TEMPE, Ariz., Sept. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — AOPA will be presenting two awards for students and residents at the 2016 AOPA National Assembly – The Edwin and Kathryn Arbogast for the best prosthetic poster presentation and the Otto and Lucille Becker Award for the best orthotic poster presentation. The purpose of these awards is to encourage students and residents to share their research through outstanding poster presentations. The 2016 Winners are Tyler Klenow, Morgan Oxenrider and Megan Kelly.

The Edwin and Kathryn Arbogast Award will be presented to Tyler Klenow, MSOP, CO(L), BEP, CPT.

Tyler Klenow, A Metric to Quantify the “Dead Spot” Phenomenon in Prosthetic Gait: An Analysis of Sagittal Center of Pressure Progression and Its Velocity”

“A favorable trend in the ‘dead spot’ phenomenon (DSP) metric values was found in feet that utilize continuous plantar rockers as a design element. The occurrence of the DSP is clinically significant as it requires the amputee to produce additional force to resume progression of the foot through stance which can result in an inefficient, compensatory gait pattern. This increased ambulatory energy requirement can reduce walking speed, stability, and activity.”

The results of Tyler’s work found that continuous-lever prosthetic feet had the smallest dead spot. “These feet had no detectable DSP when tested on the TT subjects.” The RUSH Foot® is “FOOT 4” in this study and the ONLY continuous plantar rocker lever foot on the market today.

Visit rushfoot.com for more information on the entire RUSH Foot® collection or stop by Booth 1022 at the upcoming 2016 AOPA National Assembly in Boston, September 8-11, 2016.

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Media Contact: Holly Sanger, RUSH Foot®, 480-361-1303, hsanger@abilitydynamics.com

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