Category Archives: Archives

July 2009

GAITRite-CIR names Ross award winner

Evan T. Cohen, PT, MA, NCS, received the first Ellen C. Ross memorial award, established by GAITRite-CIR Systems to honor the former professor and director of Post-Professional Physical Therapy Education…

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July 2009

Studies show DJO products improve mechanics, ease patellofemoral pain

Research presented at the International Patellofemoral Research Retreat supports the use of two DonJoy Orthopedics products, the SERF femoral strap and the Tru-Pull Advance knee brace.

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July 2009

In the Moment: 0&P

Ankle braces are popular with volleyball players seeking a safeguard against both contact and non-contact sprains. Research from the University of Findlay (OH) suggests that ankle brace wear significantly alters lower extremity muscle activation patterns in volleyball players but, athletes will be happy to know, does not significantly affect vertical jump height.

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July 2009

Practice Tactics: Treatment protocols

Creating a consistent, comprehensive and systematic process for treating lower extremity ailments improves patient outcomes and can also improve the financial performance of your practice, often by a considerable degree. Depending on patient volume and current practice behaviors, adopting comprehensive treatment guidelines can generate between…

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July 2009

Patellofemoral pain takes turn in spotlight

Welcome to the decade of patellofemoral pain: Exclusive coverage from the first-ever PFPS research retreat.

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July 2009

Diabetes: Options for Offloading

Removable cast walkers offer alternatives to the total contact cast.

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July 2009

Gait Analysis: The link to clinical outcomes

Gait analysis affects treatment decision-making, patient management and outcomes

by Tishya A.L. Wren, PhD, Carole A. Tucker, PT, PhD, PCS, and Robert M. Kay, MD Continue reading

July 2009

Treating knee pain from the ground up

Functional foot orthoses can help relieve symptoms

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July 2009

OA research: It’s all about the shoes

Laterally wedged orthoses are effective to a point, but the next big thing in knee osteoarthritis treatment just might be a prototype shoe with a sole that notable for its variable stiffness rather than its slope.

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July 2009

Sports Medicine: An athlete’s oasis in the Middle East

Western-style sports medicine is alive and well in the tiny Gulf nation of Qatar

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July 2009

In the Moment: Sports Medicine

Kids may think they have time on their side, but that’s not the case when it comes to anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction, according to research presented in July at the annual meeting of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine.

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July 2009

Out On a Limb

You’re launching a new magazine? Now? In this economy? Don’t you know that newspapers and magazines are downsizing and folding left and right? Good questions, all. But I can assure you, we’re not living in a bubble. We personally know far too many people, in publishing and in other markets, who have been adversely affected by the recession.

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August 2009

Medi USA PT Control

Medi USA LP Launches PT® Control Whitsett, NC, May 20, 2009. Medi USA receives favorable Medicare reimbursement for the PT® Control, which is a knee brace designed to ease the pain and aid in the rehabilitation of patients suffering from … Continue reading

July 2009

Patriot AFO

The Patriot AFO is available in a firm, semi rigid, or flexible reinforcement material to provide the correct amount of support and stability. A full interface lining cushions and protects skin integrity.

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July 2009

SoleTech Night Splint

The SoleTech® Night Splint is available in three universal sizes(S, M, and L) to fit most patients and is indicated for Plantar Fasciitis, Achilles Tendonitis and other lower extremity overuse injuries.

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July 2009

ProLab’s P3 Functional Prefab

ProLab has been a leader in orthotic therapy since 1989, offering high-quality orthotic products including: custom Pathology Specific™ foot orthoses, custom Stabilizer Gauntlet AFOs, custom Functional AFOs, and the new P3 Kiddythotic Prefabs.

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July 2009

Swede-O OA Brace

The Swede-O OA Knee Brace is designed specifically for patients with unicompartmental osteoarthritis. The Swede-O OA Knee Brace is the first OA knee brace that provides the necessary unloading of the patient’s knee for pain relief and corrects gait abnormalities associated with OA.

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August 2009

Advanced Casting Technology Sandals

Advanced Casting Technology offers more than thirty of the most popular styles and colors of Birkenstock® sandals and clogs with new models being added each season.

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August 2009

Levy and Rappel LevyAFO 9.0

Levy and Rappel is committed to providing practitioners with choices. The LevyAFO 9.0 offers four levels of support, seven color options and a choice of closure at any height. The standard 1” padded collar provides maximum comfort.

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August 2009

ThermoTecc Heat Moldable Foot Device System

“Poly Gel® is committed to bringing the most scientifically and technologically advanced products to market.” says Peter Bickel, Vice President of Sales & Marketing. “The new ThermoTecc™ heat moldable foot device system is only one of a multitude of innovations on the horizon.”

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