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November 2009

In the Moment: Foot Care

Wedges assist stroke rehab
Plus: • Kids, footwear and gait • Teens and running shoes

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November 2009

In the Moment: O&P

Orthoses improve CP gait
Plus: • Valgus knee bracing • Achilles outcomes

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October 2009

In the Moment: Sports Medicine

Alter footfall? Not so fast

Natural running pattern may be best – Websites all over the internet claim that runners who use a rearfoot strike pattern can run more efficiently and prevent injury by converting to a midfoot or forefoot strike pattern. But, as if we needed another reason to distrust information found online, studies of these variables suggest otherwise.

Plus: Skateboarding shoes • ACL do-overs • PTTD protocols

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September 2009

In the Moment: O&P

Amputee runners hit the lab
Plus: Gait, work and AFOs • Morton’s extension

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September 2009

In the Moment: Sports Medicine

Seeking a fatigue-injury link
Plus: Baseball sliding strategies • Detraining and ankle injury

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September 2009

In the Moment: Footwear

Kids’ loads shift underfoot
Plus: High heels and knee OA • Children and flip-flops

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August 2009

In the Moment: Sports Medicine

Plus: Knee and the NFL • Tape takes on exercise
by Jordana Bieze Foster

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August 2009

In the Moment: O&P

Plus: Ankle brace effects Amputee hip strength • Feedback boosts OA bracing by Jordana Bieze Foster

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August 2009

In the Moment: Foot Care

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

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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

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

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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