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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

May 2017

Podimetrics mat system predicts DFUs

A study epublished on May 2 in Diabetes Care found Somerville, MA-based Podimetrics foot mat and monitoring system, designed to assess plantar temperature asymmetries and predict diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs), detected most DFUs and was well-accepted by patients. Continue reading

May 2017

AAOS releases guidelines for hip OA

The Rosemont, IL-based American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) in April released a new clinical practice guideline (CPG) on treatment of osteoarthritis (OA) of the hip. Continue reading

May 2017

BOC moves to expanded headquarters

The Board of Certification/Accreditation (BOC) reported in May that it will move from its current offices in Owings Mills, MD, to a larger space in the same city. The BOC will close during the June 1-6 transition. Continue reading

May 2017

CMTA study is AAOS “Game Changer”

The Charcot-Marie-Tooth Association (CMTA) in April announced a study sponsored by the Glenolden, PA-based nonprofit found the three leading procedures for treating heel deformities don’t correct the problem adequately. Continue reading

May 2017

Allard USA appoints Williams CEO

Rockaway, NJ-based Allard USA announced in May the appointment of Dennis Williams, CO, BOCO, as CEO. He assumed responsibilities on May 1, succeeding James Button. Continue reading

May 2017

NATA wins ASAE excellence award

The Carrollton, TX-based National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) announced in May its win of a Gold Circle Award in the website category at the American Society of Association Executive’s (ASAE) 2017 Marketing, Membership & Communications Conference, held May 2-3, in Washington, DC. Continue reading

May 2017

OPTP releases professional catalog

Minneapolis, MN-based Orthopedic Physical Therapy Products (OPTP) in April published the 37th edition of its semiannual professional catalog. Continue reading

April 2017

BOC manager, sales team win Stevies

The Owings Mills, MD-based Board of Certification/Accreditation (BOC) in March announced its receipt of awards in two categories at the 11th annual Stevie Awards gala, held February 24 in Las Vegas by the Fairfax, VA-based Stevie Awards group. Continue reading

April 2017

Sigvaris marks North American expansion

Peachtree City, GA-based Sigvaris in March celebrated the grand opening of its expansion for its North American headquarters with a ribbon cutting ceremony that included local city officials, employees, and members of the company’s founding family. Continue reading

April 2017

allardafo.com goes live, tells ToeOff story

Rockaway, NJ-based Allard USA announced in late March that its new website, allardafo.com, is live. The site features the history of its ToeOff ankle foot orthosis, a “40 Reasons” section detailing the company’s process from manufacturing to social responsibility, and links to Allard suppliers worldwide. Continue reading