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March 2012

PFA has new address, phone numbers

As of March 1, the Pedorthic Footcare Association (PFA) office address is: Pedorthic Footcare Association, 8400 Westpark Drive, second floor, McLean, VA 22102. The PFA’s new phone number is 703/610-9035 or 800/ 673-8447. The new fax number is 703/995-4456. The … Continue reading

March 2012

Corflex finalizes soft goods contract

Manchester, NH-based Corflex, a veteran-owned manufacturer of orthopedic rehabilitation products, has won a supplier diversity agreement with Irving, TX-based Novation for orthopedic soft goods. The three-year deal offers market competitive pricing. Novation established a supplier diversity program committed to supporting … Continue reading

March 2012

DJO Global establishes fellowship award

Vista, CA-based DJO Global, a global provider of medical devices for musculoskeletal health, vascular health, and pain management, established in February the DJO Cross Fellowship Award program in honor of recently retired Chief Executive Officer Les Cross. DJO Global will … Continue reading

March 2012

Amniox launches amniotic membrane technology in lower extremity markets

Marietta, GA-based Amniox Medical has introduced Neox products, cryopreserved human amniotic membrane grafts that maintain their innate biological and healing potential, to lower extremity practitioners. Amniox premiered the grafts at the 2012 Annual Scientific Conference of the American College of … Continue reading

March 2012

Maddak sponsors networking, education program for occupational therapists

Pequannock, NJ-based Maddak launched a program in February designed to create a partnership between occupational therapists and the company, which manufactures products that simplify tasks of daily living, including eating, drinking, dressing, grooming, bathing, and toileting. According to Maddak, the … Continue reading

March 2012

Foundation supporting disabled calls for 2012 grant applications

The nonprofit Dralla Foundation, established last year by Rockaway, NJ-based Allard USA, has set a May 1 deadline for 2012 grant requests. The foundation awarded 13 inaugural grants in 2001, its first year. Awardees further the foundation’s mission of providing … Continue reading

March 2012

PDAC assigns reimbursement codes for Active Innovations ankle braces

Active Innovation, the medical division of Gardner, KN-based company Active Ankle, has secured pricing, data analysis, and coding (PDAC)-approved reimbursement codes for its product line. The approved billing code for the CF Pro is L1971. The CF Pro is a … Continue reading

March 2012

Sydney will host global shoe congress

The Australian Pedorthic Medical Grade Footwear Association will hold the 18th World Congress of Orthopaedic Shoe Technicians and Pedorthists in Sydney, Australia, March 29-31. The program will feature topical keynote speakers, discussion groups, and presentations focusing on the congress theme, … Continue reading

March 2012

NYCPM presents biomechanics seminars

The New York College of Podiatric Medicine is presenting a se- ries of one-day courses for foot health practitioners. Mastering Biomechanics topics include patient biomechanical assessment, prescription writing, practice management pearls, and billing, coding, and compliance review. Presentations will be … Continue reading

February 2012

Nike, Össur collaborate on running sole for Reinertsen, other amputee athletes

Beaverton, OR-based running shoe giant Nike has introduced the Nike Sole, which uses state-of-the art design to create a lightweight, durable composite sole that interfaces easily with Össur’s Flex-Run prosthetic blade for amputee athletes. Nike designed the new Nike Sole … Continue reading

February 2012

FootCentric announces therapy course, therapeutic footwear fashion show

Chapel Hill, NC-based education company FootCentric continues its learning events with a two-day course for physical therapists on manual therapy for the foot and ankle. The event is scheduled for April 28-29 at the Comprehensive Physical Therapy Center
 in Chapel … Continue reading

February 2012

Pediped updates styles for spring

Henderson, NV-based Pedi­ped’s spring and summer collection offers more than 75 new styles and color combinations in the company’s three signature lines for children—Originals, Grip ‘n’ Go, and Flex—and has also expanded its Adventure line. Highlights include a new slip-resistant … Continue reading

February 2012

Allard employee, marathoner runs to boost foot drop awareness

Rockaway, NJ-based Allard USA announced its new manager of community outreach, Beth Deloria, will compete in 20 half marathons this year to inspire others with foot drop, which for Deloria was caused by severe spinal trauma and subsequent surgery. Already … Continue reading

February 2012

New book focuses on healthy feet

Every Woman’s Guide to Foot Pain Relief: The New Science of Healthy Feet is a science-based how-to guide for patients on restoring the musculoskeletal health of the foot. The author, biomechanist Katy Bowman, MS, looks at mechanical contributors to common … Continue reading

February 2012

AOPA extends deadline for papers

The American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association (AOPA) is looking for qualified O&P professionals and management specialists who have significant business experience to share their knowledge at the organization’s 2012 national convention. The submission deadline for papers has been extended to … Continue reading

January 2012

ABC names new officers, launches interactive state licensure map

The Board of Directors for the Alexandria, VA-based American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics (ABC) named Donald D. Virostek, CPO, president of the organization on December 1. Virostek, director of orthotics at the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital … Continue reading

January 2012

PAL Health manufacturing goes mobile with tablet technology

Pekin, IL-based PAL Health Technologies reports that taking its fabrication management mobile has resulted in a 13% increase in productivity and 2% reduction in internal product rejects after six months. PAL Health’s production data software for Apple’s iPad allows managers … Continue reading

January 2012

OPAF clinics get O&P patients moving

The Orthotic & Prosthetic Activities Foundation (OPAF) has signed two significant 2012 sponsors for its First Clinic series of no-cost, introductory adaptive recreational clinics for individuals served by the O&P community. Owings Mills, MD-based Board of Certification International has upped … Continue reading

January 2012

New CPT codes relate to Dermagraft

The American Medical Association (AMA) has assigned two new procedure codes for the application of living skin cell product Dermagraft, according to Westport, CT-based  manufacturer Advanced BioHealing. Dermagraft is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for up to … Continue reading

January 2012

Pedors Shoes wins PFA award

The Pedorthic Footcare Association (PFA) presented Marietta, GA-based Pedors Shoes with the Pedorthic Footwear Vendor/ Manufacturer of the Year award at its 2011 symposium, held last November in Albuquerque, NM. The PFA’s annual award goes to a company the association’s … Continue reading

January 2012

KineMedics inks deal to distribute AFX foot-ankle strengthening system

Ottawa, Ontario-based Kine­Medics has signed a deal with another Canadian company, Port Moody, BC-based Progressive Health Innovations (PHI) to distribute PHI’s AFX (Ankle Foot Maximizer), a strengthening system for the ankle and foot complex. The AFX system’s variety of resistance … Continue reading

January 2012

PT foundation funds scholarship, signs DJO Global as research partner

The Alexandria, VA-based Foundation for Physical Therapy granted several awards in December. Two physical therapists each received $40,000 research grants and three won $5000 each as recipients of the Florence P. Kendall Doctoral Scholarships for the 2011-2012 academic year. Kristin … Continue reading

January 2012

IOC names Oslo as site of fourth Advanced Team Physician Course

The International Olympic Committee’s fourth Advanced Team Physician Course is scheduled for May 30-June 1 at the Soria Moria Hotel in Oslo, Norway. The course, geared toward the practical issues of working with high-level athletes in a team sports setting, … Continue reading

January 2012

RehabTech Asia will debut in 2013

RehabTech Asia is the region’s only trade gathering for the assistive technology, integrated care, and rehabilitation engineering industries. The inaugural event, which includes a trade exhibition, conference, hosted buyer program, and business forums, is scheduled for February 27-March 31, 2013 … Continue reading

January 2012

AOPA hosts 2012 audio conferences

Practitioners who want to learn the latest in O&P and earn CE credits can dial in to the American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association’s (AOPA) telephone seminars the second Wednesday of each month at 1 pm EST. Practitioners can receive 1.5 … Continue reading