Category Archives: Archives

June 2017

Plantar Fasciitis Ankle Brace

The BRD Sport Plantar Fasciitis Brace, which provides compression and stability for those suffering from plantar fasciitis, is now easier for patients to put on. The sock-like design allows the brace to slip easily onto the foot, and the 3D knit structure now is looser in certain areas to… Continue reading

June 2017

Organic Pro 30 Protein Powder

Designer Protein’s Organic Pro 30 plant-based performance protein powder is formulated to aid postworkout recovery and soothe sore legs. Organic Pro 30 is packed with 30 g of organic, vegan protein per serving, including non-GMO pea protein and organic sprouted rice protein. Continue reading

June 2017

Calf Sleeves In New Colors

Sigvaris Performance Sleeves are now available in the US market in three dynamic new shades: steel blue, blood orange, and limeade. Featuring 20-30 mm Hg of medical-grade graduated compression, the calf sleeves are designed to help improve circulation and reduce muscle… Continue reading

June 2017

Elite Ortho FSX Air Walker

Advantage by Elite Ortho­pae­dics introduces the FSX Air Walker for management of ankle strains and sprains, forefoot sprains, stable foot fractures, and distal tibial features. A durable, semirigid shell helps support the limb while providing protection. Continue reading

June 2017

Compression Knee Sleeve

Brownmed now offers the new Imak Compression Arthritis Knee Sleeve for people living with chronic pain from arthritis, fibromyalgia, overuse, neuropathy, joint swelling, and other conditions. The sleeve provides mild compression for warmth and to help increase circulation… Continue reading

June 2017

Strideway Gait Analysis Walkway

Tekscan presents Strideway, a next-generation walkway for human gait analysis. This new modular pressure measurement platform provides kinetic, temporal, and spatial gait parameters, as well as pressure and force measurements for a comprehensive gait analysis. Continue reading

June 2017

Insite Fusion Elite Insole

Insite Insoles offers the Fusion Elite Insole, with a semiflex shell. Its composite shell material is strong but more flexible than the carbon fiber shell of the company’s Carbon Pro insole. It features two layers of foam materials—one to decelerate force and another to transfer energy… Continue reading

June 2017

Hinged Thermal Vent Knee Brace

Swede-O Thermal Vent ROM Open Wrap Hinged Knee Brace combines range of motion (ROM) control, medial and lateral stability, and compressive support for mild to moderate knee instabilities. Easy to use ROM hinges help provide medial and lateral knee stability, and have flexion and… Continue reading

June 2017

Extremit-Ease Compression

Amerx Health Care has unveiled the Extremit-Ease Compression Garment for reducing lower leg edema. Extremit-Ease easy-to-use, adjustable wrap that provides 30-50 mm Hg of compression. A zipper and bun­gee cords with large tabs make application and adjustment of the… Continue reading

June 2017

Biofreeze Professional

Inspired by the success of its Biofreeze cold therapy product for topical pain relief, Performance Health introduces Bio­freeze Professional, which optimizes key ingredients in the original Biofreeze formula for a longer-lasting experience that is only available through healthcare professionals. Continue reading

June 2017

Circulatory Insole System

Footbeat is an insole-based wearable technology featuring a small embedded engine that promotes circulation by applying precise, cyclic pressure to the arch. This system acts as a “heart,” reproducing the circulatory benefits of walking even when the user is at rest, which can help revitalize… Continue reading

June 2017

Paralympian to run for U Arkansas

The University of Arkansas in Fayetteville in May reported that double-amputee Hunter Woodhall has committed to run track for the university in the 2017-2018 season. Continue reading

June 2017

TCI names BOC CEO top female biz leader

The Commonwealth Institute (TCI) of South Florida in May recognized Claudia Zacharias, MBA, CAE, president and CEO of the Owing Mills, MD-based Board of Certification/Accreditation (BOC), as a top 50 women-led business leader at its 12th annual Top Women-Led Businesses Luncheon, held in Miami. Continue reading

June 2017

Powerstep acquires Light Orthotics

West Chester, OH-based Powerstep in April announced the acquisition of Light Orthotics, headquartered in Westlake Village, CA. Continue reading

June 2017

ACSM urges caution in peds stem cell work

The Indianapolis, IN-based American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) in May released a call to action paper outlining major priorities for research in regenerative medicine therapies in pediatric sports injuries. Continue reading

June 2017

Shriners—St. Louis opens MSK lab

Shriners Hospitals for Children— St. Louis in May celebrated the official opening of its research lab focusing on regenerative medicine and pediatric musculoskeletal research. Continue reading

June 2017

Brenau DPT program marks milestone

Brenau University’s three-year-old physical therapy (PT) doctoral degree program in May marked important milestones with the matriculation of 40 members of the new physical therapy cohort Continue reading

June 2017

Data validate uses for Zeno walkway

Research from Elon University in North Carolina presented at the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) annual meeting held in late May and early June in Boulder, CO, validated Havertown, PA-based Protokinetics Zeno walkway for measuring spatiotemporal parameters of backward gait in older adults and breast cancer survivors. Continue reading

June 2017

U Maryland adopts PhysiMax system

Bronx, NY-based PhysiMax and the University of Maryland Department of Athletics in College Park announced in May that the department will follow a successful pilot program of the company’s movement assessment technology with a wider rollout. Continue reading

June 2017

OLT offers 3D-printed custom sandals

Windsor, Canada-based TDL Systems’ OLT Footcare in May began a Kickstarter campaign for its 3D-printed custom sandals. Continue reading

June 2017

Pairing Evenup lift, walking boot helps gait

The Journal of Allied Health in June published a study of Buford, GA-based Evenup’s shoe lift, showing the device offered clinically meaningful improvements in lower extremity function and disability over usual care in individuals with temporary limb length inequality. Continue reading

June 2017

Cure, GCI work to end clubfoot disability

New Cumberland, PA-based Cure International, along with its partners in the Oxford, UK-based Global Clubfoot Initiative (GCI), on June 3—World Clubfoot Day—launched a strategy to end worldwide clubfoot disability by 2030. Continue reading

June 2017

Sanford, UND plan ortho residency program

Sanford Health, based in Sioux Falls, SD, and the University of North Dakota (UND) School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) in Grand Forks, ND, announced in May the organizations are collaborating on an Orthopedic Residency Program set to begin in summer 2018. Continue reading

June 2017

Slacklining: Trendy sport takes balance training to new heights

As slacklining’s popularity grows, researchers have begun to uncover physiological and neurological evidence for how and why the activity may be beneficial to people with balance, strength, and mobility issues.

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June 2017

ACLR aftershocks: Deficits linger after return to sports

Several studies presented in early June at the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) annual meeting in Denver add to the growing body of research suggesting some biomechanical deficits linger for a year after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR), even in athletes who have been cleared to return to sports. Continue reading