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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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July 2009

Patellofemoral pain takes turn in spotlight

Welcome to the decade of patellofemoral pain: Exclusive coverage from the first-ever PFPS research retreat.
By Jordana Bieze Foster

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July 2009

Diabetes: Options for Offloading

Removable cast walkers offer alternatives to the total contact cast.
By James McGuire, DPM, PT, CPed

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July 2009

Gait Analysis: The link to clinical outcomes

Gait analysis affects treatment decision-making, patient management and outcomes By Tishya A.L. Wren, PhD, Carole A. Tucker, PT, PhD, PCS, and Robert M. Kay, MD

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July 2009

Treating knee pain from the ground up

Functional foot orthoses can help relieve symptoms
By Paul R. Scherer, DPM

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July 2009

OA research: It’s all about the shoes

The next big thing in knee osteoarthritis treatment might be a variable-stiffness shoe
By Jennifer C. Erhart, PhD, Nicholas J. Giori, MD, PhD, and Thomas P. Andriacchi, PhD

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July 2009

Sports Medicine: An athlete’s oasis in the Middle East

Western-style sports medicine is alive and well in the tiny Gulf nation of Qatar
By Craig R. Bottoni, MD

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July 2009

In the Moment: Sports Medicine

Plus: Running shoes, Lunges and ligaments
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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August 2009

Medi USA PT Control

Medi USA LP Launches PT® Control Whitsett, NC, May 20, 2009. Medi USA receives favorable Medicare reimbursement for the PT® Control, which is a knee brace designed to ease the pain and aid in the rehabilitation of patients suffering from … Continue reading

July 2009

Patriot AFO

The Patriot AFO is available in a firm, semi rigid, or flexible reinforcement material to provide the correct amount of support and stability. A full interface lining cushions and protects skin integrity.

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July 2009

SoleTech Night Splint

The SoleTech® Night Splint is available in three universal sizes(S, M, and L) to fit most patients and is indicated for Plantar Fasciitis, Achilles Tendonitis and other lower extremity overuse injuries.

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July 2009

ProLab’s P3 Functional Prefab

ProLab has been a leader in orthotic therapy since 1989, offering high-quality orthotic products including: custom Pathology Specific™ foot orthoses, custom Stabilizer Gauntlet AFOs, custom Functional AFOs, and the new P3 Kiddythotic Prefabs.

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