September, 2012, Gettysburg, PA– Ability Prosthetics & Orthotics, Inc. is pleased to announce recent professional appointments of two practitioners. Brian Kaluf, MS, CP and managing practitioner of Ability’s Greenville, SC patient care facility has been appointed to the Outcomes Research Committee, which is a part of the American Academy of Orthotists & Prosthetists Research Council. The committee’s goals are: 1) to increase awareness and application of outcome measures in clinical practice; 2) to assist members in determining how they can disseminate data collected from human subject research; and 3) to create a forum to connect researchers and clinicians within orthotics and prosthetics.
“I am proud to be a part of the committee,” says Kaluf, “With Ability recently universally adopting outcomes-based protocols for prosthetics, I feel I can bring some expertise to the group and thereby assist other practices to do the same.”
For more information on the Academy’s Research Council, please visit: http://www.oandp.org/about/councils/research.asp
Ability’s founder, Jeffrey Brandt, CPO & COO, recently accepted an invitation from the O&P Business News to join the SLACK Incorporated magazine’s Practitioner Advisory Council. Like other council members, Brandt will provide industry expertise in support of the Business News’ mission to be the definitive information source for orthotic, prosthetic, pedorthic and affiliate professionals by delivering timely, accurate, authoritative and balanced reports on business topics, clinical issues, reimbursement, governmental rulings, significant industry developments, as well as presenting clinically relevant information for the benefit of the patient.
“The O&P Business News was the first publication I read when I was getting interested in the profession in 1993,” explains Brandt, “I look forward to adding my perspective to the publication.”
About Ability Prosthetics & Orthotics, Inc. Ability Prosthetics & Orthotics, Inc. was founded in 2004 in Gettysburg, Pa with a mission to provide patients with the most advanced and innovative prosthetic and orthotic care and devices available in a streamlined, efficient, patient-centered model of care. Ability was recently profiled in the February & October 2006 issues of Fortune Small Business, March 2007, September 2008 and March 2010 issues of O&P Edge, March 2012 O&P Business News, March 2010 edition of Rehab Management, March 2009 & 2012 issues of Advance for Directors in Rehabilitation and most recently on the Fox Business News, National Science Foundation’s Whisker Robots, NBC’s Today Show and ABC’s Extreme Makeover Home Edition. Ability was recently recognized by The American Board for Certification for its advances in technology, quality patient care and state of the art facilities. Ability operates eleven patient care centers throughout the Mid-Atlantic and southeast. Visit www.AbilityPO.com to find out more about how an orthotic brace or artificial limb can enhance your quality of life.