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Effects of targeted exercise on chronic ankle instability

July 15, 2014

Clinicians and researchers are increasingly utilizing exercise protocols focused on improving proprioception, range of motion, and strength to influence the more active and functional deficits that have been associated with chronic ankle instability in the literature.

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Wearing high heels over many years can lead to problems; here’s 7 of them

June 30, 2014

We can’t speculate on why women want to wear high heels, we just know that many do and many come to us for high heel-related issues. Hey, we’re not immune

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Research healing wounds 50 percent faster

June 30, 2014

Researchers at the Virginia Tech Carillon Research Institute are leading the way in new science that could help wounds heal in half the time.

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Platelet-rich plasma efficacy versus corticosteroid injection treatment for chronic severe plantar fasciitis

June 24, 2014

Chronic plantar fasciitis is a common orthopedic condition that can prove difficult to successfully treat. In this study, autologous platelet-rich plasma (PRP), a concentrated bioactive blood component rich in cytokines and growth factors, was compared to traditional cortisone injection in the treatment of chronic cases of plantar fasciitis resistant to traditional nonoperative management.

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Walking 600 miles is tough; plantar fasciitis is tougher

June 20, 2014

By Laura Potts In 2008 I walked the 500-mile Camino de Santiago, the medieval pilgrimage route through northern Spain leading to the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. It was my first long distance walk, and because I completed it without injury, pain, or a blister, I fancied myself a walking superhero, immune to suffering or discomfort

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Therapeutic Kickstart System

June 19, 2014

Cadence Biomedical introduces the therapeutic version of the Kickstart Walking System, a rehabilitation system designed to help physical therapists maximize rehabilitation outcomes in patients who have experienced a neurological injury. Kickstart’s technology provides effective walking assistance that is patient-initiated and uses their existing motor skills to promote learning.

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Therafirm Ease Compression

June 19, 2014

New from Therafirm is the Ease premium opaque gradient compression line, which complements Knit-Rite’s patented Core-Spun by Therafirm compression socks. Both the gradient compression line and the compression socks are engineered using ultra stretchy yarns for comfort and ease of use. Moisture-wicking CoolMax fibers provide dry, comfortable coolness.

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Slim Fit Max Insoles

June 19, 2014

Foot Management is now introducing its Slim Fit Max insole, which is made with durable EVA (ethylene vinyl acetate) top and bottom covers for added comfort and shock absorption. This orthotic device has a sturdy polypropylene shell that is designed to provide the foot with maximum arch support, as well as more stability and control

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Orfitrans Excel

June 19, 2014

Orfitrans Excel from Allied O&P Supply is a new polyethylene (PE) copolymer for ankle and foot orthoses and flexible prosthetic sockets and liners.

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MultiMotion Joint

June 19, 2014

Allard USA offers its new Multi­Motion joint, a dynamic corrective system joint designed to ensure fast, efficient, and effective treatment of contractures resulting from neurological conditions. MultiMotion features three simple adjustments: flexion/extension, ROM (range of motion), and force control. For flexion/extension, just flip the joint housing internal spring based on anatomical location

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