Veterans Serving Veterans: Working as one ex-soldier to another becomes personal
One veteran helping another – Ron Pawlowski and Al Palinski know something about that. Both men are veterans and have tended to the needs of veterans.
Pawlowski is president of Calumet Orthopedics & Prosthetics, a 62-year-old business started by his late father Walter, a World War II veteran. Following Palinski’s discharge from the military, Calumet began treating him in 1962 after he lost his left leg to a land mine in the Korean War.
Following his initial treatment, Palinski agreed to continue his military service by caring for hospitalized veterans.
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Geoff Pawlowski Attends AOPA National Assembly
Geoff Pawlowski, CP, attended the 2014 American Orthotic & Prosthetic Association's (AOPA) National Assembly held Sept. 4-7 in Las Vegas.
Geoff joined more than 2,000 other prosthetic and orthotic professionals participating in business and clinical education programs, scientific programs and manufacturers' workshops featuring the newest products and latest technology for the prosthetics and orthotics profession.
Keynote address speaker was Adrianne Haslet-Davis, a dancer whose leg was shattered at the Boston Marathon bombings. Haslet-Davis has now become an advocate for other amputees. "I feel really passionately about the rights of amputees as well as the advancements in prosthetics," she said. "I know that the only thing that makes me disabled is not the fact that I don't have two feet, it's the fact that what I'm using isn't advanced enough to make me do the same thing that the person next to me with two feet can do."
Calumet Practitioners Attend Scientific Symposium
Ron Pawlowski, CPO, and Geoff Pawlowski, CP, attended the American Academy of Orthotists & Prosthetists 40th Annual Meeting and Scientific Symposium in Chicago, Feb. 26- March 1.
Geoff Pawlowski Joins Calumet as a Certified Prosthetics Practitioner
Geoff Pawlowski, CP, is the third generation of Pawlowskis to become a certified prosthetist after receiving his formal training from the Blended Learning Certificate Program at Northwestern University's Prosthetic-Orthotic Center (NUPOC), Chicago, and becoming certified by the American Board of Certification for Orthotics, Prosthetics, and Pedorthics (ABC). Those certified by ABC are considered leaders in the profession and provide the highest quality of patient care, along with excellence in research and orthopedic design.
Calumet Patient Featured in National O&P Trade Magazine
The story of an amazing Calumet patient, Virginia G., is featured in the May 2012 issue of the national trade magazine O&P Edge. The 87-year-old Virginia's traumatic amputation took place in 2008 because of a workplace accident. She has been Ron Pawlowski's patient since that time. Click here to download a pdf or visit http://www.oandp.com/edge to read the full story on pages 76-78 of the May 2012.
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