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Delcam taps Cavanagh to give keynote at Orthotics Technology Forum in June

April 17, 2014

Biomechanics expert Peter Cavanagh, PhD, DSc, heads the presentation agenda at the 2014 North American Orthotics Technology Forum (OTF), forum sponsor Delcam announced in March. Cavanagh, Endowed Chair in Women’s Sports Medicine and professor and vice chair for research in the Department of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine at the University of Washington in Seattle, will deliver the forum’s keynote address, “Evidence for the efficacy of insoles based on shape and plantar pressure,” at the first of two technology forums Birmingham, UK-based Delcam will hold this year

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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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Becker Orthopedic revamps website

April 17, 2014

Troy, MI-based Becker Orthopedic relaunched its website in February at beckerorthopedic .com with features that include a searchable online catalog, new product section, technical and clinical support, continuing education programs, and easy-to-access orthometry forms.

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MVI Footcare vends Comfortland devices

April 17, 2014

Mettawa, IL-based MVI Footcare, a division of Med-Vet International, in March became a national distributor of Mebane, NC-based Comfortland Medical orthopedic rehabilitation, sports medicine, podiatric medicine, O&P, durable medical equipment, and orthotic products. Related Posts: MVI Footcare Catalog February 27, 2014 Nu Wave Nail Products February 26, 2013 MVI Footcare
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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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Cadence Kickstart enters Korean market

April 17, 2014

Seattle-based Cadence Biomedical inked a distribution agreement on March 6 with a Korean medical device importer for the US company’s KickstartPT and KickstartPersonal systems.

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Nolaro24 offers live QuadraStep webinars

April 17, 2014

Middlebury, CT-based Nolaro24 has scheduled two live webinars on the use of its Quadra­Step system for pediatric and adult foot video gait analysis and foot orthotic selection and design. The two-hour educational offerings are preapproved by the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics & Pedorthics for 2.0 Category 1 Scientific Units for certified pedorthists, orthotists, orthotic assistants, orthotics technicians, and orthotic fitters. Tuition for the webinars, which are scheduled for 7-9 pm EST on April 24 and May 22, is $75.

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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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