Louisiana Orthotics and Prosthetics Meeting in Lafayette, Louisiana – Recap

The Louisiana O&P Association met in Lafayette, Louisiana, May 19 to 22, 2010. It was hot – Temperatures were in the mid-90s with high humidity, but it was still a lively meeting. (We northerners only melted a little around the edges.) Tamarack exhibited with Becker Orthopedic.

The organizers of the meeting did a great job. People like Clint Snell, CPO, of Snell Orthotics and Prosthetics and Justina Shipley, CO, Med, FAAOP, of Shriners Hospital for Children in Shreveport, Louisiana, made everyone feel very welcome.

I attended two seminars. Dennis Janisse, C.Ped, conducted a workshop entitled: “Diabetic Foot Problems and Novel Ways to Treat Them with ShearBan®.” Dennis speaks all over the world on footwear and diabetes and did a superb job. He is in Ghana right now meeting on low-cost footwear for use in developing countries.

Molly Cooper, CPO, LPO, Director of Technical and Clinical Services at SPS, gave an excellent talk on carbon fiber ankle foot orthoses (AFOs). She expertly wove clinical and research data into her talk.

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