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Orthotic Technicians advert


We have added a new job advert to the site for Ortho Europe at their Bradford facility

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New job advert added

We have added a new job advert for a Technician with the Foot Comfort Centre in Middlesex

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New Orthotic Technician post added

We have added a new Job Advert to the web site for the NHS in Herne Bay

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New Orthotic Technician post

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We have added a new Orthotic Technician post with Blueprint Orthotics in Chesterfield.

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Algeos Football Tournament – Sheffield 2014


It’s that time of year again when we ask the O&P world to dust of their boots and take part in the O&P cup. This year’s event will take place in Sheffield on Saturday 7th June.

The event is free to enter

The current holders of the cup are Footlabs will they return to defend their prize or can you assemble a new team of champions?

For further event details or information please contact either Shaun Large [email protected] or [email protected]

Please enter your team’s details with us no later than 31st May.

For past event details please visit this link. http://orthotictechnicians.com/index.php/phil-jenkins-memorial-cup/

We hope to see you in June

New job posted added for Doncaster & Bassetlaw Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

We have added a new job advert for an Orthotic Technician

To see this job advert please click on the Careers tab then Vacancies

Otto Bock’s Dave Buchannan sets world record

David Buchanan set a world record for cycling off-road between Cardiff and Caernarfon. Photograph: Simon Powdrill/@Loco Tuning

David Buchanan considers himself “a lucky guy”.

The 44-year-old prosthetics expert and world record breaker survived cancer when he was 23 and although he refused to let it take hold of his life, it has certainly had an impact.

The disease prompted a career change and, as Buchanan admits, it changed his outlook on life. Since having cancer, he has also set a world record for endurance cycling and has plans for doing another one before his 50th birthday.

“I’ve always been very determined. Now I’m perhaps more determined as I’ve become successful at what I do but I bear people in mind. I was terrible at that.”

He adds: “Before I was ill, if someone had a problem and I couldn’t see a solution, it wasn’t in my nature to seek one, but now it most certainly is.”

At 23, Buchanan, originally from Glasgow, was working for the Ministry of Defence in Wales. He volunteered for RAF mountain rescue on the weekends. He was physically very fit and had just started dating a girl.

One evening, while he was with his mountain rescue team, he felt a lump in his stomach. He remembers, “It wasn’t sore, but it felt like it was in the way.”

He went to the doctor who confirmed that he had bowel cancer. An operation followed as well as six months of chemotherapy. Throughout, Buchanan kept up a gruelling fitness regime training three times a day as well as cycling 20 miles each way to chemotheraphy. He was also determined to stay at mountain rescue and admits, “I’ve got a particular mind that means if I decide to do something, I’ll do it.”

After cancer, the girl he had started seeing two weeks before he was diagnosed, Jo, was still with him and training to be a physiotherapist. He helped her to study and “got on quite well with the theory behind it.” Jo suggested he look at getting into orthotics and prosthetics. He secured a place at Salford University and gained a first in his degree. Now, he has an international role where he tours giving education seminars and providing consultancy on orthotics.

See the full article here

Many thanks to The Guardian for this great article.

Upsee harness

Harness of hope: Invention from mother of wheelchair-bound son helps him and other physically impaired children walk for the first time

Debby Elnatan invented the Upsee to help her son who has cerebral palsy
Harness attaches to an adult and allows child to stand upright and walk
Now on sale globally via Northern Ireland-based manufacturer Leckey

Read more:Click here

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New posts with Otto Bock listed


We have listed some new posts for Orthotic Technician and Trainee Orthotic Technicians with Otto Bock in Birmingham

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