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March 2018

Center of pressure in normal, pes planus, and pes cavus feet

To better understand the association of non-normal foot postures with an increased risk of injury to the lower extremity, Australian researchers evaluated center of pressure (COP) in adults with pes planus, pes cavus, or normal feet. Continue reading

March 2018

Midfoot mobility and patellofemoral pain

Seeking to better understand foot mobility in adults with ­patel­lo­­femoral pain (PFP, or so-called runner’s knee), Australian researchers studied almost 200 adults aged 18 to 50 years. Both weight-bearing and non-weight-bearing measures were used to calculate… Continue reading

March 2018

Foot pain, ill-fitted footwear increase risk of falls in elderly

Foot pain and poor-fitting footwear are among the well-known risk factors for falls among the elderly. Two new studies from Spain sought to quantify the significance of these issues in the elderly by looking at lesser toe deformities (LTD) in a general population, and footwear fit among those with Alzheimer’s disease. Continue reading

March 2018

Reliability of FPI-6 in older adults warrants caution

Because it uses 6 items to quantify and classify foot pressure, the Foot Pressure Index-6 (FPI-6) is considered a more complete measure than many others. The FPI-6 has been validated for use with adults aged 18 to 57, where it can play a role in identifying risk factors for sports and training injuries. Continue reading

March 2018

Neuromuscular training in high-risk female adolescent athletes

Noting that an up to 10-fold increased risk of injury has been demonstrated in female athletes compared with male athletes, particularly for anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) sprains, patellofemoral pain, and ankle injuries, researchers sought to evaluate the effects of… Continue reading

March 2018

How might power training improve gait in older adults?

Building on previous data that tentatively supports the possibility that power training could induce changes in neuromuscular activation during level walking in older adults, researchers tested the effects of a 10-week… Continue reading

March 2018

Effects of running-specific prostheses at varying speeds

Most previous studies on running mechanics in amputees have used prostheses originally designed for walking, and those that have looked at running mechanics using prostheses designed for running have focused on sprinting. Continue reading

April 2018

ETFMx Multi-Frequency Electronic Tuning Fork

O’Brien Medical introduces the ETFMx multi-frequency electronic tuning fork. Building on the success of the ETF128, clinicians can now test sensation with the 3 most used frequencies in medicine, 64, 128 and 256 Hz. The ETFMx is used for diagnosing and… Continue reading

April 2018

ToePro Exercise Platform

HumanLocomotion.org offers the new ToePro Exercise Platform for strengthening specific small muscles of the foot and ankle to improve balance, enhance jump performance, and increase gait velocity. Because the toe and arch muscles provide stability during the pushoff phase while walking, jumping, and… Continue reading

April 2018

3D Force Sensing Performance Treadmills

AMTI has introduced a new instrumented treadmill: The MOBIUS Treadmill, which is available with an optional incline feature, capable of a 25% gradient. Both models have two independent, 8800N-capacity force platforms, and a newly-designed frame engineered to achieve the… Continue reading

April 2018

Cadence Low Volume Insole

Cadence insoles introduces a thinner, low volume design. The Cadence “Low Volume” provides semi-rigid support and low compression set full-length total contact shock absorbing foam for added comfort in the heel and forefoot. Cadence are easily customized with the addition of a wedge, post or lift if needed. Continue reading

April 2018

Baby Foot Original Exfoliation Foot Peel & Moisturizing Foot Mask

Baby Foot is described as the Original Foot Peel.” In 1997, Baby Foot was created and formulated in Japan. In 2012, Baby Foot was launched in the US. Baby Foot continues to be a loved foot exfoliation brand. Continue reading

March 2018

Core-Spun by Therafirm Support Socks

Core-Spun by Therafirm Support Socks for men and women look and feel like a soft, comfortable everyday sock with the added benefit of true gradient compression, which improves blood flow. Core-Spun Socks are designed to deliver a controlled amount of pressure which… Continue reading

March 2018

Sigvaris Compreflex Lite

SIGVARIS’ COMPREFLEX® LITE is the ideal compression solution for people with stage I or II lymphedema, chronic venous disease, or post-surgical edema but have dexterity and mobility limitations. Continue reading

March 2018

Proprioceptive Insoles by Naboso Barefoot Technology

Naboso Proprioceptive Insoles by Naboso Barefoot Technology bring the power of barefoot science and plantar proprioceptive stimulation to all footwear, regardless of support, cushion, or heel toe drop. Continue reading

March 2018

Darco International Body Armor Pro Term Walker

Darco Introduces the Body Armor Pro Term for TMA, Chopart, and Lisfranc procedure healing. The Body Armor Pro Term is an interim orthosis for conservative treatment following amputations of the forefoot. Continue reading

February 2018

Bandage Replacement System

As reported in the literature self-adjustable tension tabs are 30% faster than bandage wrapping. The Compreflex Reduce Bandage Replacement System from Sigvaris requires 6 simple steps, making it an easy cut-to-fit inelastic product for decongestive therapy, in place of a bandage. Continue reading

February 2018

Proprioceptive Insoles

Naboso Proprioceptive Insoles by Naboso Barefoot Technology bring the power of barefoot science and plantar proprioceptive stimulation to all footwear, regardless of support, cushion, or heel toe drop. Developed by podiatrist and human movement specialist… Continue reading

February 2018

Thermal Vent Heel-Rite

The Swede-O Thermal Vent Heel-Rite support is designed to help relieve plantar fasciitis pain and discomfort. Users adjust heel straps to provide optimal support to the plantar fascia ligament. The Heel-Rite fits comfortably in most shoes. Continue reading

February 2018

Zero-Tool Prosthetic Quick

With improvements in prosthetic technology, more amputees are becoming involved in extreme sports and activities. This means various legs for each diverse activity. The Sergius PQR-15 from Sergius Industries is the first lower-extremity prosthetic quick release that requires no tools to operate. Continue reading

February 2018

Performance Block for Fitness

OPTP has launched the Performance Block, a foam support tool for use in fitness training, yoga, Pilates, and physical  Therapy. Performance Block’s unique  patented “dip” shape supports the user during a variety of exercises and helps promote improved strength and functioning throughout the body. Continue reading

February 2018

Redesigned Original AFO Assist

The Original AFO Assist from Home Heart Beats has been redesigned for the user’s greater convenience. The Original AFO Assist facilitates one-handed donning of AFOs and shoes for those with limited mobility, including patients with multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, and other physical challenges. Continue reading

February 2018

Sani-Vac 750A Dust Collector

Handler Mfg offers its improved 750A Sani-Vac dust collector. The unit incorporates new features intended to assist podiatrists, pedorthists, orthopedists, physical therapists, and their associates by saving time and provide safe material pickup. Continue reading

February 2018

Solid-Color Transfers

Cascade Dafo, creators of the original Dynamic Ankle Foot Orthosis (DAFO), has launched a line of solid-color transfers for its custom braces. Patients can choose from 8 new color options and pair them with any of Cascade’s strap and padding designs and colors. Continue reading

February 2018

Therafirm/Knit-Rite receive state award

Therafirm, Hamlet, NC, and its parent company, Knit-Rite, Kansas City, KS, received North Carolina’s Top Rural Exporter Award, one of five awards sponsored by the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina and presented by Governor Roy Cooper at a ceremony in the Governor’s Mansion on January 31. Continue reading