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Although existing anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury prevention programs have been successful at reducing the incidence of ACL injury, a new study suggests that tailoring interventions based on four risk profile subtypes could be more effective. Continue reading
Six weeks of training to increase running cadence is associated with significant changes in kinematics and vertical loading rate, but does not affect running efficiency, according to research from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Continue reading
Reed Ferber, PhD, ATC, associate professor of kinesiology at the University of Calgary and director of the Running Injury Clinic in Calgary, Canada, has authored a textbook that focuses on running… Continue reading
Langer Biomechanics provides a broad array of products to keep patients mobile. The company philosophy is to leverage innovative technology, relevant client-focused services, and medical education to secure its market leader position in foot orthoses, ankle foot orthoses (AFOs), and other durable medical equipment (DME) products.
By LER Staff
The University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) will hold the official ribbon-cutting ceremony for its new $6-million biomechanics research facility on September 5 during the annual meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics. The 23,000-square-foot building houses research efforts led … Continue reading
Kicking is a whole-body movement that is responsive to a wide range of constraints related to the task, the environment, and the athlete. Preliminary research also suggests that balance control in the support leg plays a key role in athletes’ kicking performance.
By David I. Anderson, PhD, and Ben Sidaway, PT, PhD
Jacquelin Perry, MD, DSc (Hon), died on March 11 in her home in Downey, CA. She was 94, and worked until near the end of her life at Los Angeles’s Rancho Los Amigos Medical Center, where she cared for patients and conducted research for more than 50 years.
Tibial inclination appears significant – Orthotic walkers have significant effects on proximal joint mechanics during gait, the extent of which appear to depend on individual device design, according to research from the University of Central Lancashire in the UK.
Langer Biomechanics provides a broad array of products to keep patients mobile. The company philosophy embraces the concept of harnessing innovation in order to maintain its legacy of industry leadership. Earlier this year, Langer made…
By Ellen Oliver
Foot and ankle experts from across the globe gathered in Sydney, Australia, in April for the third International Foot & Ankle Biomechanics (i-FAB) congress. LER’s exclusive coverage of this event starts with the ever-controversial topic of barefoot running and goes on to examine clinical and scientific progress related to plantar pressures, diabetes, pediatrics, unstable shoes, and osteoarthritis.
By Jordana Bieze Foster
Foot and ankle experts from across the globe gathered in Sydney, Australia, in April for the third International Foot & Ankle Biomechanics (i-FAB) congress. LER’s exclusive coverage of this event starts with the ever-controversial topic of barefoot running and goes … Continue reading
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
This study found that closed basket-weave ankle taping significantly affects ankle range of motion and time to peak vertical ground reaction force, which can have implications higher up the kinetic chain that appear to vary from one individual to another.
By Matthew L. Santos-Vitorino, MS, ATC, LAT, Sue Shapiro, EdD, ATC, LAT, Kathy Ludwig, PhD, and Claire Egret, PhD
Ronkonkoma, NY-based Langer Biomechanics announced new educational offerings for practitioners specializing in lower extremity healthcare with its Comprehensive Orthopedic Management of Lower Extremity Ailments (COMLEA) seminar series and the debut of the no-cost After Hours Ankle Foot Orthoses Workshop program. … Continue reading
Gender differences in leg alignment and muscle activation during a soccer kick may in turn help explain gender differences in knee injury risk, according to research from the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City.
The question is, where does it all begin? Our body’s biomechanical function starts at the foot level and as we age, if ignored, this relationship typically takes a turn for the worst. Foot and ankle training is perhaps the single most neglected component of strength and performance, especially in older adults.
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In a narrative review of 28 papers on pediatric obesity and sports participation, researchers from the Wake Forest (NC) School of Medicine identified 5 categories: Increased incidence of musculoskeletal injury in obese children, hypothesized to be a result of changes in… Continue reading
Foot orthoses (FOs) are used to treat clinical conditions by altering the external forces applied to the foot and thereafter the forces of muscles and tendons. However, whether specific geometric design features of FOs affect muscle activation is unknown. The aim of this study was to… Continue reading
With cycling’s growing popularity—as a recreational hobby, an athletic pursuit, and a commuting alternative—making sure the bike fits the rider is key to preventing future injuries. With the pandemic, the past year has seen people of all ages and fitness levels seeking outdoor activities and alternatives to driving and public transport, resulting in a renewed popularity of cycling for health…
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Arize Orthotic Solution enables podiatrists and orthotists to prescribe custom orthoses tailored to their patients’ specific needs in less than five minutes. For pictures and video click here News Highlights: Disrupting an industry and improving patient wellness: 77% of Americans … Continue reading
Publisher Memo 2020’s Struggles Shine Light on New Opportunities—for LER and Readers By Rich Dubin, Publisher So much has happened, I don’t even know where to begin. This is time for reflection and appreciation for where we have been and … Continue reading
So much has happened, I don’t even know where to begin. This is time for reflection and appreciation for where we have been and where we are going. All our lives and businesses have been changed forever. This pandemic has affected us in so many ways personally and professionally. In many ways, our eyes and hearts were opened.
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3D printing has been waiting to disrupt the orthotics market for years. Only time will tell if the pandemic’s pause afforded clinicians the opportunity to understand the benefits this technology can bring to their practice and their patients. Recent decades have seen a proliferation of technological advances that promise to transform traditional methods of fabricating in-shoe foot orthoses.
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I joined Langer Biomechanics toward the end of 1979. I believe the orthotic industry was about halfway through the first of 3 distinct periods in its evolution: the development phase. The science, education, and product development work of that era created a level of utilization by clinicians that forever altered the previous use of “arch supports” and replaced…
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