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Complete Feet: Pedorthist’s new venture emphasizes the customer experience

August 7, 2015

By Catherine M. Koetters | Photos by Michael Moore Michael Duvdevani, CPed, thinks of his newest store, Complete Feet, as a carefully thought-out step in the right direction

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Lamey Wellehan Shoes: Investing in expertise pays off for 101-year-old company

August 7, 2015

By Nancy Shohet West Many foot care professionals would probably confess to a love-hate relationship with the footwear industry.

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Foot orthoses for heel pain help improve walking activity

August 7, 2015

Study supports custom device use By Barbara Boughton In patients with plantar fasciitis, the pain relief associated with custom foot orthoses (CFOs) appears to result in increased walking activity, as well, according to a recently published clinical trial. In the double-blinded randomized placebo-controlled trial, epublished in May by the Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association , episodes of walking lasted significantly longer in patients who wore CFOs for three months than those who wore prefabricated foot orthoses (PFOs) or sham orthoses. Study investigators randomized 77 patients who had plantar heel pain for less than a year into three treatment groups and assessed pain and function at baseline, one month, and three months.

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Ped Lite Valerie

August 7, 2015

Ped Lite’s newest women’s casual shoe, the Valerie, offers a fashion-forward interpretation of the typical diabetic shoe. Available in black with an all-leather upper, the Valerie looks like a slip-on shoe but has a Medicare-aproved adjustable closure that makes it functional as well as stylish. With the same comfort and affordability as the rest of Ped Lite’s line of women’s footwear, the Valerie offers as much style as any shoe on the market

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Apex Boss Runner

August 7, 2015

The Apex Boss Runner is a biomechanically designed, straight lasted, motion control running shoe. The shoe features a molded external heel counter extended on the medial side for rearfoot stability, Carboplast footbridge for torsional stability, and a triple density, compression sculpted midsole to preserve balance between the body and ground reaction forces.

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Therafirm legwear wins retail award

August 7, 2015

The VGM Group (named for founder Van G.

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DonJoy launches retail Performance brand

August 7, 2015

San Diego-based DJO Global on June 10 launched DonJoy Performance for sale to consumers online and in select retailers nationwide.

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Profoot teams up with NYC FC soccer

August 7, 2015

Brooklyn, NY-based Profoot hosted a game viewing party on July 7 to celebrate its partnership with the New York City FC, which kicked off its inaugural Major League Soccer season in March. Profoot, the team’s official foot care brand, invited soccer fans to watch the US Men’s National Soccer team face the Honduras National Football team alongside New York City FC midfielder Tommy McNamara. The US beat Honduras 2-1 in the Gold Cup’s Group A opener

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ING Source supports pedorthic education

August 7, 2015

Hickory, NC-based ING Source, which manufactures the OrthoSleeve line of compression products, announced in July a $60,000 donation to The Robert M. Palmer, MD, Institute of Biomechanics (RMPI), based in Elwood, IN.

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Remington Products is top workplace

August 7, 2015

Employee engagement research firm WorkplaceDynamics on June 21 named Wadsworth, OH-based Remington Products Company one of Northeast Ohio’s Top Workplaces.

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