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Footwear and risk of knee OA: The search for meaning in moments

August 11, 2015

Although footwear may in fact play a role in the development of knee osteoarthritis and its clinical management, those relation­ships are turning out to be much more complicated than once thought.

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Complete Feet: Pedorthist’s new venture emphasizes the customer experience

August 7, 2015

By Catherine M. Koetters | Photos by Michael Moore Michael Duvdevani, CPed, thinks of his newest store, Complete Feet, as a carefully thought-out step in the right direction

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Extra bodyweight enhances effects of high heels at knee

August 7, 2015

Lower heels, BMI may reduce OA risk By Emily Delzell Walking in shoes with heels higher than about 1.5 inches causes gait abnormalities that are amplified by extra bodyweight, according to recent research that found high-heeled walking creates significant changes in knee loading similar to those seen in knee osteoarthritis (OA).

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NATA inducts its 2015 Hall of Famers

August 7, 2015

The National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) on June 25 inducted eight individuals into its Hall of Fame at the NATA 66th Clinical Symposia and AT Expo in St. Louis, MO. The 2015 inductees are Tina Bonci, MS, ATC, LAT, (posthumously), formerly associate athletics director at the University of Texas at Austin; David Carrier, MA, ATC, head athletic trainer at Michigan State University in East Lansing; Malissa Martin, EdD, ATC, associate vice provost and graduate program director of Athletic Training at Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions in Provo, UT; Terry Noonan, MS, ATC, LAT, director of Athletic Training Services at the University of Iowa in Iowa City; Russ Richardson, EdD, ATC, associate professor of Health and Human Performance at the University of Montana Western in Dillon; Brian Robinson, MS, ATC, (retired) head athletic trainer at Glenbrook South High School in Glenview, IL, from 1977 to 2014; Sandra Shultz, PhD, ATC, FNATA, professor and chair of the Department of Kinesiology at University of North Carolina at Greensboro; and Thomas Weidner, PhD, ATC, FNATA, professor of athletic training and chair of the School of Kinesiology at Ball State University in Muncie, IN

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Therafirm legwear wins retail award

August 7, 2015

The VGM Group (named for founder Van G.

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AOPA names business award nominees

August 7, 2015

The Washington, DC-based American Orthotic & Prosthetic Association (AOPA) announced on June 9 the contenders for the 2015 Hamontree Award. The contenders are Chris­tina Throndson, web marketing manager for Waterloo, IA-based VGM Forbin; Thomas McGovern, managing partner of Baiting Hollow, NY-based Clinical Education Concepts; and Tyler Ritchey, MBC, CP, ACM, Southwest region clinic manager for Hanger in Austin, TX.

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DonJoy launches retail Performance brand

August 7, 2015

San Diego-based DJO Global on June 10 launched DonJoy Performance for sale to consumers online and in select retailers nationwide.

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Dralla announces 2015 grant recipients

August 7, 2015

The Rockaway, NJ-based Dralla Foundation on June 10 announced its 2015 grant recipients, who will use their shares of the $30,000 in awarded funds to hold events and programs for adults and children with physical challenges. This year’s grant recipients are: the Bay Area Outreach & Recreation Program in Berkeley, CA; the Colorado Adaptive Sports Foundation in Denver; Daring Adventures in Phoenix, AZ; Heroes on the Water in Allen, TX; Kinetic Kids in San Antonio, TX; the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago; and the Telluride Adaptive Sports Program in Mountain Village, CO.

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ING Source supports pedorthic education

August 7, 2015

Hickory, NC-based ING Source, which manufactures the OrthoSleeve line of compression products, announced in July a $60,000 donation to The Robert M. Palmer, MD, Institute of Biomechanics (RMPI), based in Elwood, IN.

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Townsend brace alters knee OA loading

August 7, 2015

A study epublished June 25 by Prosthetics and Orthotics International found that use of a decompressive knee brace from Bakersfield, CA-based Town­send Design significantly reduced detrimental knee adduction moments in people with knee osteoarthritis (OA).

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