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January 2017

BOC board announces 2017 officers

The Owings Mills, MD-based Board of Certification/Accreditation (BOC) announced in January that it has elected its 2017 executive committee and made two additions to its board. Continue reading

January 2017

Wiley, ASBMR journal open for submissions

Hoboken, NJ-based John Wiley and Sons and The American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) in January opened submissions for its new open access peer-reviewed publication, JBMR Plus. Continue reading

January 2017

Algeos forecasts strong growth in 2017

Medical products specialist Algeos, headquartered in Liverpool, UK, reported on December 28 that the business had achieved a turnover of £11.2 million and profit before tax of £400,000 during the last 12 months and predicted turnover will grow to at least £11.8 million during 2017. Continue reading

January 2017

Dr. Comfort shoe improves foot pressure

Biomechanists from the UK reported in January that an off-the-shelf medical grade shoe made by Mequon, WI-based Dr. Comfort was associated with increased comfort and reduced forefoot pressure compared with participants’ preferred shoes. Continue reading

January 2017

Pacers use PhysiMax for injury prevention

Indianapolis, IN-based PhysiMax Technologies in December announced the National Basketball Association’s (NBA) Indiana Pacers will use its real-time visual analysis technology to assess player injury risk. Continue reading

January 2017

AOPA calls for 2017 world congress papers

The Washington, DC-based American Orthotic & Prosthetic Association (AOPA) in December called for submissions for its 2017 World Congress, scheduled for September 6-9 in Las Vegas. Continue reading

January 2017

Medline wins podiatry GPO contract

Responding to US Bureau of Labor statistics that estimate employment of podiatrists is expected to grow 14% by 2024, Northfield, IL-based Medline in November announced a collaboration with Indianapolis, IN-based Talar Capital Partners (TCP), a podiatry-specific Group Purchasing Organization (GPO). Continue reading

January 2017

USOC names Paralympian to board

The Colorado Springs, CO-based United States Olympic Committee (USOC) on January 3 announced its addition of Cheri Blauwet, MD, as an independent member of its board of directors. Continue reading

January 2017

Growth forecast for global orthotic mkt

A to Z Research reported in September that the global foot orthotic insoles market, valued at approximately $2.637 million in 2015, is expected to reach approximately $3.678 million by 2021, growing at a CAGR (compound annual growth rate) of around 5.6% between 2016 and 2021. Continue reading

January 2017

Hanger foundation awards $424K in 2016

The Austin, TX-based Hanger Charitable Foundation in December completed its final round of 2016 grants, awarding $225,000 to five nonprofits, the foundation reported. These awards bring the foundation’s total 2016 grants awarded to more than $424,000, given to 25 organizations, according to a Hanger release. Continue reading

January 2017

Coral Cinnamon Supplement

Coral introduces Coral Cinnamon 6—a supplement designed to harness cinnamon’s ability to assist the body in regulating glucose, which can help relieve symptoms associated with diabetic peripheral neuropathy. Vegetarian capsules of Coral Cinnamon 6 deliver calcium from… Continue reading

January 2017

Therafirm Ease Microfiber Socks

Therafirm introduces Ease Microfiber Thigh Highs and Knee Highs to round out the Ease Microfiber line. Like the previously released tights, the new stockings are made with high stretch microfiber yarns that facilitate donning and doffing. Continue reading

January 2017

Vero and Vue Vicon Cameras

Vicon’s two new cameras, Vero and Vue, join the company’s flagship camera, Vantage, to form a new product family. Vero is an affordable system suited to a wide range of applications with an optical high-resolution camera range that offers power, performance, flexibility, and… Continue reading

January 2017

Insite Insoles for Athletes

The Insite Insoles team has created an after-market line of insoles that are engineered specifically for athletes and athletic footwear. Insite’s insoles can be used for preventing injuries like plantar fasciitis, tendinitis, shin splits, and other sports-related injuries caused by… Continue reading

January 2017

Spectrum Trail Midweight Crew

Injinji offers the new Spectrum Trail Midweight Crew sock, engineered for runners’ comfort and fit while traversing unpredictable terrain. This midcalf sock incorporates design elements to optimize fit, feel, and protection in any shoe, allowing the wearer to focus on running. Continue reading

January 2017

Moji Foot Pro Massage Tool

Designed for runners, but with universal lower extremity appeal, the Moji Foot Pro is a device designed to relieve foot pain by stretching and massaging the entire plantar fascia, providing intense deep tissue kneading. The unit features six stainless steel rotating massage spheres… Continue reading

January 2017

Stability+ Walking Poles

Exerstrider Products introduces the new Stability+ Medisport ergonomically designed walking poles, designed to meet the needs of podiatric, physical therapy, and orthopedic professionals and their patients. The medical-grade aluminum alloy Stability+ telescoping poles… Continue reading

January 2017

FS6+ Foot and Calf Sleeve

Allied OSI Labs adds the OS1st FS6+ Compression Foot & Calf Sleeve to its growing catalog for foot and ankle practices’ dispensing programs. The FS6+ Compression Sleeve is designed to prevent and/or relieve pain associated with plantar fasciitis, shin splints, leg cramps, and… Continue reading

January 2017

Stride Short Low-profile Insoles

Building on the success of the company’s Stride insoles, Tread Labs introduces the Stride Short orthotic insole—a 2/3-length product designed for lower volume shoes that may not have a removable insole. Stride Short insoles feature molded poly­propylene arch… Continue reading

January 2017

Exos Free Motion Ankle

DJO Global now offers the Exos Free Motion Ankle—a prefabricated ankle foot orthosis that can be fully customized and formed to the patient, providing functional stabilization of the ankle-foot complex and addressing bony abnormality, chronic instability, and… Continue reading

January 2017

Apex Bunion Night Splint

Apex Bunion Night Splints help keep the big toe aligned and comfort the pain associated with bunions. The soft bumper pad cushions the big toe, while the adjustable hook and loop strap acts as a lever to gradually align the big toe toward its natural position. Continue reading

January 2017

ActivMotion Bar Exercise Guide

OPTP has published a new physical therapy exercise guide for the ActivMotion Bar. The 50-page, softcover Activating Functional Mobility manual is designed to help patients develop strength, mobility, and balance. It features a full-body training program, including… Continue reading

January 2017

Patellofemoral pain subgroups: A critical first step toward personalized clinical intervention

Researchers from the UK have identified three subgroups of individuals with patellofemoral pain (PFP) that can be determined using simple evidence-based clinical tests—a key first step toward developing targeted treatment strategies as part of the ongoing effort to improve PFP outcomes.

By Jessie Janssen, PhD; James Selfe, DSc; Michael Callaghan, PhD; Chris Sutton, PhD; Paola Dey, PhD; and Jim Richards, PhD Continue reading

January 2017

Influence of mental health on diabetic foot outcomes

As evidence accumulates suggesting negative effects of depression, dementia, and other mental health issues on gait and foot-related outcomes in people with diabetes, researchers are looking at ways to screen for risk factors and psychosocial issues earlier in the continuum of care.

By Hank Black Continue reading

January 2017

The role of hip extensor strength during cutting

Although most clinicians tend to emphasize hip abductor and external rotator muscle  strengthening in injury prevention and rehabilitation, recent research suggests exercises to increase explosive hip extensor strength may be critical for controlling frontal plane motion during cutting tasks.

By Marc Norcross, PhD, ATC, and Sam Johnson, PhD, ATC Continue reading