Category Archives: Editor Memo

December 2010

Out on a limb: Shop and learn

The J. Peterman Company is probably best known as the erstwhile employer of Elaine Benes on “Seinfeld.” But the company and its distinctive catalogs made a lasting impression on me when I first came across them years earlier.

Jordana Bieze Foster, Editor

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November 2010

Out on a limb: Creatures of comfort

Benno Nigg, PhD, isn’t exactly on the barefoot running bandwagon. Essentially, the internationally lauded foot biomechanist thinks barefoot running is a fashion trend that tends to recur every 25 years or so  — like babydoll dresses or skinny ties.

Jordana Bieze Foster, Editor

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October 2010

Out on a Limb: Cold cuts

For centuries, the Greeks set the bar for the rest of the world to follow—in architecture, in literature, in medicine. Now they appear to be setting a new kind of example in health care. But we can only hope the rest of the world knows better than to follow their lead this time around.

By Jordana Bieze Foster

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September 2010

Out on a Limb: Flip-flop Flak

Angelina Jolie and I have so much in common – beauty, fame, fortune. But when it comes to flip-flops, that’s where the similarities end.

By Jordana Bieze Foster

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August 2010

Out on a limb: Just average

Lower extremity researchers are realizing what practitioners already know: Sometimes, average just isn’t good enough. Anyone who’s familiar with the college admissions process can tell you about the limitations of averages. Sure, averages – in this case, grade point averages – can be useful as a screening tool, and to get a general sense of a student’s performance.

By Jordana Bieze Foster

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July 2010

Out on a limb: Personality test

Athletes are known for being difficult patients, with psychology often playing as important a role as biomechanics. The objective is to keep an athlete’s personality from getting in the way of proper medical care. But sometimes that’s easier said than done. Just ask the Boston Red Sox.

by Jordana Bieze Foster, Editor

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June 2010

Out on a Limb: Thinking globally

There are a lot of reasons you might not want to leave the country these days. Terrorism. The economy. Language barriers. Maybe you just feel there’s no need – you can have a perfectly good vacation, and even update your professional credentials at the same time, without the hassle of renewing your passport or trying to remember where you put the darned thing.

by Jordana Bieze Foster, Editor

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May 2010

Out on a limb: Weakness in numbers

Sometimes it’s hard to tell when it’s spring in New England, particularly when there are frost warnings in late April and the local hockey and basketball teams are still playing well into May. But one telltale sign is when the air is abuzz with baseball statistics. By Jordana Bieze Foster, Editor

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April 2010

Out On a Limb: Up from the wreckage

Have a bad day at the office? At least you didn’t have to worry about not having any electricity. Or clean water. Most of us take these things for granted. But for some practitioners, in places devastated by war or by natural disaster, they are very real concerns that go hand in hand with lower extremity care. By Jordana Bieze Foster, Editor

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March 2010

Out On a Limb: Pro rated

When hearing about how a therapy has helped a professional athlete, it can be difficult to extrapolate those results to your own patient population. Tiger Woods may have lost Gatorade, but he’ll always have platelet rich plasma. By Jordana Bieze Foster

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February 2010

Out on a Limb: Ad salutem

As true as it is in advertising, it may be even more true in healthcare. As evidence, this issue features not one but two articles on the ongoing battle to improve patient compliance—a battle practitioners have been fighting since even before the halcyon days of the three martini lunch. By Jordana Bieze Foster

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January 2010

Out on a limb: Making a head case

Athletes know about the importance of keeping your head in the game. Just ask Lindsey Jacobellis. Or Chris Webber. But a growing body of research suggests that poor decision making isn’t the only way the brain can sabotage an athlete’s performance. Jordana Bieze Foster, editor Continue reading

December 2009

Out on a limb: It’s all about you

At Lower Extremity Review, we know there are literally thousands of products out there that can help you improve your clinical outcomes. But the existence of all those products doesn’t really do you or your patients much good if you don’t know where to find them.

By, Jordana Bieze Foster, editor

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November 2009

Out on a limb: Knowing better

I have a confession to make: I’m one of those women. The kind of woman who is the subject of this month’s cover story on high heels.

By, Jordana Bieze Foster, editor

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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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September 2009

Out on a limb: Getting a leg up

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August 2009

Out on a Limb: Thinking big

Obesity is a big problem, one that seems to just keep getting bigger.
by Jordana Bieze Foster

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July 2009

Out On a Limb

Launch a magazine in this economy? Here’s why we’re not crazy.
by Jordana Bieze Foster

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