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July 2016

NIDDK funds study of off-loading AFO

Orthotic & Prosthetic Design and the Program in Physical Therapy at the Washington University School of Medicine, both in St. Louis, MO, reported in June that the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases has awarded university investigators a $185,000 grant to develop an off-loading carbon composite ankle foot orthosis (AFO). Continue reading

July 2016

Diabetesevent toincludeDFUworkshop

The 9th World Congress on Prevention of Diabetes and Its Complications, scheduled for December 2-4 in Atlanta, GA, will include a separate two-day Diabetic Foot Workshop sponsored by the online Center for Diabetes Education… Continue reading

July 2016

Medi’s restiffic wrap provides RLS relief

A pilot study published in the July issue of The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association found that medi USA’s newly released device for treating restless leg syndrome (RLS) is associated with significant symptom relief. Continue reading

July 2016

Study finds need for adaptive apparel

Researchers from the University of Missouri in Columbia reported in June in Disability and Rehabilitation that the lack of adequate accessible apparel keeps people with disabilities from engaging in their communities. Continue reading

July 2016

Ottobock releases socket technology

Austin, TX-based Ottobock in June released in the US the DVS-Dynamic Vacuum, transtibial socket technology that reduces movement between the limb and socket associated with limb volume fluctuations. Continue reading

July 2016

Siren Care to market smart diabetes sock

San Francisco-based Siren Care has partnered with Pasindu Lugoda, a PhD student at the University of Nottingham Trent in the UK, and his colleagues in the university’s Advanced Textiles Research Group to bring to market a smart sock to help prevent amputation in people with diabetes. Continue reading

July 2016

Tekscan taps Podoloff as chief tech officer

Boston-based Tekscan in June announced the appointment of Rob Podoloff, MS, as its new chief technology officer (CTO). Podoloff in the late 1980s was one of the company’s original founders. Continue reading

July 2016

OPTP Posture Brick

OPTP has added the Posture Brick to its line of fitness and therapy products. Posture Bricks can be used for yoga or Pilates, or in clinical settings focused on positioning, posture, and therapeutic exercise. Posture Bricks are made from closed-cell, heat-molded EVA… Continue reading

July 2016

Spenco Slides and Sandals

Spenco Medical Corporation’s new line of sandals and slides is characterized by summery stripes, bright colors, and a new width option. New to the Spenco footwear line are the Breeze open-toe slides and sandals for men and women and the Montauk closed-toe slide for women. Continue reading

July 2016

EcoPure Coral Powder

EcoPure Coral Powder is derived from coral that is harvested “above-sea” to help protect the ocean. This powder, featured in the Coral Complex3 supplement from Coral, is also available on its own. EcoPure powder offers 350 mg of bio­available coral calcium per serving… Continue reading

July 2016

Pro-Tec Athletics PF Sleeve

New from Pro-Tec Athletics is the PF Sleeve, a low-profile, comfortable option for treating plantar fasciitis. The PF Sleeve features an open-toe design and advanced stitching designed to provide targeted stabilization for the arch, heel, and Achilles tendon. Continue reading

July 2016

Össur Rebound Hip Brace

Össur has launched Rebound Hip, a comfortable, lightweight postoperative brace for patients recovering from hip arthro­scopy, gluteus medius repair, or hamstring repair surgery. The universal belt fits hip circumferences up to 48″, and an optional belt extender… Continue reading

July 2016

Microfiber Shades In New Colors

Sigvaris North America is putting its best foot forward this summer with the launch of several additions to the Microfiber Shades line of graduated compression stockings. Designed to give people a fun, new way to wear compression every day, the Microfiber Shades line is now… Continue reading

July 2016

Thermal Ankle Brace

Orthozone introduces its Thermoskin Thermal Ankle Brace, designed to provide heat therapy and light compression to help increase circulation. Features of the brace include a pull-on design, antislip sole, and two removable side stabilizers for ankle support. Continue reading

July 2016

Diabetic Light Compression Sock

The Caresox Diabetic Light Compression sock is designed to provide maximum comfort for patients with diabetes. Manu­factured in Italy, the quick-drying Silver DryStat fibers are antifungal, antibacterial, and odor resistant. Continue reading

July 2016

Aquaroll System

The Aquaroll System from AquarollUSA is designed to enhance treatment of the foot, ankle, and other extremities. The Aquaroll bead hydromassage system combines 30,000 glass beads and water in motion to create a standing wave. Continue reading

July 2016

Bonapeda Offloading Insole

Bonapeda Enterprises offers the new FORS-15 offloading insole, which is designed to provide gentle, consistent, and durable offloading of selected areas of the foot without edge effects. The insole’s construction features 15-mm thick multilayered Poron, a stable fabric midlayer… Continue reading

July 2016

CuraMedix OrthoPulse Ultra

The OrthoPulse Ultra from Cura­Medix is an acoustic pressure wave device that combines EPAT (Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Technology), innovation, and performance to help physicians eliminate their patients’ musculoskeletal pain. Continue reading

July 2016

Vegetarian Cosamin Verde

The newest member of the Cosamin brand family, Cosamin Verde, is a dietary supplement formulated to help support joint health. Cosamin Verde’s vegetarian formula contains shellfish-free glucosamine hydrochloride, avocado/soybean unsaponifiables (ASU) powder… Continue reading

July 2016

Publisher’s memo: Our ears are open

The key to growth is listening! You never know where the next great idea may come from. When we launched LER in 2009, it was because I kept hearing that the market needed something different. I did my best to assemble the best team to deliver the best content for you. Seven years later, LER is…

By Richard Dubin, Publisher Continue reading

July 2016

NATA meeting research highlights mechanical effects of cleats, tape

Studies presented June 25 at the annual meeting of the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA), held this year in Baltimore, reported on the effectiveness of the Under Armour high-top football cleats for controlling ankle inversion/ eversion and on the… Continue reading

July 2016

NATA opens injury prevention website

The National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) in June at its annual meeting in Baltimore announced the launch of a new website, atyourownrisk.org. Continue reading

July 2016

ISPO reports on disability rehab outreach

The International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics (ISPO) in March published the final report on its joint program with the US Agency for International Development (USAID) on disability rehabilitation in the developing world. Continue reading

July 2016

Orthotist-prosthetist Newberry dies

James Newberry Jr, BOCP, BOCO, BOCPD, a practitioner and board member for the Board of Certification/Accreditation (BOC) died June 27. He worked for more than 40 years at Mahnke’s Orthotics Prosthetics in Oakland Park, FL, where he was a practitioner, owner, and, most recently… Continue reading

July 2016

GlobalData predicts slow joint surgery mkt

London, UK-based GlobalData on June 29 forecasted slow expansion through 2022 for the global hip and knee reconstruction market, which encompasses 39 countries and includes primary, partial, and revision hip and knee replacements, as well as hip resurfacing. Continue reading