Category Archives: Archives

November 2009

Diabetes: Offloading difficult wounds

If foot pressures are to be reduced, healing to progress, and prevention of ulceration to be a realistic
goal, offloading is imperative. Part one of two.

By Robert J. Snyder, DPM, FACFAS, CWS, and Karen K. Lanier, CPed

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November 2009

Achilles tendinopathy: A four-part approach

Treatment program includes patient education, deep friction massage, eccentric exercise, and Mulligan taping.

By Russell Woodman, FSOM,OCS,MCTA, DPT, and Juan C. Garbalosa, PhD, PT

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November 2009

In the Moment: Sports Medicine

PFPS responds to exercise
Plus: • Sprinter giveaways • Hamstring injury risks

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November 2009

In the Moment: Foot Care

Wedges assist stroke rehab
Plus: • Kids, footwear and gait • Teens and running shoes

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November 2009

In the Moment: O&P

Orthoses improve CP gait
Plus: • Valgus knee bracing • Achilles outcomes

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November 2009

Alpha Medial Midfoot Brace

Alpha Orthotics announces the launch of its Medial Mid-foot Brace in the United States. It provides longitudinal arch support, relieving mid-foot pain caused by general foot stress and strain, including splayfoot and fallen arch. The Medial Mid-foot Brace system consists … Continue reading

November 2009

OAK Orthotic Knee Joint

The OAK (Osteo-Arthritis Knee) polycentric orthotic knee joint is engineered to provide motion that better approximates normal physiologic knee movement for use in a custom Osteoarthritic Knee Orthosis. Unlike simple pivot knee joints, the polycentric action of the OAK provides … Continue reading

November 2009

SureFit Adventure Series

SureFit, a division of SPS, has designed its new Adventure Series footwear collection as a marriage of originality and classically inspired styling. The new footwear collection has rich colors with innovative detailing, in designs that deliver unbeatable comfort with SureFit’s … Continue reading

October 2009

Out on a limb: Ahead of the curve

It isn’t often discussed in the medical literature or in scientific sessions, nor is it mentioned in this month’s cover story on bracing and athletic performance. But the extent to which an athlete can benefit from orthotic management depends at least in part on his or her skill level.

by Jordana Bieze Foster

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October 2009

Bracing vs athletic performance: Why not both?

The sports medicine practitioner has two goals: one, to keep the athlete healthy, and two, to help that athlete perform to the best of his or her ability. But when it comes to lower extremity bracing, those two objectives sometimes butt heads.

By Cary Groner

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October 2009

Market Mechanics

• BMD responds best to Reclast infusion in hip fracture patients at highest risk
• Cascade Dafo expands digital process
• Hanger OKs rollout of V-Hold socket
• AAOP announces new meeting dates
• Cincy experts organize ACL workshop

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October 2009

Redi-Thotics Ultra

Redi-Thotics Ultra is a unique orthotic designed to reduce rear foot motion and increase midfoot stability. Ultra-thin and rigid, the Ultra cradles the arch, preventing medial and longitudinal arch bruising. The Ultra is designed with a Rylon support system, not … Continue reading

October 2009

Exoform Dorsal Night Splint

The Exoform Dorsal Night Splint is designed for treatment of plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendinitis, drop foot and post-static pain. The semi-rigid plantar pad reduces discomfort along the sides of the foot while providing an improved angle of dorsiflexion. The non-slip … Continue reading

October 2009

E-Mag Active KAFO

Easy to fit with simple onboard programming, the E-Mag Active controller electronic stance KAFO actually calibrates itself to capture the user’s unique gait pattern. The E-Mag Active can also be easily reprogrammed for changes in the user’s gait, which adds … Continue reading

October 2009

Dr. Comfort Diabetic Sandals

Diabetic footwear has never been this cool!  Dr. Comfort, the company that brought comfort and style to the industry, has launched a new line of men’s diabetic sandals that offers great looks and breathability. The new Beachcomber and Fisherman sandals … Continue reading

October 2009

ComfiHips Hip Protectors

ComfiHips hip protectors, designed in conjunction with a study at the University of Florida, are composed of an undergarment with inside pockets positioned over the greater trochanter bones. Specialized state-of-the-art pads, which absorb up to 87% of impact upon lateral … Continue reading

October 2009

Alegria Shoes and Clogs

Integrity Orthotics introduces the stylish Alegria fall shoe and clog line.  A huge array of styles and colors is available, all sharing the same deep, orthotic-friendly foot bed. The introduction of this line at the 2009 Annual Scientific Meeting of … Continue reading

October 2009

Practice Tactics: Assess, then exceed patient expectations

As patients pay more for healthcare, they will expect more from the patient experience. The most successful practices will be those that are best able to meet — and exceed — those expectations.

By Jason Kraus

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October 2009

Pain Relief Max Cream

Dr. Swaim’s Natural Skin Care’s line of skin care essentials designed by and for podiatrists includes a new treatment for neuropathic pain in the Pain Relief Max cream. The cream is made with all natural analgesics formulated in a hemp/emu … Continue reading

October 2009

Eldorado Z-Axis Climbing Foot

The Eldorado Z-Axis prosthetic climbing foot features a revolutionary, compact design. It is only seven inches long but provides superior control, loading, leverage and proprioception. The unique foot is constructed with a high strength keel for stability and a compliant … Continue reading

October 2009

In the Moment: Sports Medicine

Alter footfall? Not so fast

Natural running pattern may be best – Websites all over the internet claim that runners who use a rearfoot strike pattern can run more efficiently and prevent injury by converting to a midfoot or forefoot strike pattern. But, as if we needed another reason to distrust information found online, studies of these variables suggest otherwise.

Plus: Skateboarding shoes • ACL do-overs • PTTD protocols

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October 2009

Controlling drop foot: Beyond standard AFOs

The basic goal is to improve toe clearance during swing and provide stability during stance, but new orthotic technologies do much more.

By Jeremy Farley, CPO/L

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October 2009

Orthoses: Alternatives for midfoot arthritis pain

Full-length carbon graphite orthoses may improve outcomes through load redistribution and forefoot motion control.

By Smita Rao, PT, PhD

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October 2009

Balancing risks, rewards of athletic shoe traction

Research suggests that traction on modern artificial turf can vary depending on cutting angle.

By Michelle Sabick, PhD; Benjamin Cooper, MS; Seth Kuhlman, MS; and Ronald Pfeiffer, EdD, LAT, ATC

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October 2009

Functional hallux limitus: Diagnosis and treatment

Once identified, functional hallux limitus can be effectively managed with orthotic devices.

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