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Delcam taps Cavanagh to give keynote at Orthotics Technology Forum in June

April 17, 2014

Biomechanics expert Peter Cavanagh, PhD, DSc, heads the presentation agenda at the 2014 North American Orthotics Technology Forum (OTF), forum sponsor Delcam announced in March. Cavanagh, Endowed Chair in Women’s Sports Medicine and professor and vice chair for research in the Department of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine at the University of Washington in Seattle, will deliver the forum’s keynote address, “Evidence for the efficacy of insoles based on shape and plantar pressure,” at the first of two technology forums Birmingham, UK-based Delcam will hold this year

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Pro-Tec rebranding highlights action

April 17, 2014

Redmond, WA-based Pro-Tech Athletics updated its brand in February with a new logo, tagline, and easy-to-read packaging that includes injury information and visual anatomy. “We are excited to introduce the market to the new Pro-Tec with a new logo that depicts more action and a new tag line ‘Designed for Peak Performance’ that exemplifies our commitment to quality,” said Pro-Tech President Jeff Rodgers

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ACFAOM 2014 offers interactive sessions

April 17, 2014

The American College of Foot & Ankle Orthopedics & Medicine’s (ACFAOM) annual clinical conference will focus on interactive podiatric education based on real clinical cases at its 2014 meeting, according to a March release from the organization.

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Sigvaris celebrates 150-year anniversary

April 17, 2014

Peachtree City, GA-based Sigvaris is celebrating 150 years of compression technology production with its “Share Your Story Sigvaris” sweepstakes, the company announced in March. Sigvaris will award the grand prize winner a trip for two to Atlanta to attend its anniversary party. In addition to the grand prize trip, the company will award 10 pairs of its Well Being or Sports compression socks in the 10 weeks leading up to the announcement of the Atlanta trip winner on June 2.

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Becker Orthopedic revamps website

April 17, 2014

Troy, MI-based Becker Orthopedic relaunched its website in February at beckerorthopedic .com with features that include a searchable online catalog, new product section, technical and clinical support, continuing education programs, and easy-to-access orthometry forms.

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Foot, ankle surgeons install new board

April 17, 2014

The American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS) installed its 2014-2015 board of directors on February 28 at its 72nd Annual Scientific Conference in Orlando, FL. The new officers are: Thomas S. Roukis, DPM, PhD, La Crosse, WI, president; Richard M

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MVI Footcare vends Comfortland devices

April 17, 2014

Mettawa, IL-based MVI Footcare, a division of Med-Vet International, in March became a national distributor of Mebane, NC-based Comfortland Medical orthopedic rehabilitation, sports medicine, podiatric medicine, O&P, durable medical equipment, and orthotic products. Related Posts: MVI Footcare Catalog February 27, 2014 Nu Wave Nail Products February 26, 2013 MVI Footcare
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UNC Greensboro opens enrollment for online education in kinesiology doctorate

April 17, 2014

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) will offer the nation’s first online doctorate of education degree in kinesiology beginning in fall 2014, university officials announced in March. The new EdD program is designed for kinesiology professionals with at least three years of experience to complete in four years while they continue to work. UNCG Department of Kinesiology faculty recognized for their teaching and scholarship in human movement and physical activity will teach the course, according to the university, and include two recent National Academy of Kinesiology inductees, Sandy Shultz, PhD, ATC, CSCS, professor and department chair, and Jenny Etnier, PhD, professor and director of graduate studies.

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Cadence Kickstart enters Korean market

April 17, 2014

Seattle-based Cadence Biomedical inked a distribution agreement on March 6 with a Korean medical device importer for the US company’s KickstartPT and KickstartPersonal systems.

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Nolaro24 offers live QuadraStep webinars

April 17, 2014

Middlebury, CT-based Nolaro24 has scheduled two live webinars on the use of its Quadra­Step system for pediatric and adult foot video gait analysis and foot orthotic selection and design. The two-hour educational offerings are preapproved by the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics & Pedorthics for 2.0 Category 1 Scientific Units for certified pedorthists, orthotists, orthotic assistants, orthotics technicians, and orthotic fitters. Tuition for the webinars, which are scheduled for 7-9 pm EST on April 24 and May 22, is $75.

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