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October 2011

Pedorthist announces FootCentric, CME company with philanthropic mission

Chapel Hill, NC-based pedorthist and physical therapist Patricia Pande, PT, MCLSc, CPed, CSCS, has launched FootCentric (www.footcentriconline.com), a continuing education company created by a team of experienced physical therapy and fitness experts dedicated to teaching comprehensive foot treat­­ment to physical … Continue reading

October 2011

ComfortFit offers Richie Brace webinars

Roselle, NJ-based ComfortFit Orthotics Lab is offering no-cost webinars featuring Richie brace inventor Douglas Richie, DPM. The webinars are appropriate for practitioners currently prescribing Richie Braces and those interested in prescribing the devices. Webinar schedule: “Clinical Indications,” a presentation on … Continue reading

October 2011

Diabetes event targets Native Americans

Native Nation Events, a provider of educational conferences and forums to the Native American community, will hold the Native American Diabetes Pandemic Conference: Prevention, Awareness & Programs November 16-17 in Cabazon, CA. On some reservations, more than 50% of the … Continue reading

October 2011

Fall PediFix catalog has 24 new items

Brewster, NY-PediFix has released its fall 2011 catalog, featuring two dozen new items. The catalog includes new dermatology products, postoperative FootSplints, GelSmart conservative padding options, and other products. It also includes new over-the-counter products. For a free copy of the … Continue reading

October 2011

DJO Global’s pain management knee

Last month Vista, CA-based DJO Global, a provider of medical devices for musculoskeletal, vascular, and pain management issues, introduced the Empi Active Knee to treat knee pain. The device uses transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS), comfortable electrical stimulation, to stop … Continue reading

September 2011

Mixed martial arts fighter wins right to compete wearing prosthetic limb

In August, the Georgia Athletic and Entertainment Commission awarded Shea Taylor, a 28-year-old transtibial amputee who wears an Össur prosthetic foot, an amateur mixed martial arts license. The MMA license clears the way for him to compete in a September … Continue reading

September 2011

Delcam launches workflow software, announces dates for technology forum

Fort Myers, FL-based CAD-CAM developer Delcam announced in August the upcoming launch of its workflow management product, OrderManager, at the 2011 American Orthotic & Prosthetic Association National Assembly, held in Las Vegas, September 19-22. OrderManager software helps practitioners and orthotic … Continue reading

September 2011

National Pedorthic Services opens new locations in Milwaukee, St. Louis

National Pedorthic Services announced in August the opening of two new facilities, one in Milwaukee and one in St. Louis, MO. Both locations feature state-of-the-art equipment and fixtures and are located in shopping plazas that offer easy-access parking. NPS specializes … Continue reading

September 2011

Awards for young O&P researchers will debut at AOPA national assembly

The American Orthotic & Prosthetic Association was scheduled to announce the inaugural winners of two new awards recognizing outstanding O&P research at its 2011 National Assembly on September 19-22 in Las Vegas. Undergraduate and graduate students in O&P programs and … Continue reading

September 2011

ASOP promotion features home study course on fracture casting and bracing

The American Society of Orthopedic Professionals/American Association of Orthotic Fitters is offering a limited-time deal on its CD version of the Manual of Fracture Casting and Bracing, by Augusto Sarmiento, MD, and the accompanying 100-question exam. The CD manual covers … Continue reading

September 2011

South Asian diabetic foot conference will feature international experts

The Indian Uttar Pradesh Madhumeh Association is sponsoring the Diabetes Update for Clinicians (DUFC) conference to help advance clinician education in South Asia, where there are no colleges of podiatric medicine and few opportunities for structured training in foot care. … Continue reading

September 2011

Langer Biomechanics offers fall seminars, free workshops

Ronkonkoma, NY-based Langer Biomechanics announced new educational offerings for practitioners specializing in lower extremity healthcare with its Comprehensive Orthopedic Man­agement of Lower Extremity Ailments (COMLEA) seminar series and the debut of the no-cost After Hours Ankle Foot Orthoses Workshop program. … Continue reading

September 2011

FDA clears DynaNail for ankle fusion

Atlanta, GA-based medical device company MedShape Solutions announced in August that it has received 510(k) market clearance from the Food and Drug Administration for its DynaNail, an intramedullary fusion nail intended for tibiotalocalcaneal arthrodesis procedures. The DynaNail incorporates a shape … Continue reading

September 2011

Annual symposium on ACL injuries relocates to Ohio State University

The Ohio State University Sports Medicine and Cincinnati Children’s Sports Medicine Biodynamics Center will host the 9th Annual ACL Workshop on October 22 in a new location: the OSU campus in Columbus, OH. The symposium offers laboratory and clinic-based risk … Continue reading

September 2011

R&B inks deal with Roadrunnerfoot

Tampa, FL-based R&B Medical Distributors, an importer and distributor of O&P components that opened its doors in January, announced in August an exclusive distribution partnership with Roadrunnerfoot Engineering, based in Milan, Italy. Roadrunnerfoot produces and sells carbon fiber feet, orthoses, … Continue reading

August 2011

Study supports Heelift to lower risk of pressure ulcers after hip fracture

The Heelift Suspension Boot from Evanston, IL-based DM Systems can significantly reduce the risk of pressure ulcers in patients recovering from hip fracture, according to a study from Northern Ireland published in the July issue of the Journal of Wound … Continue reading

August 2011

Masterfit University courses hone snowsports boot fitting expertise

Lower extremity practitioners who are involved or interested in snowsports boot fitting can learn the relevant skills while earning continuing education credits through Briarcliff Manor, NY-based Masterfit University. Designed and taught by certified pedorthists with more than 225 years of … Continue reading

August 2011

Charcot-Marie-Tooth Association marks September for awareness

The Charcot-Marie-Tooth Association (CMTA) has announced plans for National Charcot-Marie-Tooth disorder Awareness Month in September 2011. The CMTA will host local, national, and global events to raise awareness of this degenerative neuromuscular disease. CMT Global Day is scheduled for September … Continue reading

August 2011

PAL updates XtremityOne software for diabetic orthotic management

Pekin, IL-based PAL Health Technologies announced in August the release of Version 3 of its XtremityOne software for computer-assisted orthotic management of diabetic foot ulcers. XtremityOne is a portable, integrated unit that captures scanned foot images, allows for image manipulation … Continue reading

August 2011

littleSteps orthosis line expands to include larger children’s sizes

Middlebury, CT-based Nolaro24 has added new sizes to its littleSteps product line of pediatric orthotic devices. littleSteps now come in sizes 6 and 7, so the entire line now accommodates shoes ranging from toddler size 8.5 to children’s size 6. … Continue reading

August 2011

CastCooler extends global reach with distribution in Middle East

CastCooler is now bringing relief to some of the hottest places on the planet. The Colorado Springs, CO-based company announced in July its plans to begin distribution in Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Kuwait, Qatar, Lebanon, and Turkey—starting with … Continue reading

July 2011

Delcam opens orthotic demo center, updates design/manufacture software

Fort Myers, FL-based Delcam’s new demonstration center in Windsor, Ontario, will allow the company’s application engineers to reproduce client problems to find quick solutions, provide a venue for demonstrating applications of its digital technology, which covers a range of products … Continue reading

July 2011

JMS Plastics Supply broadens scope with Orthofeet insoles, shoes, socks

On July 1 Neptune, NJ-based JMS Plastics Supply began selling Orthofeet’s therapeutic shoes, diabetic insoles, and therapeutic socks. Orthofeet’s shoes and orthotics are approved by Medicare and meet the requirements of the Therapeutic Shoe Bill. The shoe line is appropriate … Continue reading

July 2011

Medco to carry Progressive Health Innovation’s Ankle Foot maXimizer

Progressive Health Innovations, the Port Moody, B.C.-based manufacturer of the Ankle Foot maXimizer (AFX), has reached a distribution agreement with Medco Sports Medicine, a division of Patterson Medical and the largest supplier of medical products to athletic trainers in the … Continue reading

July 2011

Art de Cure event raises $25,000 for American Diabetes Association

Art de Cure’s Albany, NY, board members presenteda $25,000 check to the American Diabetes Association (ADA) on June 3 at the Tour de Cure VIP Awards Dinner. The money was raised at a benefit held in the Art de Cure … Continue reading