Eileen Levis Attends AOPA National Assembly

Eileen Levis, President of Orthologix, attended the 2014 American Orthotic & Prosthetic Association's (AOPA) National Assembly held Sept. 4-7 in Las Vegas.

The Assembly provides numerous clinical education programs and scientific symposia, as well as workshops on business management, human resources, and O&P compliance. Hot topics for many of the 2,000 plus attendees were informational sessions and updates on audits and increased government regulation regarding insurance reimbursement. Eileen also was able to meet with manufacturers and vendors featuring the newest products and latest technology for the prosthetics and orthotics profession.

Keynote address speaker was Adrianne Haslet-Davis, a dancer whose leg was shattered at the Boston Marathon bombings. Haslet-Davis has now become an advocate for other amputees. "I feel really passionately about the rights of amputees as well as the advancements in prosthetics," she said. "I know that the only thing that makes me disabled is not the fact that I don't have two feet, it's the fact that what I'm using isn't advanced enough to make me do the same thing that the person next to me with two feet can do."

NE Philadelphia Teen, Injured in Accident, Walks in Graduation

Congrats to Gioannamarie Romano from all of us at Orthologix especially her prosthetist, Jeff Shaw.

Gioannamarie Romano blew a kiss to our photographer before she prepared to graduate with the rest of the Class of 2014 at Tacony Academy Charter High School.

However her major accomplishment Saturday wasn't graduating high school but actually being able to walk across the stage to receive her diploma.

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Emerging Orthotic Management Concepts in Neuro-Rehabilitation

Wednesday, December 11, 2013 (5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.)

Toddlers and children with movement and posture disorders can benefit from orthotic solutions that are both individual to the patient’s current presentation and that consider emerging concepts in neuro recovery (including concepts for improving range of motion and gait). This course demonstrates how the upper and lower extremity orthotic process is instrumental in determining the appropriate brace design.

Click here for more information and to RSVP (by Friday, December 6).

Orthotic, Prosthetic, and Pedorthic Licensure Bill Passes in Pennsylvania

The Pennsylvania Orthotic and Prosthetic Society (POPS) announced that on July 5, 2012, Gov. Tom Corbett signed into law HB48 (the POPS Bill), which licenses orthotists, prosthetists, and pedorthists in the state of Pennsylvania. Under the leadership of Eileen Levis, POPS President, Randy Stevens, Director of Government Affairs, and The Ridge Policy Group, POPS has championed licensure for several years.

"The passage of this bill helps to ensure quality orthotic, prosthetic, and pedorthic care for citizens of the Commonwealth. It validates the healthcare professionals providing that care and provides for a higher level of accountability," Levis said. "We thank the House, Senate, Gov. Tom Corbett, and Rep. Mario Scavello for their commitment to this important effort."

Orthologix Opens Orthotic and Prosthetic Center of Excellence

Orthologix has opened the first of its kind Orthotic and Prosthetic Center of Excellence in Bucks County, located at 2655 Interplex Drive, Suite 101 in Trevose, Pa.

The new facility houses the Orthologix corporate headquarters, as well as an education center, gait lab, and technology-linked patient care suites.

Global Abilities Foundation Rec Fest

Global Abilities Foundation is sponsoring Rec Fest this Saturday, September 29, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Come to Carousel House Recreation Center, 4500 Avenue of the Republic in Philly and try an activity you haven’t tried before: Martial Arts, Rock Climbing, Wheelchair Rugby, and more! Plus vendor and resource exhibits plus food and prizes. Call Global Abilities Foundation at 215-205-3076 or visit on the web at www.RecFest.net.

Edward Moran Joins Orthologix

Edward Moran, CPO, has joined Orthologix. He brings more than 30 years of clinical and management expertise to Orthologix in its New Jersey and Pennsylvania operations. His focus will be in research and development, complex patient care, and silicon prosthetic restorations.

Orthologix® Presented with POINT Freedom Award

Orthologix was recently presented with the third annual POINT Freedom Award by the Orthotic and Prosthetic Group of America (OPGA). The POINT Freedom Award is meant to recognize and thank POINT members who have proudly provided orthotic and prosthetic care for veterans, as well as active duty soldiers.

"Every day our brave men and women in the armed forces suffer amputations resulting from wounds and injuries received in combat," said Dennis Clark, CPO, president of OPGA. "Thanks to your facility's contribution, these amputees are able to return to active lines, and in some cases, active duty. Your service also has given our troops the confidence that, if wounded in battle, they will receive care in a manner that reflects the sacrifices they have made for our country."

John Izak Receives PPTA Fellowship Award

John Izak, CPO, and partner in Orthologix, Inc., a Philadelphia-based orthotics and prosthetics practice, has been selected by the Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association (PPTA) to receive the 2008 PPTA Fellowship Award. The award will be presented at the PPTA Awards Banquet, Saturday, Oct. 25, in Harrisburg, Pa.

The award honors a non-physical therapist who has significantly contributed to the betterment of physical therapy within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Izak specializes in pediatric orthotics and works with children’s specialized hospitals and facilities throughout Pennsylvania. He has developed unique bracing applications, which have enabled positive outcomes for even the most difficult cases.

As an educator, Izak provides ongoing seminars to allied health-care professionals on advancements in pediatric orthotics and participates in a variety of research projects.

Izak travels to South America and the Middle East each year as part of a team of rehabilitation specialists from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and Variety International to provide much needed orthotic care as well as education and training. He has been instrumental in expansion of orthotic services in these regions and the development of relations with U.S. orthotic suppliers.



For more information on our orthotic or prosthetic services, contact us: ORTHOLOGIX® // 2655 Interplex Drive, Suite 101 // Trevose, PA 19053 // Phone: (800) 659-9755