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January 2010

In the Moment: Olympic Sports

Spotlight on skier safety – Injury ‘avalanche’ prompts concerns When the torch is lit to kick off the Winter Olympics in Vancouver next month, the Canadian ski team will be missing no fewer than six of its best Alpine skiers, downed by five anterior cruciate ligament tears and one broken leg. All six were injured between the last week in November and the first week in January. Plus: • Average rehab after hip labral repair could fit in NHL offseason window • ‘Double-push’ cross country skiing outpaces conventional techniques

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January 2010

In the Moment: Foot Care

Kids’ shoes come up short – Study links tight fit to hallux valgus angle Keeping up with the ever-changing footwear needs of growing children can be a challenge for parents, but squeezing kids into too-short shoes may put them at risk for hallux valgus, according to research from the Medical University of Vienna. Plus: • Posted total contact insoles reduce hindfoot valgus in flexible flatfoot • Falls prevention efforts in elderly could start with toe strengthening

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January 2010

In the Moment: O&P

Knee braces activate brain – fMRI confirms proprioceptive effects Functional magnetic resonance imaging research from Belgium demonstrates the effect of lower extremity proprioceptive stimulation on brain activity and confirms that the effect of a knee brace or sleeve extends far beyond local joint biomechanics. Plus: • Ankle foot orthoses improve symmetry, gait in stroke patients with hemiplegia • Abduction bracing in infants with DDH delays learning to walk by three weeks

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November 2009

In the Moment: Sports Medicine

PFPS responds to exercise
Plus: • Sprinter giveaways • Hamstring injury risks

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November 2009

In the Moment: Foot Care

Wedges assist stroke rehab
Plus: • Kids, footwear and gait • Teens and running shoes

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November 2009

In the Moment: O&P

Orthoses improve CP gait
Plus: • Valgus knee bracing • Achilles outcomes

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October 2009

In the Moment: Sports Medicine

Alter footfall? Not so fast

Natural running pattern may be best – Websites all over the internet claim that runners who use a rearfoot strike pattern can run more efficiently and prevent injury by converting to a midfoot or forefoot strike pattern. But, as if we needed another reason to distrust information found online, studies of these variables suggest otherwise.

Plus: Skateboarding shoes • ACL do-overs • PTTD protocols

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September 2009

In the Moment: O&P

Amputee runners hit the lab
Plus: Gait, work and AFOs • Morton’s extension

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September 2009

In the Moment: Sports Medicine

Seeking a fatigue-injury link
Plus: Baseball sliding strategies • Detraining and ankle injury

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September 2009

In the Moment: Footwear

Kids’ loads shift underfoot
Plus: High heels and knee OA • Children and flip-flops

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August 2009

In the Moment: Sports Medicine

Plus: Knee and the NFL • Tape takes on exercise
by Jordana Bieze Foster

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August 2009

In the Moment: O&P

Plus: Ankle brace effects Amputee hip strength • Feedback boosts OA bracing by Jordana Bieze Foster

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August 2009

In the Moment: Foot Care

Rehab enhances HV results
Post-op plan medializes weight bearing

Austrian researchers have found that rehabilitation following hallux valgus surgery can significantly improve weightbearing under the first ray, which has long been one of the barriers to full functional recovery.

by Jordana Bieze Foster

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July 2009

In the Moment: 0&P

Plus: Oscar Pistorius, Drop foot AFO technology
by Jordana Bieze Foster

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July 2009

OA research: It’s all about the shoes

The next big thing in knee osteoarthritis treatment might be a variable-stiffness shoe
By Jennifer C. Erhart, PhD, Nicholas J. Giori, MD, PhD, and Thomas P. Andriacchi, PhD

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July 2009

In the Moment: Sports Medicine

Plus: Running shoes, Lunges and ligaments
by Jordana Bieze Foster

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