Category Archives: Archives

June 2011

Aetrex opens retail concept store featuring interactive shopping

Teaneck, NJ-based footwear manufacturer Aetrex in May opened the doors to its first retail concept store in nearby Englewood, NJ. The store offers Aetrex’s entire line of men’s and women’s products, including athletic, casual, and dress shoes, sandals, boots, copper … Continue reading

June 2011

pediped sale to benefit children’s charities continues until July 3

Children’s footwear company pediped’s Purchases with Purpose fundraiser to benefit children’s charities will continue through July 3. During this period, select styles of pediped shoes on pediped.com will be marked down as much as 50%.  Half of the dollars from … Continue reading

June 2011

ASOP, AAOF announce first combined technology course

The American Society of Orthopedic Professionals and The American Association of Orthotic Fitters have announced their first combined Orthopedic Technology Course, to be held August 22-26 in Indian Rocks Beach, FL. The new training program for Orthopedic Technology Assistants will … Continue reading

June 2011

The future of orthotic technology

Machining orthoses with desktop cryogenics, or using an open-source “3D printer” that not only replicates orthoses but can also replicate itself, may seem unattainably futuristic. But these technologies are on the verge of being ready for prime time, and attendees at the Custom Orthotic Insoles Technology Forum got a sneak peak.

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June 2011

Scripps researcher Darryl D’Lima receives award for e-knee work

Scripps Clinic researcher Darryl D’Lima, MD, PhD, received the Nicolas Andry Award from The Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons in June for his orthopedic research using the electronic knee prosthesis known as the e-knee. D’Lima directs the research laboratories … Continue reading

June 2011

ABC’s Bridge to Ability donation honors memory of Todd Anderson

The American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics has donated $10,000 to the Amputee Coalition’s Bridge to Ability Fund in memory of Todd F. Anderson, CP, FAAOP. Anderson, former vice president of business services for Otto Bock Healthcare … Continue reading

June 2011

Allard USA presents Tomorrow’s Orthotic Technology Education

Rockaway, NJ-based Allard USA announces future dates and locations for its two-day educational program “Tomorrow’s Orthotic Technology Education.” TOTE courses are scheduled for June 20-21 in Louisville, KY; June 27-28 in Denver; July 21-22 in Springfield, MA; July 28-29 in … Continue reading

June 2011

Powering the Windmill: Lower body mechanics of softball pitching

Injuries in softball pitchers typically occur in the upper extremities, but focusing rehabilitation and prevention efforts on the upper body alone ignores the essential supporting roles played by the pelvis and lower extremities in providing a stable base for the pitching motion.

By Gretchen D. Oliver, PhD, ATC, LAT

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May 2011

BioSoft Diabetic Socks

BioSoft diabetic socks from Orthofeet are functionally engineered to maximize comfort and protection. Very loose knit construction and non-constricting welts facilitate blood flow. The dual tone design with white soles enables easy detection of wounds. Inverse toe-linking provides a virtually … Continue reading

May 2011

Short Stretch Bandages

Ambra Le Roy Medical Products offers the Gentle Band short stretch bandages. Gentle Band bandages are designed to work as a wrap for treatment of lower extremity edema, lymphedema, diabetic foot ulcers, venous insufficiencies, and deep vein thrombosis. By exerting … Continue reading

May 2011

Mycocide NS Antifungal

Woodward Laboratories offers the newly repackaged Mycocide NS antifungal product. The Mycocide Clinical NS kit features an aseptic dropper-tip applicator that delivers the medical strength fungus-killing formula directly to the infection site without the risk of exposing the area to … Continue reading

May 2011

Aquatic Exercise DVD Set

SwimEx offers a new “Comprehensive Aquatic Exercise DVD Set.” The four disc DVD set is designed to provide all the information needed for clinical use of a SwimEx pool, including the science and technology of why and how it works. … Continue reading

May 2011

Volara 4E Foam Material

Allied Plastic Supply offers Volara 4E, a 23 Durometer, cross-linked, closed cell, heat moldable polyethylene foam material. The grindable, auto-adhesive foam is designed to be utilized as padding and cushioning in splints, casts, and lower extremity orthotic devices. The foam … Continue reading

May 2011

EverSheer Compression Hose

The fashionable EverSheer medical compression stocking product line from SIGVARIS is now available in a medically measured 15-20mmHg compression level.  The EverSheer line of compression stockings combines breathability and moisture management with consistent sheerness from ankle to thigh. EverSheer products … Continue reading

May 2011

Custom Orthotic Station

Kano Labs officially releases the KanoPrint direct form custom orthotic station, an on-the-spot custom corrective thermoforming system for in-office use that obviates casting and non-reimbursed dispensing appointments. The KanoPrint station is a platform equipped with two high-resistance silicone pads, filled … Continue reading

May 2011

Sher Orthotic Foam Block

Sroufe Healthcare Products introduces the new Sher Orthotic Foam Block. Sher Orthotic Foam Blocks are pre-skived, pre-laminated sheets of foam materials that can be heated to quickly and easily fabricate a pair of custom foot orthotics. The thickness of the … Continue reading

May 2011

Urban Comfort Diabetic Shoes

Patient compliance in diabetic shoes starts with providing your patients the styles they’ll want to wear.  The four new men’s dress styles in the Urban Comfort Collection bring timeless classic style and fashion to Dr. Comfort’s men’s line.  New styles … Continue reading

May 2011

RebelLock OTS Specialty Brace

Townsend Design offers the new RebelLock OTS Specialty Bracing Solution, a lightweight option for patients who need stability and functionality to control significant instabilities. The product comes in standard off the shelf sizes from XS to XL and can be … Continue reading

May 2011

Comf-Orthotic Cushion Insoles

New from Hapad, Comf-Orthotic Extra Cushioning Full Length Insoles are tri-laminate replacement insoles engineered for sensitive and insensitive feet. The new full-length insoles are modeled after the company’s Comf-Orthotic Sports Replacement Insole, except the top layer has been replaced with … Continue reading

May 2011

Ever-Safe Sock Line

Ever-Safe, a women-owned business established in January 2010, seeks to provide workers with medical and safety apparel featuring anti-microbial and fluid-resistant properties. Made in the USA, the Ever-Safe socks have been tested for eight months on people who are on … Continue reading

May 2011

Lace-up ankle braces reduce risk of sprain in basketball players regardless of history

Findings contrast with prior studies Lace-up ankle braces can significantly reduce the risk of ankle sprain in high school basketball players, even those with no history of injury, according to findings from Wisconsin that challenge current evidence-based thinking about prophylactic … Continue reading

May 2011

Postural stability decreases with taping but not bracing in Gaelic football study

Athletes concerned about dynamic postural stability, such as those with a history of ankle sprain, may be better off with ankle bracing than taping, according to an Irish study presented in Monaco in April. In a study of 15 male … Continue reading

May 2011

Data support use of multimodal approach for decreasing incidence of groin injuries

Specific mechanisms remain unclear Multimodal warm-up exercise programs appear to have benefits for reducing the incidence of groin injuries in athletes, but researchers are working to identify which specific training components have the greatest effect. Almost an afterthought at the … Continue reading

May 2011

Screening has benefit, but Philippon calls for more action to save hips in hockey

His research group has identified three physical exam findings that can effectively screen for risk of femoral acetabular impingement in adolescent hockey players, but the world’s most famous hip surgeon thinks more drastic preventive measures may be warranted much earlier … Continue reading

May 2011

Volleyball findings link training volume to symptoms of patellar tendinopathy

Jumping ability not implicated Hard work can make up for a lack of natural talent in sports, but research from Norway suggests that may not be true when it comes to the risk of patellar tendinopathy (jumper’s knee) in young … Continue reading