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February 2018

Patient comfort vs diabetic wound healing: confronting nonadherence associated with removeable offloading devices

Patient adherence to consistent use of removeable offloading and immobilization devices is central to promote healing and prevent infection in diabetic foot ulcers, yet the tradeoff of removability easily compromises adherence. Choosing and customizing the right device is key.

By Barbara Boughton Continue reading

February 2018

Do specialty shoes boost weightlifting performance?

Sport-specific shoes may protect athletes from injury or enhance their performance. Do specialty weightlifting shoes offer these same benefits? What effect do the shoes have on posture, rearfoot force production, ankle range of motion, the ability to bend the knee deeply,  and other para­meters? Research is mixed.

By Jill R. Dorson Continue reading

February 2018

The Pedors Classic MAX: Shoes For Swollen Feet

The Pedors Classic MAX is the Pedors Classic “supersized”.  The MAX has been designed with a dual strap closure which enables the shoe to open up to allow the foot to placed rather than forced into the shoe. Continue reading

February 2018

3P Or Not 3P That Is The Question

Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer, The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, Or to take arms against a sea of troubles, And by opposing end them in very comfortable prefabricated inserts. Continue reading

February 2018

Darco Peg Assist

The Darco Peg Assist Insole is the premier off the shelf product for offloading of wounds of the foot and post operative site pressure relief. The Peg Assist features removable pegs that effectively offload the plantar aspect of the foot. Continue reading

January 2018

Walking Shoe Collection

The Walking Shoes Collections for Women and Men from Waldlaufer USA provide support and a broad brace to help reduce pronation. Built to provide more room at the ball of the foot while hugging the heel, the Women’s Page Hiroko Walking Shoe is made with… Continue reading

January 2018

Waff Balance Tool

New to the market is the Waff, a 3 dimensional-engineered tool that combines stability and mobility to replicate the functionality of a vertebra, producing profound effects on the body. With continued use, the Waff Mini increases balance, as well as foot and ankle joint function, by… Continue reading

January 2018

Hands-Free Diabetic Shoes

Quikiks, a hands free-operable, securely fastening footwear line, offers a new stylish diabetes patient-friendly version 25% lighter than the company’s previous models. The shoes are made with a stretchable upper material and an extra-wide elastic band attached to side supports with… Continue reading

January 2018

Rheo Knee XC

The Rheo Knee XC from Ossur is a microprocessor-controlled knee designed to support patients from early rehabilitation to full recovery with intuitive and stable functionality. The Rheo Knee XC supports increased mobility including cycling, walk-to-run, and stair ascent. Continue reading

January 2018

Pro-Flex XC Torsion Foot

The new Pro-Flex XC Torsion foot from Ossur has been developed to comfortably support the active user who enjoys hiking and jogging, as well as level-ground walking. The Pro-Flex XC Torsion combines the Pro-Flex XC features of energy return and smooth roll-over, with… Continue reading

January 2018

Topical Rehab Muscle Recovery

Dr. Swaim’s Natural Skin Care introduces Dr. Swaim’s Muscle Bang, which directly feeds the necessary metabolic building blocks to targeted tissues by topical application. Ingredients maximize cellular repair through optimizing mitochondrial metabol­ism. Continue reading

January 2018

K2 Guardian Friction-Brake Knee

College Park Industries launches the K2 Guardian friction-brake knee, a lightweight mechanical knee joint featuring a friction brake for stance control, stance flexion, and extension assist. The knee is best suited as a rehabilitation tool for new patients to learn standing and… Continue reading

January 2018

BRD Sport Ankle Brace with Velcro

The BRD Sport Ankle Brace with Velcro closure aids those suffering from arthritis, joint instability, inflammation and swelling, post-traumatic irritation, or sore ankles. The 3-dimensional knit process contours to the user’s foot and ankle, targeting compression to the right areas. Continue reading

January 2018

Robb Appointed Ortho­pedic Director, CMO of Illinois Bone & Joint Institute

Illinois Bone & Joint Institute (IBJI), which has 20 locations across Chicago and Northern Illinois, has appointed William J. Robb, III, MD, as Orthopedic Director, Chief Medical Officer. Robb joined IBJI in 1995 and has 40 years of surgical experience, specializing in adult knee disorders Continue reading

January 2018

Select Physical Therapy Opens New Maine Location

Select Physical Therapy, a division of Select Medical, announced the grand opening of a new outpatient physical therapy center, located at 176 Livermore Falls Road, Unit 1, Farmington, ME. Sean Shields, PT, DPT, OCS, has been appointed center manager. Continue reading

January 2018

AOTA Seeking Executive Director

The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) is accepting nominations and applications for its executive director position, located in Bethesda, MD. Korn Ferry, an executive search and recruiting firm headquartered in Los Angeles, CA, is assisting with the search.

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January 2018

Recipients of DJO products notified of potential data breach

San Diego-based DJO Global recently announced that the company discovered an incident involving the potential disclosure of certain personal information of patients who received a DJO Global product while being treated in the emergency room, same-day… Continue reading

January 2018

Costello Named GW’s PT Program Director

Ellen Costello, PT, PhD, has been named Director of the Physical Therapy (PT) Program in the Department of Health, Human Function, and Rehabilitation Sciences at the George Washington University (GW) School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) Continue reading

January 2018

Online Tool Guides Joint Replacement Decisions in OA Sufferers

A web-based tool developed at the University of Massachusetts (UMass) Medical School helps patients with osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee or hip decide whether and when to proceed with total joint replacement surgery by comparing the individual’s pain and… Continue reading

January 2018

AAOS Approves Diagnostic, Treatment Criteria for Hip OA

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) recently approved new Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC) for the Management of Osteoarthritis of the Hip. AUCs provide clinicians with algorithms on how to optimally treat an orthopedic injury or condition, including… Continue reading

January 2018

ProEx PT Acquires Competitive Edge PT

ProEx Physical Therapy, headquartered in Portsmouth, NH, has acquired Competitive Edge Physical Therapy, Norwell, MA. Paul Amorosino, PT, MSPT, OMT, owner of Competitive Edge, has joined the ProEx team as clinical director of the Norwell location Continue reading

January 2018

FDA Approves Marketing of Device to Treat DFUs

In December 2017, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the marketing of Sanuwave’s dermaPACE System, the first shock-wave device to treat diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs). The system uses externally applied energy pulses, similar to sound waves, to… Continue reading

January 2018

New BPCI Program Includes Lower-Extremity Episodes

The US Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced a new voluntary bundled payments opportunity, known as the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Advanced (BPCI Advanced), which will be launched in October 2018 and run… Continue reading

January 2018

Tennessee Orthopaedic Clinics appoints medical director

Tennessee Orthopaedic Clinics, headquartered in Knoxville, announced that P. Merrill White, III, MD, was appointed medical director, effective January 1, 2018. He will be responsible for leading the overall clinical vision, strategy, and medical oversight for the group. Continue reading

January 2018

Mary Free Bed, GVSU expand partnership to share motion lab

Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital, Grand Rapids, MI, and Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI, are expanding their partnership to now share a Motion Analysis Lab, located in the Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences, Grand Rapids. Continue reading