Category Archives: Editor Memo

July 2010

Out on a limb: Personality test

Athletes are known for being difficult patients, with psychology often playing as important a role as biomechanics. The objective is to keep an athlete’s personality from getting in the way of proper medical care. But sometimes that’s easier said than done. Just ask the Boston Red Sox.

by Jordana Bieze Foster, Editor

Continue reading

June 2010

Out on a Limb: Thinking globally

There are a lot of reasons you might not want to leave the country these days. Terrorism. The economy. Language barriers. Maybe you just feel there’s no need – you can have a perfectly good vacation, and even update your professional credentials at the same time, without the hassle of renewing your passport or trying to remember where you put the darned thing.

by Jordana Bieze Foster, Editor

Continue reading

May 2010

Out on a limb: Weakness in numbers

Sometimes it’s hard to tell when it’s spring in New England, particularly when there are frost warnings in late April and the local hockey and basketball teams are still playing well into May. But one telltale sign is when the air is abuzz with baseball statistics. By Jordana Bieze Foster, Editor

Continue reading

April 2010

Out On a Limb: Up from the wreckage

Have a bad day at the office? At least you didn’t have to worry about not having any electricity. Or clean water. Most of us take these things for granted. But for some practitioners, in places devastated by war or by natural disaster, they are very real concerns that go hand in hand with lower extremity care. By Jordana Bieze Foster, Editor

Continue reading

March 2010

Out On a Limb: Pro rated

When hearing about how a therapy has helped a professional athlete, it can be difficult to extrapolate those results to your own patient population. Tiger Woods may have lost Gatorade, but he’ll always have platelet rich plasma. By Jordana Bieze Foster

Continue reading

February 2010

Out on a Limb: Ad salutem

As true as it is in advertising, it may be even more true in healthcare. As evidence, this issue features not one but two articles on the ongoing battle to improve patient compliance—a battle practitioners have been fighting since even before the halcyon days of the three martini lunch. By Jordana Bieze Foster

Continue reading

January 2010

Out on a limb: Making a head case

Athletes know about the importance of keeping your head in the game. Just ask Lindsey Jacobellis. Or Chris Webber. But a growing body of research suggests that poor decision making isn’t the only way the brain can sabotage an athlete’s performance. Jordana Bieze Foster, editor Continue reading

December 2009

Out on a limb: It’s all about you

At Lower Extremity Review, we know there are literally thousands of products out there that can help you improve your clinical outcomes. But the existence of all those products doesn’t really do you or your patients much good if you don’t know where to find them.

By, Jordana Bieze Foster, editor

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

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

Continue reading

September 2009

Out on a limb: Getting a leg up

So now we know more about Oscar Pistorius’ body than any of us does about our own. Courtesy of the Journal of Applied Physiology and a dream team of scientists, we know his metabolic cost of running, his sprinting endurance, his swing times, his stance-average vertical ground reaction forces. We know how each of those variables stacks up against those of elite non-amputee runners.

By Jordana Bieze Foster, Editor Continue reading

August 2009

Out on a Limb: Thinking big

Obesity is a big problem, one that seems to just keep getting bigger.
by Jordana Bieze Foster

Continue reading

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.

by Jordana Bieze Foster Continue reading