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Return of strength after Achilles tendon surgery

September 16, 2014

Despite excellent subjective outcomes following Achilles tendon repair, significant plantar flexion and dorsiflexion strength deficits often persist. However, modern trends in postoperative rehabilitation represent a progression toward a more functional strength recovery.

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Now, treat your Achilles’ heel with minor surgery

September 9, 2014

Scientists have revealed that a new minimally-invasive surgery to repair a torn Achilles tendon actually uses the damaged tissue to help repair the tear.

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Comfortmaxx Orthoses

August 29, 2014

New from Footmaxx is the Comfortmaxx hand-crafted custom orthosis line featuring 100% merino wool and designed with comfort in mind. Merino wool helps keep feet warm in cold months and cool in hot months, and helps eliminate odor, all of which provide year-round support and comfort.

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EVO Quatro Ankle Stabilizer

August 29, 2014

The new EVO Quatro Ankle Stabilizer from Med Spec is a low-profile version of the EVO Ankle Stabilizer.

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Ironman Insoles

August 29, 2014

Spenco introduces new Ironman insoles, specifically engineered to help endurance athletes conquer challenges.

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Orthoflex Thermoplastic

August 29, 2014

Orthoflex, new from Allied O&P Supply, is a flexible, formable thermoplastic material designed for below-knee socket liners, above-knee socket liners, ankle foot orthosis cushioning, inner booties, shock absorption, and other orthotic and prosthetic applications. The strong, durable material is designed to be easily formable through all standard processes, drape form, blister form, and vacuum forming. Recommended oven temperatures are between 280°-325° depending on thickness.

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Square Toe Post-Op Shoe

August 29, 2014

Powerstep’s new Square Toe Post-Op Shoe is designed to provide protection for the foot following surgery or trauma. A rigid heel counter and ankle strap hold the foot securely in place to control motion in the shoe

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Arcopedico Cork Sandals

August 29, 2014

Arcopedico USA takes a refreshing look at women’s comfort footwear with its cork sandals. The sandals feature bright hues, flirty wedges, leather and knit straps, anti-slip thermal rubber, and lightweight soles made from natural Portuguese cork.

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Robotic ankle training for CP transitions from lab to clinic

August 29, 2014

Robotic training device setup.

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Early focus on gross motor skills may benefit children with autism

August 29, 2014

This child, aged nearly 4 years, was diagnosed with microcephaly, autism spectrum disorder, and hypotonia.

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