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July 2017

NATA inducts hall of famers at 68th expo

The Dallas, TX-based National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) on June 28 inducted seven individuals into its Hall of Fame at the association’s 68th Clinical Symposia and AT Expo in Houston, TX. Continue reading

July 2017

Amputee groups air ACA reform concerns

The Alexandria, VA-based American Orthotic & Prosthetic Association (AOPA) and the Amputee Coalition, headquartered in Knox­ville, TN, on June 27 held a news conference to outline the “big three” priority issues in the healthcare reform debate for amputees. Continue reading

July 2017

ACR, AAHKS publish TJA drug care recs

Arthritis Care & Research on June 16 epublished guidelines from the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) and American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS) on perioperative management of antirheumatic medication for patients with rheumatic diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis, spondyloarthritis, juvenile… Continue reading

July 2017

BOC picks first Newberry Award winner

The Owings Mills, MD-based Board of Certification/Accreditation (BOC) in July made Harry J.R. Brandt, BOCO, CO, LO, the inaugural recipient of the Jim Newberry Award for Extraordinary Service. Continue reading

July 2017

Panel issues protocols for Össur hip brace

A multidisciplinary panel of clinical experts in June released treatment protocol recommendations for three populations of patients with hip osteoarthritis (OA) that included first-time advice regarding Foothills Ranch, CA-based Össur’s Unloader Hip brace. Continue reading

July 2017

ACSM gives first young scientist award

Bloomington, IN-based American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) at its May 30-June 3 annual meeting in Denver, CO, awarded Allison Gruber, PhD, assistant professor in Indiana University Bloomington’s School of Public Health, its Young Scientist Award. Continue reading

July 2017

ROMP climbs highlight amputee issues

The Denver, CO-based Range of Mobility Project (ROMP) in July announced it is encouraging groups of supporters across the globe to organize climbs to back the nonprofit’s mission of providing high-quality prosthetic care in underserved populations. Continue reading

July 2017

Orpyx smart insoles used in wound healing

Plastic Surgery Case Studies on June 28 epublished a report detailing the use of Calgary, Canada-based Orpyx’s smart insole system in the management of loss of protective sensation in a patient with a degloving injury of the foot reconstructed with a latissimus dorsi free flap and skin graft. Continue reading

July 2017

Ottobock to assist Invictus Games athletes

Austin, Texas-based Ottobock reported in July it will provide O&P technical services for the Invictus Games for the third year since the event’s 2014 inaugural competition in London, UK. Continue reading

July 2017

NYSPMA installs Caribbean-born president

The New York State Podiatric Medical Association (NYSPMA) announced in June it has installed Patricia Nicholas, DPM, as the 75th president of the association. Nicholas, in private practice in Wading River, NY, is the first Caribbean-born woman to serve as president. Continue reading

July 2017

AOPA plans week on compliance, ethics

The Alexandria, VA-based American Orthotic & Prosthetic Association (AOPA) announced in June the association and its members will celebrate Healthcare Compliance & Ethics Week (HCEW) November 5-11 in Phoenix, AZ. Continue reading

July 2017

Upstep sells custom orthoses to patients

Upstep, founded by entrepreneurs in Rishon LeZion, Israel, is launching an online service that lets US customers order custom foot orthoses online. Upstep sends customers a footprint kit with simple instructions for making an imprint that’s mailed back to the company, which uses 3D technology to scan the footprint. Continue reading

June 2017

Paralympian to run for U Arkansas

The University of Arkansas in Fayetteville in May reported that double-amputee Hunter Woodhall has committed to run track for the university in the 2017-2018 season. Continue reading

June 2017

TCI names BOC CEO top female biz leader

The Commonwealth Institute (TCI) of South Florida in May recognized Claudia Zacharias, MBA, CAE, president and CEO of the Owing Mills, MD-based Board of Certification/Accreditation (BOC), as a top 50 women-led business leader at its 12th annual Top Women-Led Businesses Luncheon, held in Miami. Continue reading

June 2017

Powerstep acquires Light Orthotics

West Chester, OH-based Powerstep in April announced the acquisition of Light Orthotics, headquartered in Westlake Village, CA. Continue reading

June 2017

ACSM urges caution in peds stem cell work

The Indianapolis, IN-based American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) in May released a call to action paper outlining major priorities for research in regenerative medicine therapies in pediatric sports injuries. Continue reading

June 2017

Shriners—St. Louis opens MSK lab

Shriners Hospitals for Children— St. Louis in May celebrated the official opening of its research lab focusing on regenerative medicine and pediatric musculoskeletal research. Continue reading

June 2017

Brenau DPT program marks milestone

Brenau University’s three-year-old physical therapy (PT) doctoral degree program in May marked important milestones with the matriculation of 40 members of the new physical therapy cohort Continue reading

June 2017

Data validate uses for Zeno walkway

Research from Elon University in North Carolina presented at the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) annual meeting held in late May and early June in Boulder, CO, validated Havertown, PA-based Protokinetics Zeno walkway for measuring spatiotemporal parameters of backward gait in older adults and breast cancer survivors. Continue reading

June 2017

U Maryland adopts PhysiMax system

Bronx, NY-based PhysiMax and the University of Maryland Department of Athletics in College Park announced in May that the department will follow a successful pilot program of the company’s movement assessment technology with a wider rollout. Continue reading

June 2017

OLT offers 3D-printed custom sandals

Windsor, Canada-based TDL Systems’ OLT Footcare in May began a Kickstarter campaign for its 3D-printed custom sandals. Continue reading

June 2017

Pairing Evenup lift, walking boot helps gait

The Journal of Allied Health in June published a study of Buford, GA-based Evenup’s shoe lift, showing the device offered clinically meaningful improvements in lower extremity function and disability over usual care in individuals with temporary limb length inequality. Continue reading

June 2017

Cure, GCI work to end clubfoot disability

New Cumberland, PA-based Cure International, along with its partners in the Oxford, UK-based Global Clubfoot Initiative (GCI), on June 3—World Clubfoot Day—launched a strategy to end worldwide clubfoot disability by 2030. Continue reading

June 2017

Sanford, UND plan ortho residency program

Sanford Health, based in Sioux Falls, SD, and the University of North Dakota (UND) School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) in Grand Forks, ND, announced in May the organizations are collaborating on an Orthopedic Residency Program set to begin in summer 2018. Continue reading

May 2017

OpWalk Carolinas donates care in Cuba

Three Charlotte, NC-based healthcare organizations on May 10 sent medical staff and resources to Cuba to perform critical hip and knee replacements. Continue reading