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AOPA Insider
July 16, 2009
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In this issue...
  • AOPA and ACA Advertisement Debuts in National Publications
  • Prosthetic Alignment System to be Made in Oklahoma
  • Take the June Business Conditions Survey
  • U.S. Senator Visits AOPA Member Facility
  • Raising Money And Awareness For Amputees


  • AOPA and ACA Advertisement Debuts in National Publications
    from TradingMarkets.com
    The co-branded AOPA and Amputee Coalition of America public outreach campaign debuted its national advertisements last week. PSA placements given to the AOPA and ACA spots, as a result of and in addition to paid placement, appeared in several major publications including Time, Newsweek, U.S. News & World Report, Sports Illustrated and The Week. The advertising placements targeted and vital legislative, business, and media markets including Washington D.C., Seattle, New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Diego, St. Louis, Dallas, and Houston. In total, the ads were placed extensively in the United States and delivered to an aggregate circulation of 2,312,880 subscribers. Click here to see a PDF copy of the ad.


       Product Showcase: Emotis Element Foot

    The Emotis Element Foot sets itself apart from two spring prosthetic foot designs by adding an innovative 3rd Element. Emotis has designed the Element to support each phase of foot function in the gait cycle—from heel strike, to mid-stance, to toe off. The result is a foot with unsurpassed smoothness, stability and performance throughout the gait cycle. More info

    Prosthetic Alignment System to be Made in Oklahoma
    from the Associated Press via Forbes
    Production of the Compas system is scheduled to begin in about a month, after Orthocare relocates its research and development laboratory from Seattle, company officials said. The company's new corporate headquarters also will be in Oklahoma City. More

    Take the June Business Conditions Survey
    from AOPA in Advance
    The June 2009 Business Conditions Survey has been sent to AOPA members. This month's survey asks about revenue, the incidence of claims denials and the use of follow-up patient satisfaction surveys. If you are the primary business decision maker at your O&P facility, please click here take a couple minutes to fill out the survey. More


       Product Showcase:
       Orthomerica’s LSO/TLSO Stock Spinal Orthoses

    Orthomerica® Products, Inc. introduces the ready-to-fit prefabricated LSO/TLSO Stock Spinal Orthoses designed to fit 75% of the adult patient population. Configuration in Bi-valve TLSO with ATE and Bi-valve LSO with Corset or Hard Shell. Anterior and posterior shells are interchangeable in same size. Available in twelve sizes. More info


    U.S. Senator Visits AOPA Member Facility
    from AOPA in Advance
    During the Independence Day recess, Sen. Mark Pryor D-Ark., accepted an invitation to tour Snell Prosthetic and Orthotic Laboratory in Little Rock, Ark. Click here to see Sen. Pryor with Frank Snell and Rick Fleetwood. Sen. Pryor visited with facility staff, including the Frank Snell, CPO, LPO, FAAOP and CEO Rick Fleetwood. More

    Raising Money and Awareness for Amputees
    from Atlantic County Woman
    Sherri started her own Amputee Support Group, "One Step at a Time," to encourage and educate fellow amputees to adjust to this new life style. She holds a monthly meeting every second Wednesday of each month at The Health Center at Galloway, N.J. Through the assistance of the Amputation Coalition of America she is now seeking ways to raise funds for individuals to afford the high cost of a prosthetic device. More






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