Category Archives: Archives

July 2020

How Right Now: Tools to Help with Coping

How Right Now is an initiative to address people’s feelings of grief, loss, and worry during the COVID-19 pandemic. Overall, it aims to increase people’s ability to adapt and be resilient during this time. The How Right Now initiative is funded by the CDC Foundation. How Right Now has four primary audiences, which include: adults over 65 and their caregivers; people with pre-existing physical and… Continue reading

July 2020

Expanded Telehealth Increases Cybersecurity Risks

While our understanding of why COVID-19 affects different individuals so dramatically remains vexing, clinicians at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, New York, put together an observational study to determine whether early treatment with glucocorticoids is associated with reduced mortality or the need for… Continue reading

July 2020

C-Reactive Protein Test May Aid in Treatment Decisions

While our understanding of why COVID-19 affects different individuals so dramatically remains vexing, clinicians at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, New York, put together an observational study to determine whether early treatment with glucocorticoids is associated with reduced mortality or the need for… Continue reading

July 2020

COVID-19, Athletic Trainers, and Social Determinants of Health

COVID-19 has created a unique situation where demand for traditional athletic training services for those in athletic endeavors has decreased.  At the same time, the need for best practices in interprofessional collaboration, upstream primary care triage, and return to activity guidance amidst a healthcare crisis are in high demand.  Innovation and redefining of historical practices are creating new opportunities for the…

By David Gallegos, MA, ATC, Cert. MDT Continue reading

July 2020

Getting Off 1 Bus Stop Earlier = 50+ Days in Life Expectancy

In early 2019, Dublin’s Department of Health wanted to encourage public transport riders to improve their activity levels by alighting 1 stop earlier and walking to their destination. To gain the public’s attention, they decided to relate the additional steps to the potential increase in life-expectancy (calculated at a population level). Continue reading

July 2020

Compression Stockings Effective in Diabetes & PAD; Aid Sport Activity Performance

Two new studies show the effectiveness of compression stockings (CS) in the settings of diabetes and peripheral arterial disease (PAD) as well as in sport performance. The first, from Friedrich-Alexander-Universitat Erlangen-Nurnberg in Germany and published in BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care, looked at… Continue reading

July 2020

Not Just for Kids! Virtual Reality Training Improves Balance in Older Adults

Falls are common among adults over age 65 with 30% reporting at least 1 fall in 2014 in the United States. Falls can cause life-threatening injuries leading to emergency department visits, hospitalizations, and even death. The good news is that exercise-based falls prevention programs have been proven… Continue reading

July 2020

Predicting Return-to-Play After Calf Muscle Strain Injury

In a study of 149 calf muscle strain injuries (CMSI) among 123 Australian Football League players, researchers from the La Trobe Sport and Exercise Medicine Research Center sought to determine whether clinical and radiological factors can be predictive of both return to play and/or re-injury. Continue reading

July 2020

Skateboarding Survey: 70% Suffer Lower Extremity Injuries

In a web-based survey of 197 Spanish skateboarders (mean age 24.4 years; 89.3% male) researchers from the University A Coruña in Spain sought to better understand the practice habits and injuries of skateboarders. Continue reading

July 2020

Cooling Insoles Offer New Approach to Diabetic Foot Ulcer Prevention

Adults who suffer from pain due to diabetic peripheral neuropathy of the feet now have another treatment option: QUTENZA (capsaicin) 8% patch has received extended-label approval by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The FDA originally approved the pain management patch in 2009 for… Continue reading

July 2020

Orphengesic Forte, New Opioid-free Pain Med, Approved for Musculoskeletal Pain

Galt Pharmaceuticals, Atlanta, GA, announced that the US Food & Drug Administration has issued a new drug approval for Orphengesic Forte, a non-opioid, non-controlled, non-addictive prescription pain medication. Orphengesic Forte is indicated for the relief of mild to moderate pain of acute musculoskeletal disorders, paired with rest, physical therapy, and other measures. Continue reading

July 2020

Abbott’s Personalized Chronic Pain Therapy App Approved by FDA

Abbott, Abbott Park, IL, has received approval to use its iOS-compatible St. Jude Medical Patient Controller Application, which is available for download from the Apple store. This app is for people living with chronic pain and neurologic disorders who are treated by Abbott neuromodulation devices including… Continue reading

July 2020

Honda Walking Assist Device Studied in Hemiplegic Stroke Patients, Children with CP

The Honda Walking Assist Device (HWAD) powered exoskeleton consists of a lumbar frame with motors on both sides to transfer force to the legs via thigh frames. This training device supports walking, based on the inverted pendulum model. Honda has been conducting research on the device since 1999. Continue reading

July 2020

SMART KNEE BANDAGE FOR ARTHROSIS PATIENTS

A multidisciplinary team of researchers and industry partners have collaborated on the development of a sensor-equipped prototype smart knee bandage that uses self-learning algorithms to estimate strain. Dubbed “Anthrokinemat,” this smart bandage was designed to support arthrosis patients in determining the right amount of daily exercise. Continue reading

July 2020

PRO-POINT MYOFASCIAL RELEASE TOOL

OPTP has unveiled its exclusive new Pro-Point Myofascial Release Tool. This portable self-massage tool measures 3″ in diameter and 2-1/8″ high. It is described as ideal for applying targeted, sustained pressure to help relieve tension and release trigger points throughout the body. Continue reading

July 2020

ZENTOES ANKLE COMPRESSION SOCK SLEEVES FOR SUPPORTING ACHING ANKLES

ZenToes’ Ankle Compression Sock Sleeves are designed to support the arch, heel, joint, and top of the foot to provide pain-relieving pressure that improves circulation and blood flow. These compression ankle sock sleeves can be worn to help relieve… Continue reading

July 2020

SQAIRZ ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH ICONIC GOLFER SIR NICK FALDO

SQAIRZ, Windham, NH, a company whose new line of golf shoes was engineered around a patented square toe and other performance innovations, announced it has entered into a long-term partnership with legendary golfer Sir Nick Faldo. Continue reading

July 2020

CLIPPERPRO OMEGA SELECT TOENAIL CLIPPER

The Clipperpro Omega Select Toenail Clipper was designed by a team of 3 orthopedic surgeons to improve and modernize the basic nail clipper and to help provide a solution for people who suffer with arthritis in the hand. By combining their decades of experience using precision surgical instruments with state-of-the-art manufacturing… Continue reading

July 2020

NOW AVAILABLE: GUIDELINE FOR PREVENTION, TREATMENT OF PRESSURE ULCERS/INJURIES

The 2019 Clinical Practice Guideline for Prevention and Treatment of Pressure Ulcers/Injuries is now available for purchase. Developed and published by the European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel, the National Pressure Injury Advisory Panel, and the… Continue reading

July 2020

Tuli’s Plantar Fasciitis Insoles

Medi-Dyne has added Plantar Fasciitis Insoles to its Tuli’s brand product line. According to the company, these high-quality, yet affordable full-length replacement insoles were created for people who suffer from plantar fasciitis. Made from EVA material, Tuli’s Plantar Fasciitis Insoles provide cushioning using… Continue reading

July 2020

TS5 TRAVEL SOCKS

OS1st TS5 Travel Socks were designed with the active traveler in mind. Made with medical-grade compression, these socks help improve circulation by reducing the risk of blood clots, treating and preventing pain related to deep vein thrombosis, providing enhanced oxygenation, and reviving legs after long stretches of immobility. Continue reading

July 2020

CMS TO RESUME PRE- AND POST-PAYMENT AUDITS

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has authorized Medicare contractors (eg, DME MACs, RACS, SMRCs, etc.) to once again perform pre-payment and post-payment audits as part of their medical review responsibilities. Continue reading

July 2020

WALKASINS LOWER-LIMB SENSORY NEUROPROSTHESIS

Walkasins is an external, lower-limb sensory neuroprosthesis intended to replace the lost nerve function used for detection and signaling of foot pressure sensation. RxFunction developed Walkasins to help improve balance in patients who experience gait and mobility problems due to… Continue reading

July 2020

SKININTEGRA RAPID CRACK REPAIR CREAM

SkinIntegra’s Rapid Crack Repair Cream formula is powered by urea and rich plant seed oils that provide the full spectrum of omega essential fatty acids, antioxidants, vitamins, and proteins needed to help repair depleted, cracked skin. Continue reading

July 2020

CYCLING CME ROAD BIKE TOUR, ITALY 2021

Cycling CME  will run a 7-day continuing medical education road bike trip June 5-12, 2021, through Italy’s Tuscany region mixing CME, cycling, food, and culture. The base will be at Villa Nonno Fernando, a 19th century stone farmhouse. Continue reading