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September 2010

Ijinji wins APMA seals of acceptance

San Diego-based Injinji announced in August its receipt of the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) Seal of Acceptance for its Ex-Celerator Compression Toesock and InjinjiRX Therapeutic Toesock products. This extends Injinji’s APMA-accepted socks to three. The company’s Performance Series Toesocks … Continue reading

September 2010

ASO device affects knee during cuts

ASO Ankle Stabilizers from Charlotte, NC-based Medical Specialties reduce knee flexion and peak knee abduction moment during cutting maneuvers, which could reduce the risk of anterior cruciate ligament injury, according to research from Texas Tech University in Lubbock. Twelve healthy, … Continue reading

September 2010

Cluffy Wedge helps alter pressures

Use of the Cluffy Wedge in combination with a medial arch support significantly alters dynamic plantar pressures in subjects with asymptomatic functional hallux limitus, according to research from the Temple School of Podiatric Medicine in Philadelphia. The device, from Great … Continue reading

August 2010

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July 2010

APTA endorses WalkAide system from Innovative Neurotronics

The American Physical Therapy Association in June endorsed the WalkAide system, developed by Austin, TX-based Innovative Neurotronics, the development and commercialization subsidiary of Hanger Orthopedic Group . WalkAide, which debuted in 2006, is an intelligent functional electrical stimulation (FES) system … Continue reading

July 2010

Study: Insoles benefit FAI patients

Prefabricated orthoses from Pittsville, MD-based Foot Management can help improve postural stability in patients with functional ankle instability, according to research from Indiana University. Investigators analyzed 40 patients with FAI, 20 of whom wore over the counter Foot Management insoles … Continue reading

July 2010

Launch nears for GPS-enabled shoe

Aetrex Worldwide’s GPS-enabled shoes for Alzheimer’s patients are one step closer to prime time. The Teaneck, NJ-based shoe manufacturer in June became the first commercial customer of Los Angeles-based GTX Corp, with an initial order for 3,000 GPS devices to … Continue reading

July 2010

Endolite gives SPS sole distribution

Alpharetta, GA-based SPS (Southern Prosthetic Supply) announced in July that that it is now the sole distributor of Endolite products within the U.S. All Endolite products may be purchased through any of SPS’ four distribution centers in Georgia, Texas, California, … Continue reading

July 2010

Orthotic Fitters Course makes debut

The American Association of Orthotic Fitters/American Society of Orthopedic Professionals announced in July the Initial Orthotic Fitters Course. The course combines 16 hours of home study with three days of live labs to meet BOC requirements for Certified Orthotic Fitter. … Continue reading

June 2010

Market Mechanics


• 125th anniversary
• Adding AFOs
• Insoles for DOMS
• Ice hockey deal

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May 2010

Market Mechanics

• Thranhardtrecipients
• APTAendorsement
• DFConawardwinner
• CAMcertification
• Sportssponsorship
• Ergonomicchairs

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April 2010

Market Mechanics

• Orthotic fitters organization debuts, plans first symposium this summer
• STS creates casting sock for Richie
• Diabetic Foot Conference boasts record attendance, honors Joseph
• Redi-Thotics enters the matrix

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March 2010

Market Mechanics

• Shoes for first walkers
• Inclusive body myositis
• Central fab consistency
• Insole for OA pain

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February 2010

Market Mechanics

• Lower-extremity companies dig deep to help earthquake victims in Haiti
• JMS honors injured soldiers’ spirit
• Delcam debuts orthotic website
• Otto Bock backs Paralympic exhibit

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January 2010

Market Mechanics

• Element semirigid ankle brace restricts passive, dynamic inversion in study • Delcam launches new insole software • Compact knee adds therapy mode • APTA podcasts focus on soldier rehab

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November 2009

Market Mechanics

• Ascent-descent studies show benefits of Proprio-Foot adaptive technology
• WalkAide effects persist for 11 months
• Fillauer expands with OTS acquisition
• ProLab launches orthotic web resource

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October 2009

Market Mechanics

• BMD responds best to Reclast infusion in hip fracture patients at highest risk
• Cascade Dafo expands digital process
• Hanger OKs rollout of V-Hold socket
• AAOP announces new meeting dates
• Cincy experts organize ACL workshop

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September 2009

Market Mechanics

Horseshoe shape is luckiest for hips In a study comparing hip protector products, Hipsaver’s 16 mm thick continuous pad provided the greatest reduction in peak force to the hip, but the SafeHip 16 mm horseshoe-shaped pad most effectively deflected force … Continue reading

August 2009

Market Mechanics: APMA Round-up

Evidence supports foot care products
Companies from across the foot care spectrum got a boost from research presented in July at the annual meeting of the American Podiatric Medical Association in Toronto. Continue reading

July 2009

Book helps patients prevent amputation

The advice and interventions that have helped decrease amputation rates by 40% in Nashville veterans are now detailed in a book targeted at patients with diabetes and the practitioners who treat them.

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July 2009

GAITRite-CIR names Ross award winner

Evan T. Cohen, PT, MA, NCS, received the first Ellen C. Ross memorial award, established by GAITRite-CIR Systems to honor the former professor and director of Post-Professional Physical Therapy Education…

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July 2009

Studies show DJO products improve mechanics, ease patellofemoral pain

Research presented at the International Patellofemoral Research Retreat supports the use of two DonJoy Orthopedics products, the SERF femoral strap and the Tru-Pull Advance knee brace.

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