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Influence of estrogen on the plantar fascia

May 24, 2016

Reported effects of estrogen on knee ligaments and the Achilles tendon raise questions about how the plantar fascia might be altered during the menstrual cycle and how those changes might affect injury risk. This original study was designed to address that question.

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A closer look at Buerger’s disease in the lower extremity

May 17, 2016

Buerger’s disease, which is also known as thromboangiitis obliterans, is a rare disease affecting the small and medium-sized vessels of the peripheral arterial and venous systems. It is a nonatherosclerotic inflammatory disorder of unknown etiology. Smoking is the most important risk factor for Buerger’s disease

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SportsAT 2.0 Software

May 4, 2016

New from Tekscan, the SportsAT 2.0 software provides essential information for complete balance and concussion assessments. Sports medicine professionals can use SportsAT 2.0 to complete objective baseline and postinjury tests, quickly assess injury risk, identify asymmetries, and evaluate progress. Initiate balance training exercises using the Balance Compass to quantitatively measure postural stability and control

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FootFidget Exercise Device

May 4, 2016

Designed by physical therapists, the FootFidget is a versatile exercise device for health and fitness that can be used as a dynamic footrest when sitting or standing for long periods of time. “Fidgeting” (pressing the foot against the device’s flexible resistance bands) while sitting or standing can help improve lower extremity strength, endurance, and circulation; other potential benefits include improved balance, ergonomic positioning, comfort, and focus.

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Tendon Trak For Tendinopathy

May 4, 2016

Created by a physical therapist for treating lower extremity tendinopathies, the Tendon Trak from Innovative Bracing supports the tendon to decrease pain and improve function by facilitating anatomically efficient muscle contraction without excessive compression.

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Lakers celebrate Vitti, retiring head AT

May 4, 2016

The Los Angeles Lakers honored retiring head athletic trainer Gary Vitti, MS, ATC, during the first quarter of the Lakers’ April 3 home game against the Boston Celtics. Vitti, who will retire from his full-time role this summer, has been with the Lakers for 32 seasons and is the longest-tenured trainer in the National Basketball Association (NBA).

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Tekscan updates SportsAT software

May 4, 2016

Boston-based Tekscan in February released its SportsAT 2.0 for balance assessments. SportsAT, which includes a built-in balance compass to aid in rehabilitation and track prog­ress, helps lower extremity practitioners quickly quantify gait asymme­tries and evaluate rehabilitation pro­gress, and features automated time-to-boundary calculations.

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Foot Management honors LA Rams ATs

May 4, 2016

Baltimore, MD-based Foot Management hosted the Ed Block Courage Award dinner on March 11 to honor the St.

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Ongoing Care OA brace improves gait

May 4, 2016

Ongoing Care Solutions’ pneumatic unloader brace with extension assist improved various gait parameters in people with knee osteoarthritis (OA) compared with standard conservative care, according to a study published in the April issue of The Journal of Knee Surgery .

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BOC wins fifth Stevie award in 4 years

May 4, 2016

The Board of Certification/Accreditation (BOC) won a bronze Stevie on March 4 at the annual business awards ceremony, held in Las Vegas. The Owings Mills, MD-based BOC won the E-Commerce Customer Service award in recognition of its innovative customer service support and social media efforts.

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