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June 2015

The future of footwear and orthoses is here. Now what?

A shift in tone was apparent at this year’s Ortho Technology Forum (OTF), and not just because the focus of the event has been expanded to include design and manufacturing technologies for footwear as well as foot orthoses… Continue reading

June 2015

The argument for library-based orthotic prescription

Much of the discussion at the 2015 Ortho Technology Forum (OTF) focused on various ways in which the future of the orthotic industry will require adapting to new technologies. But the event’s final presenter challenged… Continue reading

June 2015

New EMS Socket System

Ottobock is the exclusive distributor of the new EMS (Environmentally Managed System) socket system developed by Carl Caspers, CPO. The EMS technology is fully compatible with the Harmony vacuum system Caspers developed and… Continue reading

June 2015

MVN Biomech Motion Analysis

The new MVN Biomech wearable 3D motion system from Xsens is made up of small, lightweight tracking units that communicate wirelessly to a personal computer. These trackers can either be integrated into a Lycra suit… Continue reading

June 2015

EndoFoam Prosthetic Cover

EndoFoam, from Rehabilitation Technical Products, is a two-part prosthetic cover system that creates a uniform cell structure similar to the density of human tissue. Simply secure a finishing mold around the prosthesis, mix the… Continue reading

June 2015

Soletech Flex Insoles

Soletech now offers Rigid-Flex and Semi-Flex insoles for athletes and others who will benefit from extra arch support. Both the Rigid-Flex and Semi-Flex insoles are lightweight and slender, with a streamlined shape. Continue reading

June 2015

Townsend Active Reliever

Townsend Design announces the North American release of the Active Reliever, a soft shell single-upright knee brace for osteoarthritis (OA). This brace, available off the shelf or custom fitted, is designed to relieve pain by reducing load on the… Continue reading

June 2015

Chronic Pain Education System

Physical therapist Adriaan Louw’s Why You Hurt: Therapeutic Neuroscience Education System is a comprehensive tool for teaching patients about pain, distilling complex neuroscience into easily approachable language, examples, metaphors and… Continue reading

June 2015

Diabetic Compression

Sigvaris announces a new therapeutic compression sock option for patients with diabetes. Constructed with the company’s drirelease yarns and embedded FreshGuard technology, Sigvaris Eversoft Diabetic Socks are designed to… Continue reading

June 2015

Hersco LEAP Ankle Brace

Hersco’s new Lower Extremity Ankle Protection (LEAP) brace, the latest in the company’s line of ankle foot orthoses (AFOs), is designed to help improve stability and proprioception in elderly patients and others who are at risk for… Continue reading

June 2015

Copolymer Polypropylene

Copolymer polypropylene is now available from Allied O&P Supply in red, light blue, royal blue, purple, yellow, light pink, and brown. Copolymer polypro­pylene has some flexibility and good crack resistance, but it is more resilient and… Continue reading

June 2015

Plantarflexion Limiter Kit

Tamarack Habilitation Technologies announces the Tamarack Plantarflexion Limiter Kit, which provides 30° of precision adjustability for plantar flexion control. Kits come in medium and large sizes, can be used with thermoplastic and… Continue reading

June 2015

Pressurex Duration

Sensor Products announces Pressurex Duration, a visual indicator sensor film that reveals the longevity of physical compressive load. The technological innovation behind Pressurex Duration is a sophis­ticated nanoparticle lattice structure that… Continue reading

June 2015

Sidekicks Freestyles

Allied OSI Labs has expanded the “SideKicks” over-the-counter (OTC) orthotic line, providing a more complete solution for in-office dispensing. The original SideKicks line, launched in 2012, consisted of three full-length OTC foot orthoses… Continue reading

June 2015

Galloway wins third place on DWTS

Noah Galloway, a double amputee and former soldier who lost his left arm above the elbow and left leg above the knee after a 2005 roadside bombing in Iraq, finished third during the May 19 finale of season 20 of ABC’s Dancing With the Stars (DWTS). Continue reading

June 2015

Biodex, Concussion Health offer rehab cert

Shirley, NY-based Biodex Medical Systems and Austin, TX-based Concussion Health reported on May 28 that the two companies have completed a preferred vendor partnership to create a concussion management program for Biodex’s rehabilitation facility customers. Continue reading

June 2015

Streifeneder, OPIE partner on purchasing

The Gainesville, FL-based OPIE Choice Network and Streifen­eder USA in Tampa, FL, on May 8 announced they have inked two new agreements. Continue reading

June 2015

Össur, SpringActive to license bionic ankle

Reykjavik, Iceland-based Össur and Tempe, AZ-based Spring­Active on May 6 jointly announced a licensing agreement between the global provider of advanced prosthetics and the privately held engineering firm that specializes in robotics and powered prosthetic devices. Continue reading

June 2015

Kinesio tape improves dynamic balance

Sunku Kwon, LAT, ATC, an athletic trainer from Brigham Young University in Provo, UT, presented research on May 27 at the Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine in… Continue reading

June 2015

Ottobock renews OPAF gold sponsorship

Ottobock, which has its North American headquarters in Austin, TX, on May 27 renewed its $10,000 gold-level sponsorship of the Orthotic & Prosthetic Activities Foundation (OPAF). Continue reading

June 2015

Registration open for bicycle-fitting event

The Sixth Annual Medicine of Cycling Conference will be held at USA Cycling headquarters in Colorado Springs, CO, August 14-16. Continue reading

June 2015

Nets’ Walsh wins top NBATA award

The NBA Trainers Association (NBATA) on May 16 awarded the Brooklyn Nets’ Tim Walsh, ATC, its Jim O’Toole Athletic Trainer of the Year for the second consecutive year. Continue reading

June 2015

AOPA announces Thranhardt finalists

The American Orthotic & Prosthetic Association (AOPA) on June 3 announced the contenders for its 2015 Fall Thranhardt Award and noted the five finalists will present their research at AOPA’s annual National Assembly… Continue reading

June 2015

OTC orthoses reduce plantar fascia strain

Sole, SuperFeet, and PowerStep over-the-counter (OTC) orthoses reduce plantar fascia strain, according to research epublished on May 26 in Prosthetics and Orthotics International. Continue reading

June 2015

APTA names Jette PTJ editor-in-chief

The Alexandria, VA-based American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) on June 1 named Alan M. Jette, PT, PhD, FAPTA, editor-in-chief of its monthly scientific journal, Physical Therapy (PTJ). Jette will serve a five-year term beginning… Continue reading