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Influence of estrogen on the plantar fascia

May 24, 2016

Reported effects of estrogen on knee ligaments and the Achilles tendon raise questions about how the plantar fascia might be altered during the menstrual cycle and how those changes might affect injury risk. This original study was designed to address that question.

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3DSizeME with Color Detection

May 4, 2016

The 3DsizeME system from TechMed 3D—including the Structure Sensor, 3DsizeME free iPad app, and MSoft software—is a compact, versatile, and affordable scanning solution that now offers a new color detection feature. Operators can now use colored positioning targets to identify anatomical landmarks or to align the 3D form automatically

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Tendon Trak For Tendinopathy

May 4, 2016

Created by a physical therapist for treating lower extremity tendinopathies, the Tendon Trak from Innovative Bracing supports the tendon to decrease pain and improve function by facilitating anatomically efficient muscle contraction without excessive compression.

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WalkingHealth Fall-Risk Analysis

May 4, 2016

WalkJoy has updated the software used with its namesake gait-restoration product to help clinicians assess a patient’s risk of falling. WalkingHealth is a portable gait-analysis tool to identify a patient’s risk of falling as low, medium, or high, along with tracking functional outcome data for physical therapy G-Code documentation

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Radius Health drug cuts fracture risk

May 4, 2016

Waltham, MA-based Radius Health’s investigational drug abaloparatide-SC (subcutaneous) increases bone mineral density in the spine and hip in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis and may reduce their risk of vertebral and nonvertebral fractures, according to research presented April 1 at Endo 2016, the annual meeting of the Endocrine Society, in Boston. Researchers investigated patients enrolled in the randomized, double-blind, comparative, multicenter international phase 3 ACTIVE clinical trial to evaluate the efficacy and safety of 80 µg of abaloparatide-SC for preventing fractures in otherwise healthy ambulatory postmeno­pausal women with osteoporosis. Overall, 2463 patients aged between 49 and 86 years were randomized to one of three treatment arms for 18 months: double-blind 80 µg of abaloparatide-SC, blind-matched placebo, or open-label 20 µg of subcutaneous teriparatide

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Foot Management honors LA Rams ATs

May 4, 2016

Baltimore, MD-based Foot Management hosted the Ed Block Courage Award dinner on March 11 to honor the St.

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Patients give custom devices high marks

May 4, 2016

The Winnipeg-based Pedorthic Association of Canada (PAC) on April 11 released results of a patient-centered study showing six weeks of custom foot orthosis wear reduced foot and ankle pain and upped activity levels in most people who wore the devices. The Patient Outcome Measure Evaluation Strategy (POMES) study surveyed 217 patients from 23 Canadian pedorthic clinics over 12 months about their perspectives on custom orthoses before and after using the devices. All were aged between 18 and 65 years and presented with a below knee musculoskeletal condition.

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Ongoing Care OA brace improves gait

May 4, 2016

Ongoing Care Solutions’ pneumatic unloader brace with extension assist improved various gait parameters in people with knee osteoarthritis (OA) compared with standard conservative care, according to a study published in the April issue of The Journal of Knee Surgery .

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15 high schools get $50K each for ATs

May 4, 2016

The NFL Foundation, the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA), Gatorade, and the Professional Football Athletic Trainers Society (PFATS) announced on March 14 the winners of the Athletic Trainer Initiative at the seventh-annual Youth Sports Safety Summit, held in Alexandria, VA, and hosted by NATA and the Youth Sports Safety Alliance. The national grant contest expands access to athletic trainers in underserved high schools to improve youth athlete safety.

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revere Comfort Sandals

April 5, 2016

Sandals from revere Comfort Shoes, designed and developed in Australia, are now available in the US market. Designed in collaboration with foot health experts, all revere sandals have removable polyurethane footbeds, extra depth to accommodate custom foot orthoses, and a cushioned heel

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