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The medical literature doesn’t yet have all the answers regarding orthotic management of stroke, but don’t discount the existing body of evidence. It could—and should—change the way you practice.
By Stefania Fatone, PhD, BPO(Hons) Continue reading
Balance intervention programs improve postural stability, which reduces ankle sprain risk. By reducing injury recurrence, balance training reduces the risk of chronic ankle instability, and in turn the risk of ankle osteoarthritis.
By Erik A. Wikstrom, PhD, ATC, and Mitchell L. Cordova, PhD, ATC Continue reading
The optimal arch height for a patient with functional flat foot may depend on the goals of orthotic management. Studies suggest that arch height directly affects excessive motion, but that controlling dynamic balance may require a more tailored approach.
By Stephen D. Perry, PhD, E. Anne Cunningham, Msc, CPed, and Kelly M. Goodwin, BSc Continue reading
Amputee runners hit the lab
Plus: Gait, work and AFOs • Morton’s extension
Seeking a fatigue-injury link
Plus: Baseball sliding strategies • Detraining and ankle injury
Kids’ loads shift underfoot
Plus: High heels and knee OA • Children and flip-flops
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
Obesity is a big problem, one that seems to just keep getting bigger.
by Jordana Bieze Foster
From weight loss to exercise to lever arms, effective early interventions can stave off surgery.
By Monica R. Maly, PT, PhD
The optimal immobilization angle for Achilles tendon healing may be smaller than previously thought.
By Walter H. Wray III, MD, Conor Regan, MD, Sagar Patel, BS, Ryan May, BS, and Selene G. Parekh, MD, MBA
How a Nashville intervention program decreased amputation rates by 40% over a five year period.
By Mark Hinkes, DPM
At this knee center, return to play is based not on the calendar but on range of motion and strength. By Scott E. Urch, MD, K. Donald Shelbourne, MD, and Heather Freeman, PT, DHS
Modeling studies have implications for management of plantar fasciitis, stress fractures and PTTD.
By Erin D. Ward, DPM
Digital scanners can save time and money, but only if they provide the clinical information you need.
By Larry Huppin, DPM
G&W Heel Lift launches the first leg inequality measurement pad. The easy-to-use Leg Inequality Measurement Pad is eight layers of tinted vinyl, each 3 mm thick, for a total of 24 mm or approximately one inch. The layers are easily … Continue reading
The RX24 Quadrastep system is a biomechanically tailored approach to ready-to-wear orthosis prescription that is designed to yield custom-quality results. Inventor Roberta Nole, MA, PT, CPed, has created a patented clinical algorithm that identifies and categorizes a patient’s feet into … Continue reading
Plus: Knee and the NFL • Tape takes on exercise
by Jordana Bieze Foster
Plus: Ankle brace effects Amputee hip strength • Feedback boosts OA bracing by Jordana Bieze Foster
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
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
Orthofeet is introducing innovative Women’s shoes that combine chic design with stretchy fit in the forefoot. The shoes feature unique Double Fastening Strap System that allows fastening on either side of the shoe, as well as easy adjustment of the … Continue reading
The Dynamic Walk Orthosis is a new dorsiflexion assist AFO constructed of thermomoldable carbon fiber composite. Utilizing high-fatigue life PEEK rods bilaterally as the flexing members, the Dynamic Walk provides substantial dorsi-assist with subtalar inversion and eversion control. The open … Continue reading
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.