July 2007

The American Academy of Orthotists & Prosthetists recently announced that its O&P Career Awareness video, The Sky’s The Limit, is now available on YouTube. The video has received a very positive response and the Georgia Tech MSPO program encourages those considering a career in the O&P profession to view it.

Andrew Sawers and Sarah Parsons (MSPO class of 2005) along with Mark Geil and Christopher Hovorka recently had their research on the topic of thermoforming performance of plastic published in the July 2007 issue of the Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics. The title of the paper is entitled, “Positive Model Temperature and its Effect on Stiffness and Percent Crystallinity of Polypropylene”