Certified Prosthetist Orthotist

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The Certified Prosthetist and Orthotist (CPO) designs, measures, fits, and adapts orthopedic braces, appliances or prostheses, such as limbs or facial parts for patients with disabling conditions. The C.P.O. collaborates with other medical professionals and is involved in clinical decision-making and patient education.

Certified Prosthetist

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The Certified Prosthetist designs, measures, fits, and adapts appliances or prostheses, such as limbs or facial parts for patients with disabling conditions. The CP collaborates with other medical professionals and is involved in clinical decision-making and patient education.

Certified Orthotist

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The Certified Orthotist designs, measures, fits, and adapts orthopedic braces and appliances for patients with disabling conditions. The CO collaborates with other medical professionals and is involved in clinical decision-making and patient education.

Patient Care Coordinator

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The Patient Care Coordinator (PCC) facilitates an excellent patient experience and supports clinic operations for the assigned prosthetics and/or orthotics medical practice. This role is best suited for an individual with healthcare experience who likes people and embraces technology.

Amputee Athletes: Three Stories of Inspiration

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No matter their age, one of the biggest fears of an amputee is that they will never be able to –

What Is Phantom Pain And How Can It Be Managed?

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Amputees face many challenges in day-to-day life, including experiencing phantom pain.  Phantom pain, also referred to as phantom limb pain, –

Six Ways To Help Your Child Cope With Limb Loss

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Ask any parent and they will tell you that raising a child is one of the most rewarding things they’ve –

Direct Skeletal Prosthetic Attachment

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Direct Skeletal Prosthetic Attachment by Zach Harvey CPO             As a prosthetist, I strive for the perfect socket fit and –

Prosthetics And Water Sports By Zach Harvey, C.P.O.

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A common question I get as a Prosthetist is whether or not a prosthesis can be worn in the water. –

Winter Sports By Zach Harvey, C.P.O.

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Introduction Riding down a mountain on snow is an activity that puts people of all ability levels on an equal –

How Prosthetic Sockets Are Made

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BY ZACH HARVEY, CPO Perhaps more fundamentally important than how prostheses are made is the why those of us in –

Pain After Amputation

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Introduction Unfortunately, pain is more common than not, and is a long-term issue following amputation.  It’s important to differentiate residual –

Managing Sweat In Your Prosthesis

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It’s summertime now and there are lots of opportunities to get outside and be active.  However, a common complaint with –

Pediatric Prosthetics By Zach Harvey, C.P.O.

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I recently attended an international meeting called ACPOC, which happened to be held within driving distance of Denver this year.  –

Adjustable Sockets By Zach Harvey, CPO

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Introduction The most important part of the prosthesis is the interface between the residual limb and the socket; this could –

Running With A Prosthesis By Zach Harvey, CPO

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Introduction Running is an advanced skill that requires a well healed residual limb, good bone density, and a comfortable fitting –

Cycling After Amputation By Zach Harvey, CPO

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Cycling after amputation As a prosthetist, one of my favorite things to do is setting up people on their bikes.  –

5 Tips For A Better Night’s Rest With A Prosthetic Limb

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People struggle with getting thorough sleep for many different reasons. It may be insomnia, sleeping in an uncomfortable temperature, or –

Summer Skin Care For Amputees

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Throughout the summer, we know how important it is to use sunscreen when going outdoors to protect our skin from –

4 Tips For Traveling With A Prosthetic Device

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For many people, the summer months are a time to take a variety of vacations, retreats and getaways. While it –

Preventative Foot Care In The Summer Months

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Summer is a time for many outdoor activities, events and celebrations.  We want everyone to be able to take part –

Men’s Health Month: Five Health Habits To Begin Today

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June is Men’s Health Month! In the field of prosthetics and orthotics, we know that your mental and physical health –

Tips To Improve Your Outcome As A Prosthetic User: Part 2

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In our last blog post, we talked about some things you can do to ensure a good outcome with your –

Tips To Improve Your Outcome As A Prosthetic User: Part 1

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Even individuals who have been wearing a prosthetic device for years can start to experience minor problems. Communication and regular –

Simple Exercises To Strengthen Your Entire Body

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Many people assume that lifting a lot of weight is the only way to see positive results when it comes –

Medicare Guidelines For Diabetic Shoes And Inserts

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A pedorthic device is created to treat a variety of possible foot-related problems such as congenital deformity, improper walking and partial –

Working With Your Prosthetist For Success

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The importance of the relationship you have with your prosthetist cannot be overemphasized. You will be working together for a –

Get Your Game On

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Living an active life is the best way to keep yourself both physically and mentally fit after a limb loss. –

Good Skin Care For Diabetes

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In our last blog post, we talked about some common skin problems that individuals with diabetes suffer from. In this –

Diabetes And Skin

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Diabetes affects many parts of the body, including the skin. One-third of people with diabetes develop a skin disorder caused –

Why is Gait Training Important?

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The goal of most lower-limb amputees is to be able to walk the same way they did before their amputation. –

Growing Up After a Limb Loss

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Growing up as someone with an amputation can be difficult. Children and teens often feel limited by their limb loss –

Changing the Way You Walk – The C-Leg

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Your prosthetic device plays an important role, not only in your recovery from amputation, but in living your everyday life. –

Holiday Shopping Made Easy

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Shopping for holiday gifts can be frustrating. We want to show love to our family and friends through gifts, but –

How to Cope When You’re at the End of Your Rope

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When an individual is suffering from depression, family and friends feel the impact as well. Some studies have shown that –

Freedom Isn’t Free: Common Health Concerns for Veterans

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The wounds of war go much deeper than most of us realize. From physical damage to mental illness, veterans face –

Diving in to Aquatic Therapy

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As the weather gets cooler, it can be hard to get outside and be active. But staying inside on the –

Preventing Permanent Problems With Your Prosthetic

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Limb loss can be an extremely difficult adjustment that is filled with changes and quite possibly a lot of pain. –

National Skin Care Awareness Month: 6 Skin Care Tips for Amputees

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September is National Skin Care Awareness Month and Creative Technology would like to take some time to discuss skin care –

Back to School #2: 5 Steps to Prepare a Student With a Prosthetic

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August has arrived and school is soon to be in session. Kids are excited to move up a grade and –

Back to School #2: Benefits of Extracurricular Activities

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Students are going back to school and every year offers an opportunity to participate in activities and learn new skills. –

How to Stay Fit at an Office Job

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If you work at an office or another job where you’re sitting for most of the day, it can be –

How to prevent Sores With Your Prosthetic

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A well-fitted prosthetic can make all the difference in whether an amputee gets sores around their prosthesis, but even the –

Energize Your Day

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Its midmorning and you still have most of the work day left to get through. The one thing you know –

Patient Resources: New Technologies With Prosthetics & Orthotics

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Creative Technologies specializes in working towards matching your functional goals, and we work with all levels of amputation. It is –

A Better Night’s Sleep & Exercise – The Strange Bed Fellows

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Sleep is one of the best medicines. Babies grow when they sleep. The best thing for a cold flu is –

Caregiver Rule #1 – Caring for Our Best Caregivers

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Caring about the people we love is easy, caring for someone we love can be a bit tougher, especially if –

Live Easy, Go Green: Earth Day 2014

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April is National Lawn and Garden Month and Earth Day coincidently falls into this month also. Celebrate Lawn and Garden –

Finding the Right Care When You’re Living With Multiple Sclerosis

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March is Multiple Sclerosis Month and Creative Technology Prosthetics & Orthotics would like to share how to find the right care for –

Knowing the Difference Between a Traumatic, and Acquired Brain Injury

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March isBrain Injury Awareness Month and Creative Technology Prosthetics & Orthotics wants more people to be aware of the difference between a traumatic –

Lara’s Trip to Haiti With Project Medishare

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From June 5th to June 12th 2010, I had the opportunity to be the volunteer prosthetist at the Field Hospital –

From the O&P Edge Magazine

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As a teenager, Chris Cumsille, BOCPD, spent his winters carving turns as he raced down the snowy New England slopes, –

Creative Prosthetic Solutions

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By Garrison Wells Content provided by The O&P EDGE What gets your creative juices flowing? A challenging clinical presentation? A patient’s –