News Category: Education

Happy Veterans Day!

We at Sierra would like to thank all the men and women who serve & protect this great country. Words cannot express our deep gratitude.

Happy Memorial Day!

We will be closed on Monday, May 27, 2013 in observance of Memorial Day.

Sierra Orthopedic Laboratory, Inc. wishes to offer you all the best on Memorial Day, and offer thanks to the military past and present that serve their country.

The History of Memorial Day:

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CEU Talk: Emerging Technolgies in Prosthetics and Orthotics

David Jeffries CO is with the PT Staff at SR Memorial Hospital after his CEU talk Emerging Technologies in Prosthetics and Orthotics. The talk was one of two CEU talks that CIRS offers to PT's, OT's, and RN's free of charge. See pictures from our past CEU talks.

CEU classes that we offer:

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Another CEU Talk!

We are loaded up and ready for another CEU talk today. If you are a PT, OT, or an RN who would like us to come to your facility and do one of our free CEU talks, please contact Brian Hanson at or 707-528-9808. We offer two talks below.

  1. An Overview of Clinical Applications of Prosthetics & Orthotics
  2. Emerging Technologies in Prosthetics & Orthotics

We look forward to our next CEU talk at your office.

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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Santa Rosa Memorial CEU Talk

David Jeffries CO provided an inservice at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital to the Inpatient PT Staff. CIRS/Sierra Prosthetics & Orthotics offers 4 different CEU talks about Prosthetics & Orthotics. Each talk has been approved by the CTPA (California Physical Therapy Association), the OTAC (Occupational Therapy Association of California), and the Board of Registered Nursing. Each PT, OT, or RN that attends our CEU talks will get 1 contact hour towards their CEU requirements.

FREE CEU Classes Available:

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The Six Questions Patients Ask Over and Over

Whether you are a new or longtime amputee, it's in your best interest to ask questions and be informed.

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The American Red Cross - Hero 2011

Sierra Orthopedic Laboratory is proud to announce that one of its Prosthetist/Orthotists received The American Red Cross Hero Award for Medical in Sonoma County. Jon Batzdorff was honored at The 8th Annual Red Cross Real Heroes Breakfast on Wednesday, April 20, 2011 in Rohnert Park, CA for his work in Haiti.

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National Limb Loss Awareness Month Raises THE Question: Are you at Risk?

Knoxville, TN, March 16, 2011 – Each day 507 people lose a limb, largely to vascular-related diseases, and 60 percent are preventable. The Amputee Coalition, a national nonprofit based in Knoxville, Tennessee, is on a mission to increase awareness about limb loss prevention and about those living with limb loss.

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Handle with care and stay aware; 590 people each year lose a finger

Knoxville, Tennessee, December 14, 2010 – The Amputee Coalition of America urges safety when operating snow blowers this winter. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in a recent year, almost 600 finger amputations occurred due to improper operation of snow blowers or snow throwers. The majority of these tragedies happen when users attempt to clear snow from the discharge chute or debris from the augers with their hands.

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