Category Archives: Archives

September 2019

Postural instability in Charcot-Marie-Tooth 1A disease

A study entitled “Postural instability in Charcot-Marie-Tooth 1A disease” published in the July 2016 issue of Gait & Posture set out to evaluate the influence of somatosensory impairment, distal muscle weakness, and foot deformities on the balance in 21 Charcot-Marie-Tooth 1A patients. The study used a baropodometric platform as a means of evaluation. Continue reading

September 2019

Structural Asymmetry of Foot Arch Formation in Early School-Age Children

All children are born with flat feet. A study by the Department of Track and Field, University of Physical Education, Warsaw, Poland, entitled “Structural asymmetry of foot arch formation in early school-age children”, and published in the July 2015 edition of Biomedical Human Kinetics, set out to compare foot shapes in early school-age boys and girl to gauge symmetry in growth. Continue reading

September 2019

Changes in balance ability, power output, and stretch-shortening cycle utilisation after two high-intensity intermittent training protocols in endurance runners

In the study “Changes in balance ability, power output, and stretch-shortening cycle utilisation after two high-intensity intermittent training protocols in endurance runners” published in 2016 in the Journal of Sport and Health Science, researchers aimed to track the acute effects of 2 different high-intensity intermittent trainings (HIITs) on… Continue reading

September 2019

Assessment of Postural Stability in Young Physically Active Men with the History of Ankle Sprain

A study entitled “Assessment of Postural Stability in Young, Physically Active Men with the History of Ankle Sprain, published in the February 2016 issue of the Polish Journal of Sports Medicine, explored if patients with a history of low degree ankle sprains had a detectable deficit in postural stability. Continue reading

July 2019

Perform Your Gait Analysis Anywhere with F-Scan

Capture in-shoe gait insights in real life environments with Tekscan’s F-Scan Systems.  Measure an athlete or patient’s performance in real-world scenarios, without being tied down by a technology’s limitations.   See just how easy it is to collect and analyze your in-shoe pressure data with F-Scan!   

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July 2019

Plantar Fasciitis Relief Sleeve that Really Works – Free Sample!

Finally! A solution for plantar fasciitis pain that really helps. The FasciaFix® Plantar Fasciitis Relief Sleeve offers an exclusive combination of two-way support and targeted compression, relieves tension on the plantar fascia to help reduce pain – immediately by supporting the arch and plantar fascia ligament. Continue reading

July 2019

MD Orthopaedics offers 4 models of AFOs to meet your needs

We’ve used our knowledge and expertise to design clubfoot devices, AFOs, and similar solutions that are in compliance with the Ponseti Method. AFO options include: Standard Ponseti® AFO, Ponseti® AFO Plantar Flexion Stop and Ponseti® AFO Toe Stilt and Ponseti® AFO Plantar Flexion Stop Toe Stilt. Continue reading

July 2019

New Polyethylene Rigid Foam Fabrication Material – Free Workable Sample!

Now available from JMS Plastics Supply is its new Polyethylene Rigid Foam. It’s an incredible new fabrication material that is half the weight of competitive products, making it ideal for fabricating lower extremity products. Continue reading

July 2019

Change lives. Build RevoFit™ adjustability into your next socket.

RevoFit creates adjustability in any socket so that your patients can instantly adjust the fit and the feel of their socket with a simple twist of a dial which is adjustable through clothing. From a symes design to knee disarticulation and everything in between. It’s simple: You build it. They adjust it. 

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July 2019

Cascade Dafo Launches New Custom Knee Extension Brace

Cascade Dafo, creators of the original DAFO® (Dynamic Ankle Foot Orthosis), has added the DAFO K3 Knee Brace™ to their custom line of orthoses. The K3 Knee is a hinged resting knee orthosis designed to comfortably increase knee extension range. Continue reading

June 2019

How Well Did You Read This Issue?

Test your knowledge of information from this issue of Lower Extremity Review and the world in general with our new crossword puzzle feature.

June 2019

OPTP PRO-SLANT

The easy-to-use OPTP Pro-Slant is a high-quality rehabilitation and exercise tool designed for stretching and strengthening feet and lower legs. The product is indicated to help treat and prevent plantar fasciitis, heel spurs, shin splints, Achilles tendinitis, and other lower leg and foot problems, including overuse syndromes and post-surgery contraction. Continue reading

June 2019

CROSS KNEE ORTHOSIS FOR HYPEREXTENSION CONTROL

Allard USA’s CROSS knee orthosis is indicated when mild to moderate knee hyperextension is present due to neuromuscular disease or injuries. The cross on the back stabilizes knee hyperextension. There are no buckles or straps to interfere with the composite orthosis. Continue reading

June 2019

CREATE PERSONALIZED EXERCISE PROGRAMS WITH PHYSIOTOOLS

Physiotools online software offers practitioners a quick and easy way to create personalized home exercise programs for physical therapy, rehabilitation, and fitness. Select exercises, customize the text, and then email or print your handout, or send it to your client’s mobile device. Continue reading

June 2019

AIRCAST AIRSPORT+ ANKLE BRACE

The AirSport+ ankle brace from Aircast, a DJO Global company, features a clinically proven stirrup design that aids in ankle stabilization for moderate to severe ankle sprains and chronic instability. It is also intended for use as a prophylaxis. Continue reading

June 2019

SG VACUUM FORMING HOSIERY

Curbell O&P, a specialty team within Curbell Plastics, has expanded its lineup of orthotic and prosthetic (O&P) materials and products with the introduction of SG Vacuum Forming Hosiery. These stockinettes are custom manufactured from a sheer weave of high-quality nonstick nylon and Lycra to act as a superior vacuum wicking agent for O&P fabrication. Continue reading

June 2019

TEXTURED, POWDER/TALC/LATEX-FREE ESMARCH BANDAGE

Tetra Medical Supply is now offering a powder-, talc-, and latex-free Esmarch Bandage. This innovative bandage product, which is 0.5mm thick, is described by the company as having a first-of-its-kind textured finish that allows for better gripping and easier application. Continue reading

June 2019

VASCUEASE PORTABLE DVT SYSTEM

The VascuEase Portable DVT System by Bio Compression Systems brings a new level of innovation to the pneumatic compression device category. DVT (deep vein thrombosis) prophylaxis has become an important standard of care for post-operative and non-ambulatory patients, both in-hospital and at home. Continue reading

June 2019

ACQUIRE3D STRUCTURE SENSOR APPLICATION

New from Footmaxx is the Acquire3D structure sensor application. The application allows practitioners to use an iPad to scan and view patients with ease, as well as to scan, view, and place an order within minutes. The user is able to scan and save the file locally when no internet connection is available, and then upload to the cloud when web access is available. Continue reading

June 2019

Patient Perspective – Beyond Bunions: Feeling Footloose and Fancy Free 6 Years After Surgery

I’ve never been one to gaze admiringly at my toes while lounging at the beach – or heaven forbid, take pictures of them with a tropical sea background to post on Instagram. I was cursed with ugly feet – wide and stubby (thanks Dad!) – and because of that, I’ve never bothered to try and adorn them with pedicures and polish.

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June 2019

Inclusion In the Exam Room, In the Locker Room, On the Field

What does an athlete look like? There was a time when the answer to this question was largely homogenous, but today’s athletes have broken every mold and stereotype. They can be tall, short, lean, thick, strong, nimble, brawny, brainy, quick, or deliberate.

By Sarah Kogod Continue reading

June 2019

Bike Fitting Will Come Out From the Shadows and Into Rehab Armamentarium

Many readers may not have heard of it yet, but by the time LER turns 20, I predict it will be a common prescription…at least I hope it will be. I’m talking about bike fitting, of course. The number of individuals choosing cycling as transportation, hobby, sport, or community activity—whether it’s competitive or recreational—is increasing annually—up from around 43 million in 2014 to 47.5 million in 2017.

By Happy Freedman Continue reading

June 2019

Growing Awareness of Unicity Will Drive Sport Science

Like the athletes we study, the field of sport science is always in motion. When combined with medicine, it is a rich and growing environment in which the interaction between daily practice and clinical research contributes to an overall progression in understanding of human performance and biological adaptations.

By Antonio Robustelli, MSc, CSCS Continue reading

June 2019

What’s the Point of 3D Printing Orthotics? Options!

Recently, on the Facebook page of Craig Payne, creator of Podiatryarena.com, there was discussion about a published study that compared running biomechanics and perceived comfort between a 3D-printed orthotic and a traditionally manufactured orthotic. The study showed there were no differences between the two devices.

By Bruce E. Williams, DPM Continue reading

June 2019

Complimentary Approach Grows, But Some Challenges Remain

Lower Extremity Review can be both proud and excited about its 10th anniversary and its participation in all aspects of sports medicine and podiatry, rehab, fitness, and wellness. As for what the next decade holds, I predict implementing the input and expertise from all the medical specialties, along with educators, trainers, and therapists of all backgrounds, will continue to grow.

By Robert A. Weil, DPM Continue reading