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Why do orthoses cost so much?

Answer this delicate question with facts… Who has ever been caught out by the mysteries of this question by a duly nervous client? If, like me, when you first decided to put a price on your services, you felt an almost instant pang of ‘Am I really good enough..?  How do I justify this price..? […]

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All Topics Communication Manufacture

Communicating to a lab

What do we choose to communicate? I’ll meet you at the shops. To the person most familiar with me, they may know which shops I’m talking about and the time I’m likely to be there. In an example like this, I am confident to assume a strong likelihood of a successful outcome because of the […]

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Taking foot impressions…
…a lost art?

Did someone say “easy…” ? Advances in technology have certainly made many aspects of life easier over the past couple of decades & most of it, we don’t give a second though toward. Be it online shopping, booking holidays, filtering images for social media, technology is all around us and it’s ever impacting the way […]

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Is emerging electronic submission technology hampering clinical communication skills?

A brief commentary on communication processes between prescribers and orthotic manufacturing labs. From the dawn of time humans have been communicating, mostly verbally, however the earliest recorded symbols we have found, date back almost 30,000 year BC. The processes of communication have been the building block of human society and social interactions since. So what […]