Category Archives: Archives

November 2009

Orthofeet tie-less lace line

Orthofeet is adding new designs to its Tie-Less Lace line of shoes. This patent-pending system combines laces with hook-and-loop straps that offer an easy way of fastening without the need for tying laces, which can be challenging for patients who … Continue reading

November 2009

Pro-Tec Roller Massager

The Pro-Tec Roller Massager with Trigger Point Release Grips is designed to reduce muscle tightness, soreness, and pain. Features include raised Vynafoam sections that “sink” into soft tissue to roll out tightness, rounded grip ends to provide precision trigger point … Continue reading

November 2009

T505 Cold Therapy Unit

In response to new CMS Never Events Legislation, DeRoyal introduces its T505 Cold Therapy Unit. CMS Never Events Legislation prevents hospitals from being reimbursed for cost of care resulting from preventable injuries. DeRoyal’s ATC (automatic temperature control) Units provide consistent … Continue reading

November 2009

Richie Ulcer Guard

The Richie Ulcer Guard, designed to prevent and treat diabetic foot ulcers, is a patch that can be readily attached to footwear opposite an area of concern on the diabetic foot: a callus, for example. The Richie Ulcer Guard provides … Continue reading

November 2009

Sher E-Z Post Orthotic Kit

Sroufe Healthcare Products offers the Sher Brand E-Z Post orthotic system for lateral or medial posting. The E-Z Post is available as a kit with color-coded posting plates that easily snap in to post the shell accurately at three different … Continue reading

November 2009

Out on a limb: Knowing better

I have a confession to make: I’m one of those women. The kind of woman who is the subject of this month’s cover story on high heels.

By, Jordana Bieze Foster, editor

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November 2009

Balancing Act: A real-world approach to high heels

High heeled shoe wear alters biomechanics over time in undeniable, painful ways. But practitioners also know that asking women to give up their heels is an exercise in futility. Instead, they focus on finding a balance.

By Cary Groner

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November 2009

Managing turf toe in football players

Grade 1 and 2 turf toe hyperextension injuries have good outcomes when treated non-operatively, but the optimal treatment for grade 3 is unclear.

By Seth C. Gamradt, MD, and Robert H. Brophy, MD

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November 2009

Kinematics of PTTD dictate management

Researchers are only starting to examine how orthotic management of PTTD affects foot and ankle kinematics.

By Jeff Houck, PT, PhD, Christopher G. Neville, PT, MS, and Adolph Flemister, MD

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November 2009

Feedback-based rehab could lower risk of OA

Feedback-based gait retraining may help reduce rates of loading by improving joint kinematics and proprioception.

By Jody L. Riskowski, PhD

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November 2009

Diabetes: Offloading difficult wounds

If foot pressures are to be reduced, healing to progress, and prevention of ulceration to be a realistic
goal, offloading is imperative. Part one of two.

By Robert J. Snyder, DPM, FACFAS, CWS, and Karen K. Lanier, CPed

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November 2009

Achilles tendinopathy: A four-part approach

Treatment program includes patient education, deep friction massage, eccentric exercise, and Mulligan taping.

By Russell Woodman, FSOM,OCS,MCTA, DPT, and Juan C. Garbalosa, PhD, PT

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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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November 2009

Alpha Medial Midfoot Brace

Alpha Orthotics announces the launch of its Medial Mid-foot Brace in the United States. It provides longitudinal arch support, relieving mid-foot pain caused by general foot stress and strain, including splayfoot and fallen arch. The Medial Mid-foot Brace system consists … Continue reading

November 2009

OAK Orthotic Knee Joint

The OAK (Osteo-Arthritis Knee) polycentric orthotic knee joint is engineered to provide motion that better approximates normal physiologic knee movement for use in a custom Osteoarthritic Knee Orthosis. Unlike simple pivot knee joints, the polycentric action of the OAK provides … Continue reading

November 2009

SureFit Adventure Series

SureFit, a division of SPS, has designed its new Adventure Series footwear collection as a marriage of originality and classically inspired styling. The new footwear collection has rich colors with innovative detailing, in designs that deliver unbeatable comfort with SureFit’s … Continue reading

October 2009

Out on a limb: Ahead of the curve

It isn’t often discussed in the medical literature or in scientific sessions, nor is it mentioned in this month’s cover story on bracing and athletic performance. But the extent to which an athlete can benefit from orthotic management depends at least in part on his or her skill level.

by Jordana Bieze Foster

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October 2009

Bracing vs athletic performance: Why not both?

The sports medicine practitioner has two goals: one, to keep the athlete healthy, and two, to help that athlete perform to the best of his or her ability. But when it comes to lower extremity bracing, those two objectives sometimes butt heads.

By Cary Groner

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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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October 2009

Redi-Thotics Ultra

Redi-Thotics Ultra is a unique orthotic designed to reduce rear foot motion and increase midfoot stability. Ultra-thin and rigid, the Ultra cradles the arch, preventing medial and longitudinal arch bruising. The Ultra is designed with a Rylon support system, not … Continue reading

October 2009

Exoform Dorsal Night Splint

The Exoform Dorsal Night Splint is designed for treatment of plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendinitis, drop foot and post-static pain. The semi-rigid plantar pad reduces discomfort along the sides of the foot while providing an improved angle of dorsiflexion. The non-slip … Continue reading

October 2009

E-Mag Active KAFO

Easy to fit with simple onboard programming, the E-Mag Active controller electronic stance KAFO actually calibrates itself to capture the user’s unique gait pattern. The E-Mag Active can also be easily reprogrammed for changes in the user’s gait, which adds … Continue reading

October 2009

Dr. Comfort Diabetic Sandals

Diabetic footwear has never been this cool!  Dr. Comfort, the company that brought comfort and style to the industry, has launched a new line of men’s diabetic sandals that offers great looks and breathability. The new Beachcomber and Fisherman sandals … Continue reading