Visiting ACPOC

September 21, 2015

Of all the annual conferences in the Orthotics and Prosthetics field, by far the most enjoyable and interesting for me is the one hosted by the Association of Prosthetic and Orthotic Clinics.  This organization is a collection of multi-disciplinary clinics across the US and Canada that provide assessment, rehabilitation devices, therapies and often surgery for […]

Advancements in Upper Extremity Prosthetic Options!

May 23, 2014

Upper limb prosthetics are generally underutilized by the upper limb amputee population compared to lower limb prosthetics.  This is largely because there is no system available that even comes close to replacing the function that our own hands provide us.  If an upper limb amputee has lost only one hand or part of one hand, […]

Pediatric Prosthetics and Durability

April 1, 2014

If you are the parent of a child with limb loss, you know that kids are one of the best judges of product durability.  It is a challenge all pediatric prosthetist face every day.  Check out this great article by the O&P Edge on the topic! Rough and Tumble: Meeting the Prosthetic Durability Challenges of […]

On Wintery days like today 12/27/12

December 27, 2012

Sitting here at the office enjoying the beautiful snow falling outside.  On days like today, we often have the majority of our appointments rescheduled.  So, I am taking advantage of this free time to share some info on a few great winter products to prevent falls!  When there is snow or ice on the ground, […]

Challenged Athletes Foundation

April 23, 2012

This Week at Bio-Medic Appliances, we have the pleasure of providing one of our young amputees with her first Running Prosthesis!  Sports related prostheses are typically not covered by insurance, and this often prevents people from being able to return to running after amputation.  I am blogging on this topic in hopes to help raise […]

“Inventing a Better Mousetrap”

April 11, 2012

Last week, I flew down to Washington DC with my husband for a few days of vacationing and visiting some friends.  One of our friends is a volunteer at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, and thus we were delighted to have a personal tour of all the best exhibits!  Though I am not a huge […]

Idiopathic Toe Walking

March 29, 2012

Idiopathic Toe Walking- a little insight through research I recently returned from Atlanta, Georgia where I attended the 38th Annual American Academy of Orthotists & Prosthetists annual meeting & scientific symposium.  I set several goals for myself at this conference.  Aside from learning about new products and techniques, I really wanted to take home some […]

It’s March 19th, I’m not in the office this week, but I’m not on vacation!

March 19, 2012

Hello Everyone!  I leave tomorrow morning for the 38th Academy Annual Meeting & Scientific Symposium, in Atlanta, GA!  This fabulous educational conference is a place for me to learn about new technology, new manufacturers, even learn of existing technologies and products that I just haven’t yet been educated on.  Our field has certification bodies, of which, […]

Calling All Diabetics!!!

December 1, 2011

Hey everyone!  The holiday season is upon us, and that means holiday meals that might not be the best for all you diabetics out there.  Check out this web site for some great diabetes friendly holiday meal ideas:
Holiday Friendly Diabetic Meals

Return From Camp No Limits

August 9, 2011

Wow!  What a week we had at Camp No Limits!  We had Pilates every morning, swimming, fishing, rock wall climbing, bungee trampoline, smoores around the camp fire, a talent show AND a dance.  Phew… I’m exhausted!  Here are some pictures that will tell the Camp No Limits story better than I can: Join the Camp […]

Camp No Limits this week!

August 1, 2011

Hello everyone! I am VERY excited to be heading over to Rome, Maine to volunteer as a camp counselor at Camp No Limits tomorrow through Saturday!  Camp No Limits is a non-profit organization 501 (c)(3) providing camps for children with limb loss, and education, mentorship, and support to these children and their families. This will be my […]

Sarah’s blog on meningococcemia

April 14, 2011

Reflecting on the Association of Children’s Prosthetic-Orthotic Clinics (ACPOC) Annual Meeting: Attending a national conference on pediatric care can be a heart wrenching task.  There are so many symptoms, syndromes, diseases, etc. that wreak havoc on our pediatric population.   Learning about all of these disorders, especially those that are life threatening, is a tough pill […]

Debs Blog

April 10, 2011

Theres so much going on in the field of Orthotics and Prosthetics right now, its hard to know where to start. Ive recently returned from the annual conference of the AAOP – the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetist. This was a week packed with workshops, classes, lectures and exhibits. By the end of the […]

Hello from Utah!

March 30, 2011

Hello Vermont! I recently arrived in Utah for my first national orthotics and prosthetics conference of 2011.  I am excited to be here, but that has nothing to do with being in Utah (or the beautiful powder for snowboarding).  The views here in Park City seem to go on forever, but the conference I am […]