Category Archives: Company Profiles

December 2013

Arizona AFO: Investing in excellence to ensure continued leadership through innovation

“Pioneers in the development of the custom leather ankle gauntlet, Arizona AFO will continue to stay true to our legacy of delivering industry-leading craftsmanship with top-tier customer service,” said Elliott Yamada, vice president of marketing and business development for Orthotic Holdings, Inc. (OHI), which owns Mesa, AZ-based Arizona AFO.

By LER staff

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December 2013

Bracemasters: Designing for a range of patients, from pediatrics to seniors

Bracemasters International is a 16-year-old company, headquartered in New Berlin, WI, that began as a manufac­turer of custom prosthetics and orthotics for a broad range of lower extremity patients. In 2008, the company switched gears to focus on expanding custom lower extremity orthotics for both pediatric and adult patients with a range of conditions and introduced evidence-based education for clinicians designed to improve outcomes with its products.

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December 2012

Townsend: Custom service for the off-the-shelf price

At Townsend Design, an orthotics products manufacturer in Bakersfield, CA, even off-the-shelf (OTS) products can become custom configured, and at no additional charge.

By Larry Hand

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December 2012

Tekscan: Systems for pressure measurement and beyond

Tekscan, founded in 1987, began as a company that marketed tactile pressure sensors to dentists;. It has since expanded to become a leader in systems that measure pressure distribution for a range of clients…

By Barbara Boughton

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December 2012

SureStep: A stabilizing force for low-and high-tone pediatric patients

For a dozen years South Bend, IN-based SureStep has been finding solutions to help stabilize standing, walking, and running in the hypotonic and hypertonic pediatric population, said founder Bernie Veldman, CO.

By Andria Segedy

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December 2012

Spenco Footcare: Organization takes pride in founder’s pioneering spirit

When it comes to shoe insoles, the majority of users will agree on two points: Insoles should be comfortable and eminently forgettable.

By Shalmali Pal

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December 2012

Richie Brace: Eponymous brace remains mainstay of evolving company

In 1996, after 15 years of sports podiatry practice, Douglas Richie, DPM, was frustrated by the ongoing challenge of fitting sport ankle braces to patients who also wore custom foot orthoses.

By Cary Groner

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December 2012

ProtoKinetics: Today’s Most Advanced Technology and Expertise Applied to Gait Analysis

According to ProtoKinetics co-founder Michael Rowling intensive patient evaluation and gait analysis are essential for advanced orthotic design. Rowling and Youan Chang…

By Stephanie Zultanky

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December 2012

Mile High Orthotics Lab: Emphasis on customer, community relationships

Mile High Orthotics Lab (MHOL) is a young company that bases its success on staying at the forefront of technology while emphasizing client and community relationships.

By Hank Black

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December 2012

Med Spec: Homegrown innovation drives success

Overseas outsourcing in the manufac­turing industry was a hot button topic during the 2012 elections. For Medical Specialties Inc, a maker of orthopedic and sports medicine products, going overseas was, and remains, a nonissue.

By Shalmali Pal

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December 2012

medi: Compression, compassion, and novel carbon fiber

medi USA, the Whitsett, NC-based manufacturing and distribution arm of the family owned, privately held German compression hosiery and O&P company, fosters innovation and active market development domestically and internationally.

By Christina Hall Nettles

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December 2012

Levy & Rappel: Long-established company continues to move with the times

David Kramer, CPed, didn’t start out to build a career in custom foot orthotics; the tendency just ran in the family. Kramer’s uncle owned Levy & Rappel, the venerable orthotics company in Saddle Brook, NJ…

By Cary Groner

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December 2012

Langer Biomechanics: Quality, innovation, and education

Langer Biomechanics provides a broad array of products to keep patients mobile. The company philosophy embraces the concept of harnessing innovation in order to maintain its legacy of industry leadership. Earlier this year, Langer made…

By Ellen Oliver

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December 2012

Integrity Orthotics: Achieving product innovation, patient satisfaction takes Integrity

In 2001, Peter DeLuca and two former colleagues came together and realized that certain characteristics are necessary for a great orthotic lab. Armed with these goals, the three formed Integrity Orthotics in Arlington, WA.

By Stephanie Zultanky

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December 2012

Dr. Comfort: New Year = New Products

The folks at Dr. Comfort in Mequon, WI, have been excitedly awaiting the arrival of the new year for a while, because 2013 will be a year to offer new products to practitioners’ diabetic patients—and a year to launch a new product outside the…

By Larry Hand

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December 2012

Dr. Comfort: Diabetic footwear: A simple goal for a complicated problem

The goal at Dr. Comfort is simple: Provide products that can help diabetic patients prevent amputations. “Prevention of diabetic amputations motivated the founding of Dr. Comfort, and it’s what motivates us to keep growing every year…

By Larry Hand

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December 2012

Delcam Healthcare Solutions: Powerful technology designed by medical experts for medical experts

Delcam is a supplier of advanced CAD-CAM solutions for the manufacturing industry. Using technology that allows customers to take complex-shaped products from concept to reality, Delcam’s range of software is utilized by…

By Samantha Rosenblum

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December 2012

Bracemasters: Designing for a range of patients, from pediatrics to seniors

Bracemasters International is a 16-year-old company, headquartered in New Berlin, WI, that began as a manufacturer of custom prosthetics and orthotics for a broad range of lower extremity patients.

By Barbara Boughton

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December 2012

Arizona AFO: Expands Gold Standard with interactive e-book, 3D scanner

Setting the Gold Standard is, well, standard, for Arizona AFO. “Customers expect our products to be durable, comfortable, and functional,” said company senior executive Don Pierson, CO, CPed, who added that Arizona’s patented…

By Andria Segedy

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December 2012

American Orthopedics: Innovation, customization accelerate growth

Product innovation, customization to individual needs, and private-label manufacturing services for other brands have driven continual growth at American Orthopedics Manufacturing Corporation in Brooklyn, NY.

By Larry Hand

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December 2012

Allard USA: Family-owned company offers devices to meet many needs

Despite a long career that includes stints with several prominent orthotics companies, Carol Paez, director of customer satisfaction and general manager of Allard USA, said she is still growing up.

By Cary Groner

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December 2012

ACOR: Wholesaler offers wide variety to fit practitioner preferences

Cleveland,OH-based Acor Orthopaedic is a manufacturer and supplier of pedorthic products, including foot orthotics, diabetic shoes, comfort footwear, custom orthopedic footwear, and orthotic materials. Acor is owned by brothers Greg Alaimo, CP, and Jeffrey Alaimo, CPO, and is built of a team of engineers and practitioners. All contribute to product design, selections, and creation.

By Samantha Rosenblum

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