Many experts believe that comprehensive acceptance of telemedicine for prevention and monitoring of diabetic wounds and other lower extremity care is right around the corner.
By Hank Black
There are already plenty of good reasons for individuals with diabetes to exercise. But here’s one more: Strengthening the intrinsic foot muscles just might reverse the development of diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) even before it becomes clinically apparent.
Jordana Bieze Foster, Editor
Current treatments for chronic ankle instability (CAI) may be ineffective in reducing its development and recurrence. To help address this issue, the authors have proposed a new treatment paradigm based on …
By Patrick O. McKeon, PhD, ATC, CSCS, and Erik A. Wikstrom, PhD, ATC, FACSM
A knee injury can have painful and disabling long-term repercussions, such as the early onset of knee osteoarthritis (OA) or accelerated knee OA. Injury prevention and effective interventions may help …
By Jeffrey B. Driban, PhD, ATC, CSCS; Brian Pietrosimone, PhD, ATC; Nicole M. Cattano, PhD, ATC; Matthew S. Harkey, MS, ATC; and Brittney A. Luc, MS, ATC
Decreasing stride length during running has been shown to result in biomechanical changes that are associated with reduced loading of biological tissues and, by extension, also may reduce the …
By Melissa A. Thompson, PhD, and Kristine M. Hoffman, DPM
Although some research has found that using the composite score for the seven component tasks of the Functional Movement Screen is a reliable way to predict risk of injury in athletes, other studies …
By Erin Hartigan, PT, DPT, OCS, PhD, ATC; Nicole Chimera, PhD, ATC, CSCS; and Sarah Lamberton, NSCA-CPT
Current research suggests that relatively small but statistically significant changes are associated in the short term with the use of unstable shoes. However, it is unclear if those changes are clinically meaningful, or whether long-term use would yield greater or diminished results.
By Jacob Gardner, PhD
In the Moment: Falls
By P.K. Daniel
Is ankle fracture in the elderly the new hip fracture? Hip fractures in older adults have often been linked to high mortality rates, and a recent study suggests the same may be true of ankle fractures, given that some of the same variables are at play.
While walking is a popular form of exercise among the elderly that improves mobility, a home-based walking program does not curb the risk of falling, according to an Australian study.
Rate of torque development (RTD) in the hip extensor muscles is an outcome that could be key to identifying patients at risk for falling, according to a study epublished in December 2014 by Aging Clinical & Experimental Research.
By Emily Delzell
With only 10.5% of US patients with knee osteoarthritis opting for surgery in 2013, a percentage that has not increased in 10 years, medical device manufacturers are working to meet the clear demand for solutions that delay unwanted surgery, according to a November report from London, UK-based GlobalData.
Bill Meanwell, CPed, died on November 14, 2014, in Broken Arrow, OK. He was 63. A longtime pedorthist, most recently in private practice as owner of Corethotics in Tulsa, OK, Meanwell also taught at the Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology in …
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) will kick off its 2015 Annual Meeting on March 24 in Las Vegas with a one-day build of a playground designed with input from children from the local church community program Palabra Viva Las Vegas.
The Major Extremity Trauma Research Consortium (METRC) on January 2 called for participants for a Department of Defense-funded study examining the benefits of an integrated orthosis and rehabilitation program that incorporates the Intrepid Dynamic Exoskeletal Orthosis (IDEO) and the Return to Run …
The Alexandria, VA-based Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education announced on December 11 that it has granted candidacy for accreditation to Brenau University’s doctoral degree program, which is recruiting candidates for the class that begins in May 2015.
Irvine, CA-based lower extremity device manufacturer Freedom Innovations and Cleveland, OH-based motion control technology company Parker Hannifin Corporation announced on December 9 that the companies have completed a minority equity investment agreement.
Sols introduces a new system designed to simplify and enhance the orthotic prescription process and enable practitioners to focus on patient care. Sols’ certified providers receive an iPad equipped with an app to capture images of patients’ feet easily and accurately without the need for paperwork …
The Infinite Socket from LIM Innovations is a custom, modular, dynamic transfemoral socket engineered to empower both clinician and user. The adaptable socket allows wearers to adjust the fit during day-to-day activities and in response to volume change over long periods of time …