More and Less Lead to Good DESIGN

Less is more. More or less. Why choose? Can’t you have both more and less? Yes! Alpha DESIGN® Liners, prosthetically speaking, eliminate the need for clinicians to choose between more and less. With the release of Alpha DESIGN Liners in 2005 more control was put in the hands of clinicians to design liners from the Continue reading…

Creative Design of Custom Liners

Ten years ago, WillowWood introduced Alpha DESIGN® Liners to allow practitioners to specify the thickness and placement of gel within an Alpha® Liner. That initial offering of Alpha DESIGN Liners focused on amputees with uniquely-shaped limbs who could not wear off-the-shelf liners to experience the comfort of Alpha gel. As clinicians have become more and Continue reading…

Thank You, Good Samaritans

Thank you. Just two little words, but they can convey so much emotion. For an individual who receives prosthetic care or a prosthesis free-of-charge from a generous clinician or as part of a mission trip abroad, the simple phrase of ‘Thank you’ may be the easiest way to convey a flood of emotions. In a Continue reading…

Excellence in Ecuador

WillowWood is fortunate to have a global network of distribution companies to provide sales and support for our products around the world. We love hearing about the great work that they’re doing, and we enjoy sharing it with you. In this month’s blog, we are highlighting some recent activities in Ecuador. Uniting Frontiers Forum The Continue reading…

New Zealand and Australia OMEGA® Training Tour

This month’s blogger is Clinical Support Prosthetist Jennifer Dowell, CPO/LPO. After WillowWood released completely new and renovated OMEGA software, I traveled to New Zealand and Australia to work with WillowWood’s distribution partner in that part of the world, Masson’s Healthcare, to provide training and support. Owner Anton Karak and I-En Lim from Masson’s office in Continue reading…

What to Expect From the New OMEGA®

Hopefully you’ve heard by now that our industry-leading OMEGA Tracer software has been completely redesigned from scratch and is now known simply as OMEGA. If you’re an existing user, you may be asking, “Why would I want to upgrade, when my existing software works perfectly fine?” Well, for starters, we listened to the feedback that Continue reading…

Summer Fun at Camp

The Amputee Coalition’s Paddy Rossbach Youth Camp is a five-day traditional summer camp experience for children ages 10-17 who have lost arms and/or legs or who were born with limb differences. The camp offers challenging activities that build campers’ confidence regardless of skill level and takes place at Camp JOY in Clarksville, Ohio. Last year Continue reading…

Developing a Master’s of Science in Prosthetics and Orthotics to Tackle the New and Ever-Changing Healthcare Environment

This month’s guest blogger, W. Lee Childers PhD MSPO CP from the Department of Prosthetics and Orthotics at Alabama State University, writes about the challenge of establishing a Master’s program in P&O. Today’s healthcare environment is more comprehensive, complex and dynamic than ever before.  We are treating more complicated patients with ever tightening budgets. Third-party Continue reading…

The Past Cannot be Changed; but the Future Can Get Better

The Power of the Heart and Perseverance Have No Limit in Life This month, our friend Manuel reflects on his journey from his traumatic amputation and depression to triumph. My name is Manuel Peralta and I live in Panama City, Republic of Panama. I want to tell a story that might seem fiction, but let Continue reading…

The Value of Accreditation for O&P Facilities

This month, our guest blogger from BOC emphasizes the importance of accreditation for O&P facilities. The last time we had the opportunity to guest blog for WillowWood, we talked about the human side, or the intangibles of quality patient care through individual certification for O&P practitioners. This time we want to highlight BOC’s other major Continue reading…

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