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Bio-Concepts, Inc.

2424 E. University Drive

Phoenix, Arizona,85034

United States

Company Description

Bio-Concepts was established in 1976 by Frank "Rick" and Jeanne Reichenbacher, but it was not until 1980 that Bio-Concepts garments were first demonstrated at the physical therapy conference in Phoenix. The Reichenbachers were initially introduced to burn ca... more

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Employment History

National Orthotic Specialist

Hanger Orthopedic Group , Inc.


President, Director of Clinical Services

LLC Ltd


President

BioConcepts Inc.


Affiliations

Northwestern University

Consulting Faculty Member


Web References(15 Total References)


Employment: BioConcepts - Orthotic Prosthetic Center

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Thomas M. Gavin, C.O.
President BioConcepts, Inc. 100 Tower Drive, Suite 101 Burr Ridge, Illinois 60521 info@orthotic.com (630) 986-0151 - Fax


BioConcepts, inc. Orthotic - Prosthetic Centers: Clinical Professionals

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Thomas M. Gavin, C.O. and Associates
Orthotics Staff Thomas M. Gavin, C.O. Thomas M. Gavin, C.O . Clinical Professionals Thomas M. Gavin, C.O. President, Director of Clinical Services tmgavin@orthotic.com Thomas M. Gavin, C.O. is the founder, President and Director of Clinical Services of BioConcepts, inc. Having a herniated lumbar disc himself, Gavin has personal as well scientific insight into spinal treatment. Although he is a clinician and researcher, he knows what it is like to be afflicted with a musculoskeletal disorder! Mr. Gavin is a Consulting Faculty member of the Northwestern University Medical School, Prosthetic-Orthotic Centerand is a Teaching Associate in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation, Loyola University Chicago, Maywood, Illinois. He lectures in several orthotic courses for orthotists, physicians and surgeons, physical therapists and biomedical engineers throughout many of the universities in the Midwest. Educating health professionals in the area of spinal orthotic treatment is a major part of Mr. Gavin's duties. By educating students and allied health professionals, he is able to disseminate important advances into the medical community. This enables others to improve the quality of life for people who need help throughout the world. He is always available to help further the knowledge of others. His professional memberships include theScoliosis Research Society, the North American Spine Society, the International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics, and the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists. As the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics(December 1996 - December 2000) Mr. Gavin was responsible for creating the Associate Editorial Board which was comprised of MDs and PhDs from a multitude of subspecialties including orthopaedics, physical medicine, amputation surgery, biomechanics, gait analysis, psychology, research methodology, statistics and orthopaedic research. He also was instrumental in the implementation of Lippincott Williams and Wilkins as the publisher of the JPO. Gavin was Chairperson of the Spinal Society of the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists (1996-1999) and has arranged several spinal symposiums on dedicated topics. During November 1997, he was invited as a spinal expert by the World Health Organization in Conjunction with the International Society For Prosthetics and Orthoticsand the Tunisian Ministries of Health to attend the Consensus Conference on Poliomyelitis in Tunis, Tunisia to present Biomechanical Principles of Orthotic Treatment for the Neuromuscular Spine. In November 1998 Mr. Gavin was a participating faculty member in a Spinal Symposium with a hands-on workshop in Bogota Colombia. During November 1999 he participated as faculty in the International Short-term Course on the Management of Polio in Bangalore India; also with a hands-on workshop. During August 2000, Mr. Gavin presented at the International Short-term Course on the Management of Polio, in Moshi, Tanzania Africa. Also, in December 2000, Gavin and Gomez conducted a course on spinal orthotics in Mexico City, D.F. Mexico for the Sociedad Mexicana de Ortesistas y Protesistas (SMOPAC) In addition to multiple research presentations at the annual meetings of the Scoliosis Research Society, North American Spine Societyand the International Society for the Studies of Lumbar Spine, Mr. Gavin has authored and co-authored 7 book chapters and a multitude of journal articles for orthotic treatment of spinal disorders and spinal biomechanics. Academic awards received by Mr. Gavin include the 1993 award for Outstanding Technical Research, the first annual Thranhardt award (1996) for a presentation entitled Geometric Analysis of Coronal Decompensation in Idiopathic Scoliosis and the third annual Thranhardt award (1998) for a presentation entitled Orthotic Treatment for Neuromuscular Scoliosis. These were awarded by the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists. He also received 1st place for "best article" in 1993 as first author of the published manuscript entitled Orthotic Treatment for Chronic Low Back Pain: Preliminary Results, as well as 2nd place in "best article" in 1996 for co-authoring Biomechanical Comparison of the Milwaukee Brace and TLSO for the Orthotic Treatment for Idiopathic Scoliosis. These were awarded by the Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics. Development and implementation of the Rosenberger Scoliosis Orthosis as well as pioneering Orthotic Treatment for Chronic Low Back Pain are but a few examples of his innovations. He also was a co-investigator in the project Orthotic Stabilization of Thoracolumbar Fractures and a co-principal investigator in the development of a Compliance Monitor for Spinal Orthoses. Current developmental projects include the development of The Class II Posterior Shell TLSO for the Treatment of Spinal Osteoporosis and a Distractive Cervico-Thoracic Orthosis . Gavin and his colleagues are currently pursuing 2 patents for orthotic devices they have developed. Mr. Gavin is always available for a consultation, an in-service or for anyone who just wants to information. After 33 years in orthotics and 22 years in research, Mr. Gavin clinically focuses on the most difficult challenges presented by clients with neuro-musculoskeletal needs. Angela has also piloted in-vivo laboratory analysis of the mechanisms of action of the Class II Posterior Shell TLSO for osteoporotic spinal deformity at the Musculoskeletal Biomechanics Laboratory at the VA Hines under the supervision of Mr. Gavin and Dr. Patwardhan. Patwardhan, AG, Li, S, Gavin, T, Lorenz, M, Meade, KP, and Zindrick, M: Orthotic Stabilization of Thoracolumbar Injuries:A Biomechanical Analysis of the Jewett Hyperextension Orthosis. Patwardhan, AG, Rimkus, A, Gavin, T, Bueche, M, Meade, KP, Bielski, R, and Ibrahim, K:Geometric Analysis of Coronal Decompensation in Idiopathic Scoliosis. Meade, KP, Patwardhan, AG, Gavin, T: Predictions of a Viscoelastic Model for Scoliosis.Proceedings of the 1995 Bioengineering Conference, Beaver Creek, Colorado, June 28-July 2, 1995, ASME BED-Vol. 29, pp.


orthotic.com

Thomas M. Gavin, C.O. and AssociatesThomas M. Gavin, C.O.Thomas M. Gavin, C.O .ORTHOTIC STAFF Thomas M. Gavin, C.O. President, Director of Clinical Servicestmgavin@orthotic.comThomas M. Gavin, C.O. is the founder, President and Director of Clinical Services of BioConcepts, inc.Having a herniated lumbar disc himself, Gavin has personal as well scientific insight into spinal treatment.Although he is a clinician and researcher, he knows what it is like to be afflicted with a musculoskeletal disorder! Mr. Gavin is a Consulting Faculty member of the Northwestern University Medical School, Prosthetic-Orthotic Center and is a Teaching Associate in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation, Loyola University Chicago, Maywood, Illinois.He lectures in several orthotic courses for orthotists, physicians and surgeons, physical therapists and biomedical engineers throughout many of the universities in the Midwest.Educating health professionals in the area of spinal orthotic treatment is a major part of Mr. Gavin's duties.By educating students and allied health professionals, he is able to disseminate important advances into the medical community.This enables others to improve the quality of life for people who need help throughout the world.He is always available to help further the knowledge of others.His professional memberships include the Scoliosis Research Society, the North American Spine Society, the International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics, and the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists.As the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics (December 1996 - December 2000) Mr. Gavin was responsible for creating the Associate Editorial Board which was comprised of MDs and PhDs from a multitude of subspecialties including orthopaedics, physical medicine, amputation surgery, biomechanics, gait analysis, psychology, research methodology, statistics and orthopaedic research.He also was instrumental in the implementation of Lippincott Williams and Wilkins as the publisher of the JPO.Gavin was Chairperson of the Spinal Society of the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists (1996-1999) and has arranged several spinal symposiums on dedicated topics. During November 1997, he was invited as a spinal expert by the World Health Organization in Conjunction with the International Society For Prosthetics and Orthotics and the Tunisian Ministries of Health to attend the Consensus Conference on Poliomyelitis in Tunis, Tunisiato present Biomechanical Principles of Orthotic Treatment for the Neuromuscular Spine.In November 1998 Mr. Gavin was a participating faculty member in a Spinal Symposium with a hands-on workshop in Bogota Colombia.During November 1999 he participated as facultyin the International Short-term Course on the Management of Polio in Bangalore India; also with a hands-on workshop.During August 2000, Mr. Gavin presented at the International Short-term Course on the Management of Polio, in Moshi, Tanzania Africa.Also, in December 2000, Gavin and Gomez conducted a course on spinal orthotics in Mexico City, D.F. Mexico for the Sociedad Mexicana de Ortesistas y Protesistas (SMOPAC) In addition to multiple research presentations at the annual meetings of the Scoliosis Research Society, North American Spine Society and the International Society for the Studies of Lumbar Spine, Mr. Gavin has authored and co-authored 7 book chapters and a multitude of journal articles for orthotic treatment of spinal disorders and spinal biomechanics. Academic awards received by Mr. Gavin include the 1993 award for Outstanding Technical Research, the first annual Thranhardt award (1996) for a presentation entitled Geometric Analysis of Coronal Decompensation in Idiopathic Scoliosis and the third annual Thranhardt award (1998) for a presentation entitled Orthotic Treatment for Neuromuscular Scoliosis.These were awarded by the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists.He also received 1st place for "best article" in 1993 as first author of the published manuscript entitled Orthotic Treatment for Chronic Low Back Pain: Preliminary Results, as well as 2nd place in "best article" in 1996 for co-authoring Biomechanical Comparison of the Milwaukee Brace and TLSO for the Orthotic Treatment for Idiopathic Scoliosis.These were awarded by the Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics. Development and implementation of the Rosenberger Scoliosis Orthosis as well as pioneering Orthotic Treatment for Chronic Low Back Pain are but a few examples of his innovations.He also was a co-investigator in the project Orthotic Stabilization of Thoracolumbar Fractures and a co-principal investigator in the development of a Compliance Monitor for Spinal Orthoses.Current developmental projects include the development of The Class II Posterior Shell TLSO for the Treatment of Spinal Osteoporosis and a Distractive Cervico-Thoracic Orthosis . Gavin and his colleagues are currently pursuing 2 patents for orthotic devices they have developed. Mr. Gavin is always available for a consultation, an in-service or for anyone who just wants to information.After 24 years in orthotics and 14 years in research, Mr. Gavin clinically focuses on the most difficult challenges presented by clients with neuro-musculoskeletal needs.Angela has also piloted in-vivo laboratory analysis of the mechanisms of action of the Class II Posterior Shell TLSO for osteoporotic spinal deformity at the Musculoskeletal Biomechanics Laboratory at the VA Hines under the supervision of Mr. Gavin and Dr. Patwardhan.Patwardhan, AG, Li, S, Gavin, T, Lorenz, M, Meade, KP, and Zindrick, M: Orthotic Stabilization of Thoracolumbar Injuries:A Biomechanical Analysis of the Jewett Hyperextension Orthosis.Patwardhan, AG, Rimkus, A, Gavin, T, Bueche, M, Meade, KP, Bielski, R, and Ibrahim, K:Geometric Analysis of Coronal Decompensation in Idiopathic Scoliosis.Meade, KP, Patwardhan, AG, Gavin, T: Predictions of a Viscoelastic Model for Scoliosis.Proceedings of the 1995 Bioengineering Conference, Beaver Creek, Colorado, June 28-July 2, 1995, ASME BED-Vol. 29, pp.


RESEARCH: COMPLIANCE MONITOR

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Robert M. Havey, B.S., Thomas M. Gavin, C.O., Avinash G. Patwardhan, Ph.D., Steven B. Pawelczak, Kamal N. Ibrahim, M.D., Hines, IL.


BioConcepts - Orthotics and Prosthetics Center: Burr Ridge

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direction of Thomas M. Gavin, C.O.


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