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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

June 2015

AOPA announces Thranhardt finalists

The American Orthotic & Prosthetic Association (AOPA) on June 3 announced the contenders for its 2015 Fall Thranhardt Award and noted the five finalists will present their research at AOPA’s annual National Assembly… Continue reading

June 2015

OTC orthoses reduce plantar fascia strain

Sole, SuperFeet, and PowerStep over-the-counter (OTC) orthoses reduce plantar fascia strain, according to research epublished on May 26 in Prosthetics and Orthotics International. Continue reading

June 2015

APTA names Jette PTJ editor-in-chief

The Alexandria, VA-based American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) on June 1 named Alan M. Jette, PT, PhD, FAPTA, editor-in-chief of its monthly scientific journal, Physical Therapy (PTJ). Jette will serve a five-year term beginning… Continue reading

June 2015

HSS gets $2.76M sports injury grant

The New York, NY-based Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) on May 13 reported it had received a $2.76 million grant from HSS board member James Dinan and his wife, Elizabeth Miller, through… Continue reading

June 2015

Orthologix begins O&P patient navigation

Trevose, PA-based Orthologix on June 1 launched a Patient Navigation Program for O&P patients. Continue reading

May 2015

PT, O&P practitioners deliver medical aid and devices to Nepal earthquake victims

The second major earthquake that struck Nepal on May 12 complicated the efforts of charitable relief organizations such as London, UK-based Handicap International, which already had an 84-person team that includes physical therapists, O&P providers, and… Continue reading

May 2015

Dr. Comfort expands functional insert line

Milwaukee, WI-based Dr. Comfort reported in April that it has broadened its custom functional insert line to include its Exos thermoformable technology. Continue reading

May 2015

Aortha announces full launch of 3D insoles

Aortha in late April announced that it will move forward in early 2016 with a full launch of its 3D-printed insole technology. Continue reading

May 2015

Cur crowdfunds personal TENS device

San Francisco-based Cur on May 13 launched a crowdfunding campaign for its personal, miniaturized TENS (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation) device for treatment of chronic muscle, joint, and nerve pain. Continue reading

May 2015

Thesis designs high-performance heels

Los Angeles-based Thesis Couture will open a reservation list this fall for a limited run of high-end stilettos designed to reduce the load on the ball of the foot and make fashion footwear more comfortable and less damaging to feet. Continue reading

May 2015

Spenco Med wins customer service award

Bethlehem, PA-based third-party customer service provider LiveHelpNow recognized Spenco Medical in April with its monthly Best Customer Service award. Continue reading

May 2015

Proof of Concept gives ‘growing’ shoes

Portland, OR-based Proof of Concept is collaborating with an Indiana man to realize his vision of distributing expandable shoes to children living in poverty around the world. Continue reading

May 2015

Former PFA president Mike Forgrave dies

Michael Glenn Forgrave, CPed, died April 14 in his home in Ontario, Canada. He was 57. Forgrave, who was in private practice as chief pedorthist for Mike Forgrave and Associates in Kitchener, Ontario, was a former track athlete who developed an interest in pedorthics… Continue reading

May 2015

NBA signs Stance as official sock provider

The National Basketball Association (NBA) and San Clemente, CA-based sock-maker Stance in April signed a deal making the manufacturer the NBA’s official on-court performance sock provider. Continue reading

May 2015

Sigvaris, ILWTI offer wound care course

Compression hosiery company Sigvaris and the Hayward, WI-based International Lymphedema & Wound Care Training Institute (ILWTI) announced in April that they’re partnering to provide a dual certification program in wound care and lymphedema. Continue reading

May 2015

APMSA recognizes ComfortFit for service

The American Podiatric Medical Students Association (APMSA) named Roselle, NJ-based ComfortFit Labs its Company of the Year in April at the organization’s annual Corporate Advisory Board meeting. Continue reading

May 2015

Meningitis group honors Hanger Clinic VP

The National Meningitis Association (NMA) on April 27 honored Hanger Clinic’s Kevin Carroll, MS, CP, FAAOP, with its Nancy Ford Springer Inspiration Award at the 2015 NMA “Give Kids a Shot!” Gala in New York City. Continue reading