JPO 2015 Vol. 27, Num. 3

Editor's Comments
Matthew J. Major, PhD
Variability and Distribution of Minimum Toe Clearance in Individuals with Unilateral Transtibial Amputation: The Effects of Walking Speed
Alan Richard De Asha, PhD
Maintenance of consistently adequate minimum toe clearance is a critical factor in gait safety. This study determines the effects of walking speed on minimum toe clearance variability and distribution of persons with amputation. Individuals with a un...
Effects of Mobility Grade, Age, and Etiology on Functional Benefit and Safety of Subjects Evaluated in More Than 1200 C-Leg Trial Fittings in Germany
Andreas Hahn, PhD, MSc
Michael Lang, MSc
Mobility grade rating is often used to indicate or contraindicate the use of a microprocessor-controlled prosthetic knee component for individuals with transfemoral limb loss. A retrospective cross-sectional analysis of a cohort that underwent a C-Le...
Bracing for Persons with Parkinson Disease: A Case Series with Clinical Reasoning
Staci M. Shearin, PT, NCS
Patricia Smith, PT, PhD, NCS
Ross Querry, PT, PhD
Karen McCain, PT, DPT, NCS
About 50,000 Americans are diagnosed with Parkinson disease (PD) each year, with more than half a million persons affected. Due to the disease pathology and concomitant impairments, postural instability is present and gait is typically slow with high...
Development of an Alternative Design for an Interscapulothoracic-Level Cosmetic Shoulder Restoration
Fanny Schultea, MSEd, CSCS
Erin O_Brien, CPO, LPO
The patient in this case is a 63-year-old female who underwent a right interscapulothoracic-level amputation and presented with localized lymphedema, scarring, neuromas, and a painful area around the cut end of her clavicle. She was prescribed a cosm...
Are Routine Follow-Up Appointments Useful? The Use of Phone Assessments in Prosthetic Clinics to Manage Waiting Lists
Rajiv Singh, FRCPE
Sachin Watve, MRCPE
This study evaluated whether or not a phone triage system may identify those patients who truly need to attend the prosthetic limb clinic, since routine appointments can be an ineffective use of clinician and patient time. After calls were made to 93...
Effectiveness of Electromyographic Biofeedback, Mirror Therapy, and Tactile Stimulation in Decreasing Chronic Residual Limb Pain and Phantom Limb Pain for a Patient with a Shoulder Disarticulation: A Case Report: Erratum