Category Archives: Archives

July 2017

ROMP climbs highlight amputee issues

The Denver, CO-based Range of Mobility Project (ROMP) in July announced it is encouraging groups of supporters across the globe to organize climbs to back the nonprofit’s mission of providing high-quality prosthetic care in underserved populations. Continue reading

July 2017

Orpyx smart insoles used in wound healing

Plastic Surgery Case Studies on June 28 epublished a report detailing the use of Calgary, Canada-based Orpyx’s smart insole system in the management of loss of protective sensation in a patient with a degloving injury of the foot reconstructed with a latissimus dorsi free flap and skin graft. Continue reading

July 2017

Ottobock to assist Invictus Games athletes

Austin, Texas-based Ottobock reported in July it will provide O&P technical services for the Invictus Games for the third year since the event’s 2014 inaugural competition in London, UK. Continue reading

July 2017

NYSPMA installs Caribbean-born president

The New York State Podiatric Medical Association (NYSPMA) announced in June it has installed Patricia Nicholas, DPM, as the 75th president of the association. Nicholas, in private practice in Wading River, NY, is the first Caribbean-born woman to serve as president. Continue reading

July 2017

AOPA plans week on compliance, ethics

The Alexandria, VA-based American Orthotic & Prosthetic Association (AOPA) announced in June the association and its members will celebrate Healthcare Compliance & Ethics Week (HCEW) November 5-11 in Phoenix, AZ. Continue reading

July 2017

Upstep sells custom orthoses to patients

Upstep, founded by entrepreneurs in Rishon LeZion, Israel, is launching an online service that lets US customers order custom foot orthoses online. Upstep sends customers a footprint kit with simple instructions for making an imprint that’s mailed back to the company, which uses 3D technology to scan the footprint. Continue reading

July 2017

Ankle sprain and the brain: Experts explore role of CNS function

Research presented in late June at the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) annual meeting in Houston, TX, adds to the evidence suggesting alterations in central nervous system (CNS) function play a role in chronic ankle instability (CAI).

By Jordana Bieze Foster Continue reading

July 2017

Limited ankle dorsiflexion contributes to odds of plantar fasciitis in runners

College-aged runners with plantar fasciitis are significantly more likely to have limited ankle dorsiflexion than their uninjured counterparts, according to research from Texas State University in San Marcos. Continue reading

July 2017

Kinesiophobia risk factors after ACLR differ for high vs low physical activity

Factors contributing to kinesiophobia after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR) appear to differ in patients with high levels of physical activity compared with their less-active counterparts, according to research from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. Continue reading

July 2017

Gluteal effects on landing mechanics depend on activation, not just strength

Gluteal muscle activation—not just strength—is significantly associated with landing biomechanics, according to research from High Point University in North Carolina. Continue reading

July 2017

Out on a limb: Back to the evidence

The farther you go up the kinetic chain, the more some things about evidence-based medicine stay the same. The spine differs in many ways from most of the lower extrem­ity segments of the kinetic chain. Obvious differences include the shape and function of the bony structures, the complex roles of the adjacent muscles, and how the spine responds to the demands of movement.

By Jordana Bieze Foster, Editor Continue reading

July 2017

Publisher’s memo: Taking stock, taking action

Readers of LER are very familiar with the fact that healthcare is constantly evolving, and that professional success depends in part on the ability to respond to those changes. Similarly, at LER, we also realize the importance of adapting to change—with regard to evolutions in publishing as well as evo­lutions in healthcare.

By Richard Dubin, Publisher Continue reading

July 2017

DryPro Probiotic Cast Relief Spray

DryPro, a division of DryCorp, introduces Cast Relief Probiotic spray. The new Cast Relief formula is engineered to allow users of all ages to remain itch and odor free while wearing a lower extremity cast. Probiotic Cast Relief is designed to be safe, natural, chemical free, eco-friendly, and biodegradable. Continue reading

July 2017

Convertible TPD AFO

The new Convertible Mueller TPD AFO (tibialis posterior dysfunction ankle foot orthosis) is a detachable, dynamic AFO for staged treatment of TPD and related pathologies, including ten­dinopathy, desmopathy, and dysfunctional flatfoot. Continue reading

July 2017

Korebalance Rehab System

The Korebalance is an advanced rehabilitation system for professional use with interactive technology for neurosensory training and assessment. The Korebalance offers clinicians accurate and objective tools to assess and improve patients’ balance, posture, coordination, stability, and… Continue reading

July 2017

AirShift OA Knee Brace

Newly redesigned, the AirShift OA Knee Brace from Med Spec uses the power of air to comfortably relieve pain associated with unicompartmental osteo­arthritis. The durable air bladder system allows patients and practitioners to easily adjust the level of unloading. Continue reading

July 2017

OLT Footcare Scanner

OLT Footcare offers modern scanning technology to facilitate orthotic device design for practitioners who treat patients with foot, ankle, knee, and hip problems. OLT Footcare’s new scanner takes only two seconds per foot, and records a 3D image along with all measurement of… Continue reading

July 2017

Sure Stabilizer Ankle Brace

Niagara Brace and Tru-Mold Shoes have combined their more than 60 years of shoemaking experience and computer-assisted design and manufacturing technology to create the new custom-molded Sure Stabilizer Brace for patients who have had difficulty with… Continue reading

July 2017

MatPlus Advanced Manufacturing

MatPlus announces its manufacturing capabilities now include fabric lamination and compression cutting. New equipment allows the company to adhere many porous materials to foams via a dry lamination process, which helps address the challenges associated with… Continue reading

July 2017

Jack and Jill Diabetic Footwear

Ped-Lite introduces Jack and Jill athletic footwear for patients with diabetes. The athletic shoes are designed with an ultra-light sole and breathable mesh upper to bring comfort to the diabetic foot. Double depth and elastic-lace closure provide a quality fit and help… Continue reading

July 2017

Brooks Beast 16 Running Shoes

Brooks Sports offers the Beast ’16 and newly updated Beast ’16 LE (limited edition) running shoes. The Beast ’16 LE has a new no-sew upper for added comfort and a sleeker fit. The Beast ’16 features adaptive midsole cushioning technology, an extended progressive diagonal roll… Continue reading

July 2017

Sheer Ease Hosiery

Therafirm has added new Sheer Ease Patterns to its Ease line of compression hosiery. The new sheer patterns include a scallop pattern for knee high styles and a diamond pattern for thigh highs and pantyhose, and are available in several colors. Continue reading

July 2017

HotShot Drink for Muscle Cramps

HotShot is a 1.7-oz sports beverage for the prevention and treatment of exercise-related muscle cramps. Invented by a Nobel Prize-winning neuroscientist and endurance athlete, in collaboration with a Harvard Medical School neurobiology professor, HotShot is designed to… Continue reading

July 2017

Knee Glide Therapy Tool

OPTP has partnered with two physical therapists to offer the Knee Glide physical therapy exercise tool. For lower extremity indications, patients place a foot on the Knee Glide plate for easy movement back and forth along the track. Continue reading

June 2017

Vim & Vigr Compression Socks

Vim & Vigr offers a line of stylish, high-quality compression socks for men and women. Developed in partnership with vascular surgeons and vein clinics, the compression socks are engineered to help energize the legs, prevent swelling, alleviate fatigue, speed muscle… Continue reading