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Habitual foot-strike patterns may persist in older runners after switch from shoes

May 5, 2015

Experienced runners older than 30 years are less likely than adolescents to change foot-strike pattern when switching from traditional running shoes to barefoot running, which may increase their risk of injury, according to a study from the University of Kansas in Kansas City. Researchers analyzed 26 runners (16 men), all of whom were older than 30 years and had more than 10 years of shod running experience, as they ran on a treadmill at various speeds while barefoot and while wearing conventional running shoes.

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Pedors Genext Dress Orthotic

April 26, 2015

The new Genext Dress Orthotic from Pedors Shoes has been designed with a lower profile to fit into almost any dress or casual shoe. Using the original Genext cork and rubber shell for orthotic support, a memory foam component has been added to give the arch a softer, more cushioned feel. The thermoplastic poly­urethane base layer provides durability, and the microfiber topcover finishes the device attractively

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FreeSport Knee Sleeve and Wrap

April 26, 2015

Breg has launched the FreeSport knee sleeve and wrap for athletes with mild to moderate discomfort, patellar maltracking, and related injuries such as runner’s knee.

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SenMoCOR Rehab System

April 26, 2015

SenMoCOR (Sensory Motor Control-Oriented Rehabilitation) offers the user and the clinician immediate visual feedback regarding sensory motor control with an easy-to-wear laser and laser targets. Developed by the International Academy of Orthopedic Medicine-US and available from OPTP, the SenMoCOR system stimulates implicit learning, allowing users to internalize their movement errors and self-correct. Using the three included straps, the laser can be positioned for hip, knee, or ankle control; the user can then aim the laser at the target and guide a feedback dot using controlled body movements.

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ManukaMed Honey Dressing

April 26, 2015

ManukaMed USA has launched an improved version of its ManukaHD Lite honey-impregnated dressing, designed to provide active absorption of wound exudates and maximum exposure to medical-grade Leptospermum scoparium (Manuka) honey. The high sugar levels in the honey create osmotic pressure, which helps promote autolytic debridement of necrotic tissue. Improvements relate to the way Manuka honey is impregnated into the absorbent gelling fiber and to the standards of testing

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Expedition Foot Orthosis

April 26, 2015

Footmaxx has introduced the Expedition, a durable and lightweight orthotic device featuring a carbon fiber module, Poron XRD midlayer, and silver-infused X-Static topcover for improved performance.

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Soft Opaque Now in Mulberry

April 26, 2015

Sigvaris offers one of the season’s on-trend shades, Mulberry, in its Soft Opaque hosiery collection. With the softness of microfiber and durable, breathable construction, Soft Opaque hosiery is designed to look and feel like designer fashion tights and help keep legs healthy. It features graduated compression, which helps to improve circulation and prevent varicose and spider veins

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Cascade Dafo Strap Updates

April 26, 2015

Cascade Dafo announces two customer-driven improvements to the straps on its orthoses. First, both custom and prefabricated DAFO (Dynamic Ankle Foot Orthosis) solutions now have a clean, new look, thanks to upgraded Ultrasonic Welded Straps with rounded, sealed ends and die-cut rivet holes with built-in reinforcement.

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NATA study shows AT access improving

April 26, 2015

Just over a third of US high schools have at least one full-time athletic trainer, the gold standard of care recommended by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA), according to a study published in February in the Journal of Athletic Training , the association’s scientific publication.

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JOSPT board names Abbott editor-elect

April 26, 2015

The Board of Directors for JOSPT , the Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy , in an April editorial named J. Haxby Abbott, DPT, PhD, FNZCP, editor-elect of the publication.

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