URGENT ASSISTANCE REQUIRED

URGENT ASSISTANCE REQUIRED Dear Colleagues We require your assistance in our coding endeavours. We are attempting to gain quick fixes with our current list of professional fees while we lumber on with the bigger coding project to be in line with international standards and transparency. First stop is MISSING CODES Please take a few minutes to […]

Practitioner assistance for educational studies

Topic: Research assistance – The Impact of Prosthetic Limbs on children with Bilateral Lower Limb Amputations Contact person: Siphosethu Zantsi Email: 17786975@sun.ac.za / siphosethuzantsi@gmail.com Institution: Stellenbosch University (Physiotherapy Dept) OVERVIEW The purpose of this study is to interview children who have bilateral lower limbs amputations and have received prosthetic limbs. The study aims to explore how […]

SOUTH AFRICAN LYMPHATIC & VENOUS SOCIETY – INTERNATIONAL VEIN WEEK

INTERNATIONAL VEIN WEEK 5 – 11 April 2021 The South African Lymphatic & Venous Society (SALVS) invites you to join the global public and health professionals venous-lymphatic awareness project, The International Vein Week. This not-for-profit initiative is hosted under the auspices of SALVS in collaboration with venous-lymphatic World International Network (v-WIN). Lymphatic and Venous Diseases […]

Webinar – Practice Audits & Clawbacks

Webinar – Practice Audits & Clawbacks  CPD Event – 1 Ethics CEU Join us for our March webinar where we aim to provide information around the auditing process: what to expect; what the practitioner’s rights are and those of their patients when sharing patient information (regarding the POPI act); do’s and don’ts; and when to seek […]

Newsletter – March 2021

Newsletter – March 2021 Compression Stockings Effective in Diabetes & PAD; Aid Sport Activity Performance Two new studies show the effectiveness of compression stockings (CS) in the settings of diabetes and peripheral arterial disease (PAD) as well as in sport performance.   Read More Prediction of ischial ramal angle fortransfemoral ischial containment sockets A well-fitting […]

SAOPA Meetings Update – 4 March 2021

SAOPA Stakeholder Meetings Update Dear Colleagues Yesterday (3 March) we had two very successful engagements with RAF followed by AOPA: Firstly, SAOPA finally managed to secure a meeting with the RAF where the main objective was to re-open communication and re-establish relationships. Discussions centred around: updating the Tariff list the importance of professional fees and […]

SAOPA Register – COVID Vaccination Risk Categories

SAOPA Register – COVID Vaccination Risk Categories Dear Colleagues, The South African Orthotic & Prosthetic Association (SAOPA) is compiling a registry to prioritise risk levels regarding expose to the Covid-19 virus. This by no means replaces the existing national register, but serves to act alongside it in the case of additional vaccines becoming available and needing […]

SAOPA Member Newsletter – February 2021

Effects of activity intensity, time, and intermittent doffing on daily limb fluid volume change in people with transtibial amputation. Study Shows Heel Lifts Affect Biomechanics, Muscle Function Funder News Member Enquiries MPI cover with SAOPA membership Please note that Medical Practice Insurance is no longer covered through your SAOPA membership, however a 10% discount on your MPI cover […]

Annual General Meeting Feedback

Annual General Meeting Feedback Thank you to Members and Practitioners who joined us for our Workshop and Annual General Meeting on Monday, 30th November 2020. We appreciate your participation and your ongoing support. We are pleased to share the outcome of the various resolution voting as follows: 1. Annual Financial Statements for 2020 – approved 2. Revised […]