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Burst Fractures and Orthoses

Jared Howell, MS, CPO, LPO

March 10, 2015

What is a burst fracture and how is it treated orthotically?   Read More

Three Purposes for Spinal Orthoses

Jared Howell, MS, CPO, LPO

March 3, 2015

What do spinal orthoses do to assist patients?   Read More

Balance Control: Troubleshooting for the Patient with a Prosthetic Limb

John Rheinstein, CP, FAAOP

November 26, 2014

Any insights on a patient that stands with most of his weight on the heel of his foot and loses balance backwards frequently? Are there adjustments that can be done?   Read More

Insurance Coverage of Prosthetic Limbs

John Rheinstein, CP, FAAOP

October 29, 2014

Does insurance pay for more than one limb at a time? How often are you able to get a new one?   Read More

The Right Time for a Prosthetic Limb

John Rheinstein, CP, FAAOP

September 24, 2014

At what point are patients getting their first prosthetic limb? Are there any limitations or precautions for exercise and balance training?   Read More

Prosthetic Care: Referring Back to the Prosthetist

John Rheinstein, CP, FAAOP

August 27, 2014

If we are adding socks to a patient and encounter a loose socket, at what point should we refer back to the prosthetist?   Read More

Prosthetic Care: Considering Shoes of Varied Heel Height

John Rheinstein, CP, FAAOP

July 30, 2014

If a transfemoral prosthesis user switches to a higher heel shoe than what the device was originally aligned to, what is the user likely to experience?   Read More

Consideration of the Anterior and Posterior Bumpers on a Prosthetic Foot

John Rheinstein, CP, FAAOP

June 25, 2014

What you would see if a posterior bumper is too stiff? What if the anterior bumper is too soft?   Read More

Considerations for Choosing the Right Prosthetic Foot

John Rheinstein, CP, FAAOP

May 14, 2014

Why might we pick one prosthetic foot over another?   Read More

Postoperative Protector Options for Transfemoral Amputations

John Rheinstein, CP, FAAOP

April 9, 2014

What post-op protector do you use for transfemoral amputation?   Read More

Fixed AFOs with an Option to Hinge

Jill Seale, PT, PhD, NCS

March 19, 2014

To save money, do you ever order a fixed AFO with the option to add a hinge later?   Read More


Improving Swing Phase Toe Clearance Difficulties Caused by Heavy Orthotics

Jill Seale, PT, PhD, NCS

February 12, 2014

Some orthoses, such as the KAFO, make it difficult for a patient to lift and clear the toe due to the added weight. What do you recommend to counteract this issue?   Read More


How to Choose a Shock Attenuating Orthosis

Lori Bolgla, PT, PhD, ATC

September 12, 2012

When choosing an orthotic for shock attenuation, what qualities should be considered?   Read More


Orthotics for Fractures of the Spine

Amit V Bhanti, CPO

May 8, 2012

Are there differences in the types of braces you chose based on age or fracture type? What is the most common orthosis you use?   Read More

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