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Scoliosis: What Parents Should Know and What to Look For

More often than not, when I am doing an initial evaluation of a patient for scoliosis, a parent will ask, “Is there something I could have done to prevent this from happening to my child?” The majority of the time the answer to the question is, “No.” That being said, I usually go on to explain the different types of scoliosis, what is happening to their child anatomically, and more importantly the types of orthoses designed to treat their specific type of scoliosis.

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The Plié Microprocessor Knee

Tom S. is an left transfemoral amputee whose desire is to be as active as possible We just completed fitting Tom  with a Plié Microprocessor Knee.  In addition to the swing and stance phase control functions,  Tom was particularly interested in

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In-Service Training

This week Brian and I provided an in-service training for the physical therapists at Apple Valley Rehabilitation Center in Sebastopol, CA.  We provided a lecture, demonstration and discussion of the various options for helping stroke survivors who have partial paralysis. After the presentation,

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Back from Haiti

Jon Batzdorff, CPO just returned from working for two weeks at the ProsthetiKa workshop in Port au Prince Haiti.

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Prosthesis Comfort and Function

The most important  factors in the success of a prosthesis or orthosis is comfort and function. And the only way to maintain comfort and function is follow up, since the body is always changing and parts wear out.

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The newly redesigned PROPRIO FOOT with EVO

We just fit the first bionic artificial foot, the Proprio Foot,  to a man with a below the knee amputation. Unlike other prosthetic feet, the movable ankle automatically lifts the toes as the leg swings through, re-adjusts itself when the user is walking down or up and incline, and adjusts to various shoe heel heights.

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Who is an appropriate candidate for a C-Leg?

The benefits of the C-Leg microprocessor controlled prosthetic knee is that it provides stumble protection and  automatically adjusts to  variable cadences, walking surfaces, and activities. It also allows descending stairs step over step.  Therefore  any above the knee amputee who is at risk for falling due to the prosthetic knee buckling, or who engages in multiple walking activities would benefit from the C Leg.

Jordan North, CP
Sierra Orthopedic Laboratory, Inc
4847 Old Redwood Highway
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
P: 707-528-9808
P: 415-892-7652
F: 707-528-9818

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Advanced Prosthetic Knees, Feet, and Hands

For anyone with a limb prosthesis, there is no better way to see what the benefits are of advanced prosthetic knees, feet, and hands than to see them and try them yourself.  Therefore we are offering a free trial program for any prosthetic component that is appropriate for you; even microprocessor controlled knees and hands! Call (707) 528-9808 to arrange an appointment.

Jordan North, CP
P: 707-528-9808
P: 415-892-7652
F: 707-528-9818

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