News & Events Blog
March 23, 2017
LuAnn Kleemeyer, patient of Jeff Palmer, CPO, LPO, is headed to D.C. to advocate for amputees.
Our Iowa City office is proud to have been able to donate a variety of previously used parts, prosthetics, and supplies as well as new footwear to the Keep Walking Association (KWA), an organization helping O&P patients in Dominica, Jungle Bay, West Indies.
Jeff Palmer, CPO, LPO, Branch Manager/Director of Operations and his Iowa team, became aware of the need for donations from a clinical associate professor at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Dr. Jeanine Abrons.
Dr. Abrons has worked with the underserved in Dominica for nine years and became acquainted with KWA founder, Marc Helie. An amputee himself, Marc saw the need for helping the disabled in Dominica who did not have access to O&P care. In partnership with a French firm, Orthopedics Bontoux Avignon, he developed the program of refurbishing prosthetic legs and components to benefit patients in Dominica; however, their resources are limited.
Dr. Abrons reached out to APO for help and boxes of donations have made their way to Dominica. She tells Jeff that she has heard from many very appreciative people from Dominica, who are sharing smiles and stories.
January 31, 2017
Check out APO prosthetist Nick Ackerman and his patient in this feature on WHO-TV.
Great article by Don Shurr, CPO, LPO, PT, American Prosthetics & Orthotics Director of Education and Director of Special Projects, on the “Benefits of Completing a Residency With a Private O&P Company Located Within a Teaching Hospital” published in American Academy of Orthotists & Prosthetists Academy TODAY, Winter 2017.