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September 2009

Orthotics: Management of functional flat foot

Optimal arch height may depend on whether the goal is to control motion or dynamic balance.
By Stephen D. Perry, PhD, E. Anne Cunningham, Msc, CPed, and Kelly M. Goodwin, BSc

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September 2009

In the Moment: O&P

Amputee runners hit the lab
Plus: Gait, work and AFOs • Morton’s extension

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September 2009

In the Moment: Sports Medicine

Seeking a fatigue-injury link
Plus: Baseball sliding strategies • Detraining and ankle injury

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September 2009

In the Moment: Footwear

Kids’ loads shift underfoot
Plus: High heels and knee OA • Children and flip-flops

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September 2009

Market Mechanics

Horseshoe shape is luckiest for hips In a study comparing hip protector products, Hipsaver’s 16 mm thick continuous pad provided the greatest reduction in peak force to the hip, but the SafeHip 16 mm horseshoe-shaped pad most effectively deflected force … Continue reading

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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August 2009

Knee OA: Take a load off

From weight loss to exercise to lever arms, effective early interventions can stave off surgery.
By Monica R. Maly, PT, PhD

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August 2009

Achilles tears: Angling for optimal outcomes

The optimal immobilization angle for Achilles tendon healing may be smaller than previously thought.
By Walter H. Wray III, MD, Conor Regan, MD, Sagar Patel, BS, Ryan May, BS, and Selene G. Parekh, MD, MBA

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August 2009

Diabetes: Taking steps to prevent amputation

How a Nashville intervention program decreased amputation rates by 40% over a five year period.
By Mark Hinkes, DPM

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August 2009

Rehab speeds return after ACL surgery

At this knee center, return to play is based not on the calendar but on range of motion and strength. By Scott E. Urch, MD, K. Donald Shelbourne, MD, and Heather Freeman, PT, DHS

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August 2009

How cadavers could change your practice

Modeling studies have implications for management of plantar fasciitis, stress fractures and PTTD.
By Erin D. Ward, DPM

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August 2009

Technology: Choosing a digital foot scanner

Digital scanners can save time and money, but only if they provide the clinical information you need.
By Larry Huppin, DPM

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August 2009

LIMP from G&W

G&W Heel Lift launches the first leg inequality measurement pad. The easy-to-use Leg Inequality Measurement Pad is eight layers of tinted vinyl, each 3 mm thick, for a total of 24 mm or approximately one inch. The layers are easily … Continue reading

August 2009

RX24 Quadrastep System

The RX24 Quadrastep system is a biomechanically tailored approach to ready-to-wear orthosis prescription that is designed to yield custom-quality results. Inventor Roberta Nole, MA, PT, CPed,  has created a patented clinical algorithm that identifies and categorizes a patient’s feet into … Continue reading

August 2009

In the Moment: Sports Medicine

Plus: Knee and the NFL • Tape takes on exercise
by Jordana Bieze Foster

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August 2009

In the Moment: O&P

Plus: Ankle brace effects Amputee hip strength • Feedback boosts OA bracing by Jordana Bieze Foster

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August 2009

In the Moment: Foot Care

Rehab enhances HV results
Post-op plan medializes weight bearing

Austrian researchers have found that rehabilitation following hallux valgus surgery can significantly improve weightbearing under the first ray, which has long been one of the barriers to full functional recovery.

by Jordana Bieze Foster

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August 2009

Market Mechanics: APMA Round-up

Evidence supports foot care products
Companies from across the foot care spectrum got a boost from research presented in July at the annual meeting of the American Podiatric Medical Association in Toronto. Continue reading

August 2009

Orthofeet Breathable Shoes

Orthofeet is introducing innovative Women’s shoes that combine chic design with stretchy fit in the forefoot. The shoes feature unique Double Fastening Strap System that allows fastening on either side of the shoe, as well as easy adjustment of the … Continue reading

August 2009

Dynamic Walk

The Dynamic Walk Orthosis is a new dorsiflexion assist AFO constructed of thermomoldable carbon fiber composite. Utilizing high-fatigue life PEEK rods bilaterally as the flexing members, the Dynamic Walk provides substantial dorsi-assist with subtalar inversion and eversion control.  The open … Continue reading

July 2009

Book helps patients prevent amputation

The advice and interventions that have helped decrease amputation rates by 40% in Nashville veterans are now detailed in a book targeted at patients with diabetes and the practitioners who treat them.

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July 2009

GAITRite-CIR names Ross award winner

Evan T. Cohen, PT, MA, NCS, received the first Ellen C. Ross memorial award, established by GAITRite-CIR Systems to honor the former professor and director of Post-Professional Physical Therapy Education…

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July 2009

Studies show DJO products improve mechanics, ease patellofemoral pain

Research presented at the International Patellofemoral Research Retreat supports the use of two DonJoy Orthopedics products, the SERF femoral strap and the Tru-Pull Advance knee brace.

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July 2009

In the Moment: 0&P

Plus: Oscar Pistorius, Drop foot AFO technology
by Jordana Bieze Foster

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July 2009

Practice Tactics: Treatment protocols

Documented care plans can dramatically improve both your bottom line and your patients’ outcomes.
By Jason Kraus

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