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
G&W Heel Lift launches the first leg inequality measurement pad. The easy-to-use Leg Inequality Measurement Pad is eight layers of tinted vinyl, each 3 mm thick, for a total of 24 mm or approximately one inch. The layers are easily peeled apart and replaced as needed. This indirect method is a quick and easy way of approximating the amount of structural leg deficiency in patients with severe fractures of the ...
The RX24 Quadrastep system is a biomechanically tailored approach to ready-to-wear orthosis prescription that is designed to yield custom-quality results. Inventor Roberta Nole, MA, PT, CPed, has created a patented clinical algorithm that identifies and categorizes a patient’s feet into one of 24 foot-types. The RX24 Quadrastep systems takes the concept a step further and simplifies the 24 foot-type medical model into six sub-classifications known as quads, each with its ...
Orthofeet is introducing innovative Women’s shoes that combine chic design with stretchy fit in the forefoot. The shoes feature unique Double Fastening Strap System that allows fastening on either side of the shoe, as well as easy adjustment of the effective length of the strap. The shoes new light weight cushioning soles with Orthofeet’s Ergonomic-StrideTM design enhances comfort, and helps propel the foot forward.
The Dynamic Walk Orthosis is a new dorsiflexion assist AFO constructed of thermomoldable carbon fiber composite. Utilizing high-fatigue life PEEK rods bilaterally as the flexing members, the Dynamic Walk provides substantial dorsi-assist with subtalar inversion and eversion control. The open heel construction allows for optimal fit and comfort with various shoe types. This high activity design enables freedom of motion and allows for walking, running, climbing stairs and squatting without ...
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 significant patella tracking conditions and all indications requiring controlled patella movement with controlled range of knee motion. “The assignment of reimbursement code L1832 to the PT® Control knee brace means that ...
“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.”