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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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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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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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Ottobock moves operations to Louisville

April 17, 2014

Medical device manufacturer Ottobock has begun relocation of its North America logistics and distribution operations from Minneapolis and Toronto, Canada, to Louisville, KY, the company reported in March. Based in Duderstadt, Germany, Otto Bock HealthCare established Minnesota-based Ottobock in 1958 as the Americas corporate headquarters.

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Steadman orgs join US Olympic network

April 17, 2014

The Colorado Springs, CO-based US Olympic Committee in March designated the The Steadman Clinic and affiliated nonprofit Steadman Philippon Research Institute (SPRI) in Vail, CO, as a National Medical Center within the US Olympic Committee’s National Medical Network. The network was created in August 2013 and now includes two national and five regional medical centers. The Colorado center will provide evidenced-based orthopedic care to Team USA athletes in the western US, said Marc J.

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Palumbo adds new footwear, AFO lines

April 17, 2014

Richard Conrey, PT, CPO, and Shawn Conrey, PTO, CPA, CPed, have bought Dania Beach, FL-based sports brace manufacturer Palumbo from company founder Pasquel Palumbo, MD. The Conreys have added a new line of custom-molded shoes and leather total contact ankle foot orthoses to Palum­bo’s catalog of orthopedic neoprene braces. Related Posts: Scandinavian entrepreneur launches CSUS to focus on American May 26, 2011 littleSteps orthosis line expands to include larger… August 19, 2011 MVI Footcare Catalog February 27, 2014 Footwear Line From Langer June 23, 2011 AFO-Footwear Combo Device August 16, 2012

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Stratasys holds amputee long drive event

April 17, 2014

Stratasys, a global maker of 3D systems and materials based in Rehovot, Israel, is sponsoring a competitive long drive event to introduce the growing golf-based sport to wounded veterans and other amputees as a new rehabilitation option.

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Step Sensor 
Vibration Therapy

April 17, 2014

The Step Sensor is the first offering in Brownmed’s new line of vibration therapy products under the Intellinetix brand. The Step Sensor is a low-
profile, discreet device designed to harness the power of vibration to improve balance among seniors or those with some form of peripheral neuropathy as a result of stroke, multiple sclerosis, or other conditions

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