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July 2015

NATA inducts its 2015 Hall of Famers

The National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) on June 25 inducted eight individuals into its Hall of Fame at the NATA 66th Clinical Symposia and AT Expo in St. Louis, MO. Continue reading

July 2015

Therafirm legwear wins retail award

The VGM Group (named for founder Van G. Miller) on June 17 awarded Kansas City, KS-based Therafirm’s new Ease brand compression legwear its Most Innovative Retail Product of 2015 honor at the VGM Heartland Conference in Waterloo, IA. Continue reading

July 2015

AOPA names business award nominees

The Washington, DC-based American Orthotic & Prosthetic Association (AOPA) announced on June 9 the contenders for the 2015 Hamontree Award. Continue reading

July 2015

DonJoy launches retail Performance brand

San Diego-based DJO Global on June 10 launched DonJoy Performance for sale to consumers online and in select retailers nationwide. Continue reading

July 2015

Profoot teams up with NYC FC soccer

Brooklyn, NY-based Profoot hosted a game viewing party on July 7 to celebrate its partnership with the New York City FC, which kicked off its inaugural Major League Soccer season in March. Continue reading

July 2015

Dralla announces 2015 grant recipients

The Rockaway, NJ-based Dralla Foundation on June 10 announced its 2015 grant recipients, who will use their shares of the $30,000 in awarded funds to hold events and programs for adults and children with physical challenges. Continue reading

July 2015

ING Source supports pedorthic education

Hickory, NC-based ING Source, which manufactures the OrthoSleeve line of compression products, announced in July a $60,000 donation to The Robert M. Palmer, MD, Institute of Biomechanics (RMPI), based in Elwood, IN. Continue reading

July 2015

Remington Products is top workplace

Employee engagement research firm WorkplaceDynamics on June 21 named Wadsworth, OH-based Remington Products Company one of Northeast Ohio’s Top Workplaces. Continue reading

July 2015

Townsend brace alters knee OA loading

A study epublished June 25 by Prosthetics and Orthotics International found that use of a decompressive knee brace from Bakersfield, CA-based Town­send Design significantly reduced detrimental knee adduction moments in people with knee osteoarthritis (OA). Continue reading

July 2015

Synxsole scores reality show investment

Perth, Australia-based insole company Synxsole scored a $100,000 investment from Australian investor Andrew Banks during the first season of the entrepreneurial reality show Shark Tank Australia, which wrapped up in June. Continue reading

July 2015

Ottobock introduces K2 bionic knee

Austin, TX-based Ottobock on June 26 introduced its Kenevo microprocessor knee, designed for K2 (low mobility potential) amputees, who often have reduced muscle strength and coordination, putting them at high risk for falls. Continue reading

July 2015

I Measure U crowdfunds wearable

Auckland, New Zealand-based I Measure U opened an Indiegogo campaign in June to raise funds for a production run of its I Measure U Run (IMU-Run), a wearable sensor to measure and monitor tibial shock and cumulative load for runners. Continue reading

July 2015

Nepal quake volunteers call for funds

Many of the more than 18,000 individuals injured in the April and May earthquakes that struck Nepal are in need of mobility devices, including prostheses for new amputees, according to the charitable group Handicap International, which now has… Continue reading

July 2015

NBA commits to player health, wellness

In response to a 2014-2015 season marred by numerous injuries, the National Basketball Association (NBA) has partnered with General Electric Healthcare, whose US offices are in Waukesha, WI, to form a… Continue reading

July 2015

Vicon adds four unis to customer list

Oxford, UK-based Vicon announced in June the addition of four new research university customers for its motion-capture technology. Continue reading

July 2015

Delcam 2015 OTFs have record attendance

More than 250 delegates attended two regional Ortho Technology Forums (OTF) in Canada and Australia, hosted by Birmingham, UK-based Delcam. Continue reading

July 2015

Spenco sponsors ultra-marathoner

Waco, TX-based Spenco announced on June 11 its sponsorship of ultra-marathoner Roy Wiegand, who runs in Spenco insoles and raises awareness and money for a number of charities. Continue reading

June 2015

Galloway wins third place on DWTS

Noah Galloway, a double amputee and former soldier who lost his left arm above the elbow and left leg above the knee after a 2005 roadside bombing in Iraq, finished third during the May 19 finale of season 20 of ABC’s Dancing With the Stars (DWTS). Continue reading

June 2015

Biodex, Concussion Health offer rehab cert

Shirley, NY-based Biodex Medical Systems and Austin, TX-based Concussion Health reported on May 28 that the two companies have completed a preferred vendor partnership to create a concussion management program for Biodex’s rehabilitation facility customers. Continue reading

June 2015

Streifeneder, OPIE partner on purchasing

The Gainesville, FL-based OPIE Choice Network and Streifen­eder USA in Tampa, FL, on May 8 announced they have inked two new agreements. Continue reading

June 2015

Össur, SpringActive to license bionic ankle

Reykjavik, Iceland-based Össur and Tempe, AZ-based Spring­Active on May 6 jointly announced a licensing agreement between the global provider of advanced prosthetics and the privately held engineering firm that specializes in robotics and powered prosthetic devices. Continue reading

June 2015

Kinesio tape improves dynamic balance

Sunku Kwon, LAT, ATC, an athletic trainer from Brigham Young University in Provo, UT, presented research on May 27 at the Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine in… Continue reading

June 2015

Ottobock renews OPAF gold sponsorship

Ottobock, which has its North American headquarters in Austin, TX, on May 27 renewed its $10,000 gold-level sponsorship of the Orthotic & Prosthetic Activities Foundation (OPAF). Continue reading

June 2015

Registration open for bicycle-fitting event

The Sixth Annual Medicine of Cycling Conference will be held at USA Cycling headquarters in Colorado Springs, CO, August 14-16. Continue reading

June 2015

Nets’ Walsh wins top NBATA award

The NBA Trainers Association (NBATA) on May 16 awarded the Brooklyn Nets’ Tim Walsh, ATC, its Jim O’Toole Athletic Trainer of the Year for the second consecutive year. Continue reading