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Achilles oddity: Heeled shoes may boost load during gait

October 7, 2014

A recent study using innovative technology has questioned the potential role of standard running shoes with slightly elevated heels for the prevention and treatment of Achilles tendon pathology. For many years, inadequate heel offset has been anecdotally implicated as a factor in tendinopathy of the Achilles, and elevating the heel to address this does seem to make sense.

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Compression stockings: Progress and pitfalls Lower Extremity Review

October 1, 2014

netizens Passed n in good faith. Compression stockings: Progress and pitfalls Lower Extremity Review. Research supports the use of compression stockings for managing peripheral edema, venous insufficiency, and venous leg ulcers

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Allard ToeOff 2.0

September 26, 2014

Allard USA announces the ToeOff 2.0 ankle foot orthosis, with the same functionality as the original ToeOff plus new enhancements based on patient feedback. The D-Ring straps with Alligator Tabs are easily applied for right or left hand “pull” and reduce the risk of losing a strap. MicroFix high-strength hook material is preapplied for faster and easier application of SoftKit or ComfortKit.

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littleSteps in New Sizes

September 26, 2014

Nolaro24 introduces new sizes for littleSteps, its prefabricated foot orthoses specifically designed for kids. Four new sizes (00, 0, 8, and 9) have been added to the line, which now accommodates kids from toddler size 5 up to adult/children’s size 9

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Mobils by Mephisto

September 26, 2014

Mephisto USA introduces its new Mobils by Mephisto handcrafted women’s shoe collection, with multiple features to enhance the comfort of the wearer. All-over soft padding helps prevent pinching and rubbing. Anatomic Mobils Relax footbeds provide comfortable support but can be removed to accommodate ortho­- tic devices

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Sigvaris Sleeves Now in Red

September 26, 2014

In response to popular demand, Sigvaris now offers its sports performance sleeves in red. Sigvaris performance sleeves help improve circulation and flush out lactic acid after a workout

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New Footwear Styles from Sole

September 26, 2014

The new footwear styles from Sole—which include the Navigate, Inhale, and Gasp—are designed to help the wearer feel confident and comfortable during any ambitious adventure. Made with moldable platforms that adapt to the shape of the wearer’s foot, Sole footwear is engineered to help soothe back and foot pain, improve balance and stability, and reduce plantar fascia strain. The Navigate is rugged, with minimal, adjustable straps that anchor the foot without being restrictive

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Air Active Kinegen Knee

September 26, 2014

Streifeneder USA introduces a new addition to its Kinegen Knee Line: the Kinegen.air-active 3A1800. Using polycentric technology, the knee joint provides an expanded range of motion with flexion angles up to 150°, as well as extra mechanical stance-phase safety in the event of stumbling. An adjustable, pneumatic twin chamber provides pneumatic swing-phase control, which, along with the dynamic performance of the joint linkage, facilitates a harmonic and natural gait.

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CMS begins fingerprinting of O&P owners

September 26, 2014

By Emily Delzell The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on August 6 began its anticipated fingerprint-based background check for certain providers the agency classifies as “high-risk,” a category that includes anyone who owns more than 5% of a company supplying orthoses, prostheses, or durable medical equipment. Not all providers and suppliers in the high-risk screening category will be included in the first phase of the background checks, CMS reported. Individuals selected for the first round of checks will be notified by a Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) and have 30 days from notification to be fingerprinted.

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Now this is cool: Nurse is first US osseointegrated amputee

September 16, 2014

Making history: Nurse is first US osseointegrated amputee | Lower Extremity Review Magazine : ‘ By Samantha Rosenblum It was a first for Las Vegas physical therapist Edward Dolegowski, PT: An amputee reported that her prosthesis felt like her leg.

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