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February 2015

Sigvaris Merino
 Wool Socks

Sigvaris is pleased to announce that its All Season Merino Wool Socks are joining the Sigvaris Medical collection, designed for men and women who wear 20-30 mmHg medical graduated compression socks every day. Continue reading

February 2015

Tommie Copper 
Compression Gear

Tommie Copper’s recovery line of compression products includes multiple colored sleeves, apparel, and accessories such as shorts and tights for all the pain points of the body, designed to be comfortably worn all day and throughout the night. Continue reading

February 2015

Sonostics
 HeartPartner

Sonostics develops and markets “pacemakers for the second heart”—the soleus muscle—to provide nonpharm­- aco­logic relief from unexplained fatigue, swollen feet and ankles, muscle/joint pain, cold hands/feet, dizziness, brain… Continue reading

February 2015

Vicon 
Nexus 2

Nexus 2 is the newest version of Vicon’s data capture software for sports, rehabilitation, gait analysis, and biomechanical research. New major updates address speed, methodology, and accuracy challenges faced by both clinicians and… Continue reading

February 2015

Fascia Therapy 
Book and Tools

Eric Franklin’s new book, Fascia Release and Balance, educates the reader on how connective tissues integrate the body’s components and facilitate all movements. This knowledge is reinforced by Franklin Method ball-rolling and imagery… Continue reading

February 2015

‘Garden Stretches’
 Patient Education

Stretching Inc. presents stretching as a simple, gentle activity that can be done by anyone, anywhere, at any time. “Garden Stretches” provides detailed instructions and illustrations of stretches to do before, during, and after gardening to help… Continue reading

February 2015

Squid Cold
 Compression

Squid, a dynamic cold compression system, combines sequential compression with cold therapy. The cold compression directs edema away from the extremities and toward the heart, promoting venous return and increasing local circulation. Continue reading

February 2015

Rocktape
 RockGuards II

Rocktape now offers RockGuards II, designed to protect the shins of the wearer during physical activity such as rope climbs, CrossFit, dead lifts, and cleans and snatches. Continue reading

February 2015

Armor1 Ankle
 Roll Guard

The new Armor1 Ankle Roll Guard is designed to prevent ankle sprains by cushioning the ankle during an inversion, or “roll.” Unlike a brace, the Armor1 Ankle Roll Guard… Continue reading

February 2015

Orthotimer Wear
Time Monitor

Pro-Tech Orthopedics is the exclusive North American distributor of the Orthotimer, an electronic monitoring system that documents the wear time of orthopedic devices for outpatients. The heart of the Orthotimer system is a small microsensor… Continue reading

February 2015

PF Sock
Night Splint

The PF Sock is a specialist-designed night splint that is intended to provide an optimum stretch of the plantar fascia and speed recovery. The PF Sock is designed to hold the ankle joint in a neutral position while dorsiflexing the toes—a combination that can… Continue reading

February 2015

Out on a limb: imperfect symmetry

Psychologists tell us that the symmetry of a person’s face influences whether he or she is perceived as attractive. But when it comes to rehabilitation of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries, some types of symmetry are more desirable than others.

By Jordana Bieze Foster, Editor Continue reading

February 2015

Offloading Pulseboot

Pulseboot footwear is designed to improve diabetic foot ulcer healing, reduce limb loss, and help lesions stay healed. Pulseboot offloads pressure using an advanced material (D3O) and contoured insole design. A discreet rigid offloader controls unwanted foot motion… Continue reading

February 2015

Trial finds Pluristem product safe, improves post-THA muscle strength

A phase I/II trial of Pluristem Therapeutics’ expanded placental cell product for treatment of muscle injury after total hip arthroplasty (THA) found significant improvements in maximal voluntary muscle contraction force six months postsurgery in both operated and nonoperated gluteal muscle. Continue reading

February 2015

Sigvaris partners with wound-care expert

Compression garment manufacturer Sigvaris in January partnered with physical therapist and wound care and lymphedema management expert Robyn Bjork, MPT, CWS, WCC, CLT-LANA, CLWT, to help support innovation for patients with lymphedema, chronic venous insuffi­ciency, and venous ulcers. Continue reading

February 2015

13th DFCon event scheduled for March

The 13th Diabetic Foot Global Conference (DFcon) 2015 is scheduled for March 19-21 at the Loews Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles. Continue reading

February 2015

Hanger revamps peer support program

Birmingham, AL-based Hanger Clinic in early 2015 changed the name of its Amputee Empowerment Partners Peer Support Program to the AMPOWER program (empoweringamputees.org). Continue reading

February 2015

PT foundation awards $2.5M COE grant

The Alexandria, VA-based Foundation for Physical Therapy announced February 5 that it has awarded Brown University in Providence, RI, $2.5 million to establish the Center on Health Services Training and Research (CoHSTAR) over the next five years. Continue reading

February 2015

Arcopedico donates 2200 pairs of shoes

Sparks, NV-based Arcopedico USA reported on February 3 that it has gifted more than 2200 pairs of its Portuguese-made comfort footwear to young women in villages throughout Haiti. Continue reading

February 2015

Koven, LEAP collaborate to save limbs

The Preventive Foot Care Centers of America, a managed care podiatry network administered by the Las Vegas-based Lower Extremity Amputation Prevention (LEAP) Alliance, announced on January 22 a collaborative amputation prevention effort with Koven Tech­nology, based in St. Louis, MO. Continue reading

February 2015

BOC reaccredited, elects 2015 board

The Board of Certification/Accreditation (BOC) reported February 11 that the National Commission for Certifying Agencies has reaccredited its pedorthist certification program for ano­ther five-year period. Approximately 275 professionals are currently certified as BOC pedorthists (BOCPDs). Continue reading

February 2015

PFA welcomes Meanwell memorial fund gifts

The Pedorthic Footcare Association (PFA) invites its members to contribute to a memorial fund for the family of Bill Meanwell, CPed, a longtime PFA member and pedorthist who died on November 14, 2014, in Broken Arrow, OK. Continue reading

February 2015

Ottobock awards $1000 photo contest prize

Ottobock North America has named Carlos Gonzalez of San Francisco, CA, winner of its 2014 C-Leg Heroes photo contest grand prize. Continue reading

February 2015

FDA clears MedShape’s bone-sparing plate

Atlanta-based MedShape noted on February 2 that the US Food and Drug Administration has given 510(k) clearance to its 3D-printed FastForward Bone Tether Plate, a primary component of the company’s FastForward Bunion Correction System. Continue reading

February 2015

Altra introduces smart running shoe

Orem, UT-based Altra introduced its Halo running shoe with an integrated gait-detecting sensor in January at the 2015 International Consumer Electronic Show in Las Vegas. Continue reading