About Us

Rich Dubin, Publisher

Rich Dubin – Founder & Publisher

Welcome to Lower Extremity Review or LER as we call it. This long awaited magazine fills the lower extremity information gap for practitioners in the fields of Podiatry, Physical Therapy, O&P Pedorthics, and Orthopedics. With over 20 years experience in multi-disciplinary editorial development and publishing, the collaboration of this incredible team has made this publication possible. We will bridge the gap between manufacturers and practitioners through an integrated initiative that includes:

  • Practical analysis of the relevant medical literature
  • Evidence based device utilization and other treatment techniques
  • Cutting-edge clinical and industry news
  • Coding tips and more useful business advice

Our website offers complete articles and references, additional product and educational videos, blog posts, comments, updates, tip and tricks and more.

LER is brought to you by the same team that brought you BioMechanics magazine. When CMP Medica abruptly shut down BioMechanics in February 2009, a void was immediately created.  Our research showed that there was a need for a multi-disciplinary publication focused and targeted on the lower extremity. Healthcare reform and the continuum of care has opened the door for the delivery of accurate, practical and relevant information for the various specialists involved in treating the lower extremity. Podiatrists, physical therapists, orthopedic surgeons, orthotists, prosthetists, and pedorthists are all connected in this process, and LER bridges the information gap between the various specialists as well as between practitioners and manufacturers of products used to treat lower extremity injuries.

With the ever changing healthcare delivery system and shifts in reimbursement, it is even more important to find ways to run your practice more efficiently and improve outcomes for your patients. LER focuses on outcomes and practical applications. With monthly coverage of trauma, diabetes, sports medicine, biomechanics, and rehabilitation, you can be sure that the information is relevant for your daily practice.  Our editorial board of advisors is second to none.

Company Bios

Richard Dubin – Founder and Publisher
Richard Dubin has started four successful magazines for the medical, consumer health and technology marketplaces. He was the previous publisher of BioMechanics and has been involved in every aspect of the medical publishing industry for 20 years. He started with Current Podiatry in 1991, moved to Podiatry Today in 1992 and created BioMechanics in 1994 to deliver a multi-disciplinary audience.

Janice Radak – Editor
Janice has been developing and packaging medical content for more than 20 years both in print and digitally. A journalist by training, she has written and edited for professional and patient audiences as well as for regulators and policymakers. While her sweet spot is periodicals (newsletters, magazines, journals), she also has extensive experience in books, multi-part projects, oral presentations, and training materials. Past positions include Editor-in-Chief of the journal Geriatrics, Managing Editor of the ADA’s Diabetes Forecast, Senior Publications Manager for Healthy People 2010, and Editorial Director of a medical communications firm. Appointed in 2015, Janice serves as a patient/caregiver advocate on the Advisory Panel on Clinical Effectiveness and Decision Science for the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI).

Laura Fonda Hochnadel – Editor
Laura is an editor and award-winning writer with over seven years of experience working for an allied healthcare magazine focused on orthotics and prosthetics. She holds a master’s degree in liberal studies with a creative writing emphasis, and a bachelor’s degree in business administration.

John Baranowski – Consulting Editor
John brings almost 4 decades of award-winning medical magazine, journal, and custom publishing editorial experience to LER–in an array of medical specialties, for a variety of healthcare professions. Most recently, he was Editor of Current Psychiatry and Editorial Director at Frontline Medical Communications.

Emily Delzell – Editor
Emily has been a medical journalist and editor for 20 years. She is currently a managing editor for the American College of Rheumatology and writes about medicine and health for many print and online publications. She was previously senior editor at LER and a senior medical editor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Karen Henry – Editor
Karen has more than ten years of experience in writing for and editing orthotics and prosthetics (O&P) professional and consumer publications. In addition to a long list of publishing credits, she has helped develop marketing campaigns for nonprofit organizations, associations and educational institutions, and major manufacturing companies. She currently serves on the inMotion editorial board and has served on several other local and national nonprofit boards.