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A special thanks to the advertisers

July 23, 2014

A special thanks to the advertisers who supported our 5th Year Anniversary issue. Look for the LER seal on their ads in July.

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SmartTemp Liner

July 22, 2014

WillowWood’s Alpha SmartTemp Liner brings temperature control to prosthetic liners with Outlast, a heat management technology that was developed for NASA. The product is designed to absorb heat generated by an amputee’s residual limb, which reduces sweating and the amount of moisture within the prosthetic liner. The liner uses one-way stretch Select fabric to control pistoning but still allow circumferential stretch for easy donning.

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Ped Lite Penny Loafer

July 22, 2014

Ped Lite is proud to introduce the Scott, an adjustable penny loafer specifically designed for patients with diabetes. With a roomy 6/16″ of extra depth, the Scott loafer is designed to be both stylish and affordable.

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Neolon with Silpure

July 22, 2014

JMS Plastics Supply introduces its Neolon top cover, which incorporates Silpure into neoprene. Neolon with Silpure provides antimicrobial protection against bacteria, mold, mildew, and fungus using advanced silver technology. Silpure also offers lasting freshness, eliminating odors by controlling bacteria that cause the problem

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Innowalk Mobility Device

July 22, 2014

Thanks to a new partnership agreement between Ottobock and Norway-based company Made for Movement, Ottobock has exclusive distribution rights in North America for the Innowalk, a motorized medical device that fits patients with conditions such as cerebral palsy, spina bifida, paraplegia, and muscle disorders. No independent standing or mobility is required to use the Innowalk, and it can be adjusted according to the size, mobility needs, and personal motivation of the user.

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Streifeneder opens new US sales office

July 22, 2014

Tampa, FL-based Euro International, which has been operating as Streifeneder USA since December 2013, in June became the exclusive North American office of Streifeneder ortho.production, a manufacturer and distributor of orthopedic products and independent company of the Streif­- eneder group headquartered in Emmering, Germany. Streifeneder USA President and CEO Stephanie Olivo-Schulte said, “This collaboration not only fortifies the relationship between the two companies, but makes us one strong entity.” Streifeneder USA, which has launched a new website at streifeneder-usa.com, is a full house supplier of O&P and sports medicine products for orthopedic conditions

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Ottobock offers amputee fitness app

July 22, 2014

Minneapolis, MN-based Ottobock released a fitness app in June designed by physical and occupational therapists to support lower limb prosthesis users with a self-managed workout regimen.

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Justin Blair, Aetrex form partnership

July 22, 2014

Teaneck, NJ-based Aetrex Worldwide, a global distributor of comfort and wellness footwear products, and Justin Blair & Company, a manufacturer and supplier of shoe supplies and foot care products headquartered in Chicago, announced in July that Justin Blair will take over the operations and distribution of Aetrex’s comprehensive orthotic raw material division. The two companies have had a relationship for more than 15 years and formed the partnership to fuel additional research and development, generate overall efficiencies, and drive higher performance and expansion in key growth markets, according to Aetrex Worldwide CEO Larry Schwartz. The partnership is expected to launch in August 2014, Schwartz said

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Athletes with hip flexor tightness have reduced gluteus maximus activation

July 22, 2014

By Jordana Bieze Foster Hip flexor tightness is associated with reduced gluteus maximus activation during an overhead squat, according to findings from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) that are consistent with the “lengthen and strengthen” approach to injury prevention. Investigators compared gluteus maximus activation during an overhead squat in 20 female college soccer players with hip flexor tightness (above horizontal on a modified Thomas Test) and 20 matched controls (15° or more below horizontal).

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Hip exercises boost postural control in individuals with ankle instability

July 22, 2014

By Jordana Bieze Foster Four weeks of hip external rotator and abductor strengthening significantly improves postural control in patients with functional ankle instability (FAI) and may be useful for preventing recurrent instability, according to research from Indiana University in Bloom­ington.

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