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MyPainAway Fibro Cream

January 29, 2016

Topical BioMedics has launched MyPainAway Fibro Cream powered by Topricin, a new product for the topical treatment of fibromyalgia pain. Naturally formulated to address the issues causing the aches and pains of fibromyalgia, the cream is intended to help the body rid itself of toxins and excess fluids at the pain site, taking pressure off the capillaries so oxygen and nutrients can flow back into the cells. This may help reduce the duration and intensity of fibro­myalgia episodes and improve restful sleep patterns

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Dycor H Series Foot

January 29, 2016

Dycor’s new H Series prosthetic foot is a hybrid version of the company’s K Series foot, and a simple, lightweight, and inexpensive approach to moderate-impact assisted and unassisted prosthetic activities of daily living.

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Swede-O Thermal Supports

January 29, 2016

Swede-O announces a new generation of Thermal Supports engineered with MVT2 (Micro Ventilated Thermal) technology, which is designed to provide compression and warmth for pain relief in patients with sports injuries, repetitive strain injuries, arthritis, and other painful conditions. The microventilated, breathable membrane with moisture-wicking technology provides a free flow of air for added comfort, while the soft thermal lining captures and retains body heat to help relieve pain. Swede-O’s Thermal Support line includes lower extremity products in a wide range of sizes to fit most body types.

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KanoPrint Direct Forming Station

January 29, 2016

Kano-Labs has updated its KanoPrint Direct Forming Station, designed for the creation of custom total contact corrective orthotic devices—with the foot either in a subtalar-neutral, nonweightbearing position or in a corrected position—while accounting for soft tissue expansion. The KanoPrint 2.0 station is about 20% smaller than the original and about 50% lighter in weight, so it can be moved between rooms more easily. Updates include the ability to take two impressions at once and the option of positioning the controls on either the front or the back of the unit to accommodate user preferences

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Unequal Insoles from Spenco

January 29, 2016

Spenco and Unequal Technologies have collaborated to produce insoles for athletes at risk for lower extremity stress injuries. Unequal Protective Cushioning provides ultra-thin comfort, and Unequal Protective Stability has a lightweight orthotic cradle

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Total Vein Boost Hosiery

January 29, 2016

Total Vein Systems recently introduced Boost, its new line of athletic compression therapy hosiery. The Boost socks use graduated compression to help increase blood circulation and enhance oxygen delivery to working and recovering muscles, in order to accelerate recuperation and reduce muscle soreness

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iTom-Cat from ComfortFit

January 29, 2016

ComfortFit Labs, with technology partner Tom-Cat Solutions, is now offering the iTom-Cat, an iPad Air 2-based, full-function foot and ankle scanning system with integrated hardware and software. The system uses a structured sensor to quickly and easily capture a 3D image that has an accuracy of less than .2 mm. The software features an on-screen ComfortFit prescription form; all data are sent to the lab in seconds with the push of a button

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Anodyne launches iPad scanner app

January 29, 2016

Milwaukee, WI-based Anodyne in January introduced iPad Scanner-based ordering for A5513 custom inserts and L5000 toe fillers. The free app, said Anodyne cofounders Bobby Kanter and Brian O’Reilly, improves suppliers’ operational efficiency as they can avoid foam impression costs and benefit from short turnaround times. Anodyne’s lab is currently turning around the inserts and toe fillers in 24 to 48 hours, and suppliers using the app can have custom insert and toe filler orders delivered in as fast as three days

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BOC’s Zacharias chairs ICE board

January 29, 2016

Claudia Zacharias, MBA, CAE, president and CEO of the Owings Mills, MD-based Board of Certification/Accreditation, is now serving as board chair of the Institute for Credentialing Excellence (ICE) Board of Directors. The announcement was made at the October 2015 ICE Annual Meeting in Portland, OR

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AAOP webinar teaches evidence use

January 29, 2016

The American Academy of Orthotists & Prosthetists (AAOP) in December released a webinar designed to help practitioners understand systematic reviews and bridge the gap between evidence and practice. “Applications of best available evidence in O&P: What can we learn from systematic reviews?” is based on a symposium given by experts at the 2015 International Society of Prosthetics and Orthotics World Congress in Lyon, France.

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