #VirtualFirsts.
Join us tomorrow at 12:00 pm EST on this page as we premiere our latest installment in our #VirtualFirst series. Tomorrow we are going to reveal 7 tips for coping during this pandemic. See you tomorrow! #Share #OPAF
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A big thank you to all our member's administrative professionals, we appreciate you. #administrativeprofessionalsday
April is Limb Loss and Limb Difference Awareness Month. How are you raising awareness about what it is like to live with limb loss and limb difference? One way is to post these graphics developed by the Amputee Coalition on your social media. #LLAM #Limblossawareness
We may not be able to come together in DC, but we aren't going to let that stop us from having our voices heard. Join us May 6 at 1pm ET for our 2020 Virtual Policy Forum. https://www.aopanet.org/legislative-regulatory/2020-policy-forum/
A message from the O&P profession: We Stand United To Serve. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IILGAk_dCSk #orthotics #prosthetics #covid19
Check out the latest from one of our Supplier Plus Partners Allard USA. #opsupplierplus
Are you looking for a way to help control tight hip adductors at night? The MultiMotion™ Dynamic Hip Abduction System will help to position an individuals leg in an optimal position that will stabilize the hip joint. The adductors will be stretched by slow elongation using low load prolonged stretch principles and can be locked and unlocked in a desired position.
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