lower extremity review

Driving safety: The effects of lower extremity impairment

August 25, 2015

The question of when or if it’s safe for patients to drive after surgery or while wearing a lower extremity orthotic device is one practitioners should address. But, in the absence of formal guide­lines, clinicians’ advice is often inconsistent.

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Footwear and risk of knee OA: The search for meaning in moments

August 11, 2015

Although footwear may in fact play a role in the development of knee osteoarthritis and its clinical management, those relation­ships are turning out to be much more complicated than once thought.

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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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Extra bodyweight enhances effects of high heels at knee

August 7, 2015

Lower heels, BMI may reduce OA risk By Emily Delzell Walking in shoes with heels higher than about 1.5 inches causes gait abnormalities that are amplified by extra bodyweight, according to recent research that found high-heeled walking creates significant changes in knee loading similar to those seen in knee osteoarthritis (OA).

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Arcopédico Leina

August 7, 2015

Arcopédico USA debuts three new colors—grey, camel, and purple—this summer for the top-selling Leina collection of sporty Mary Jane walking slides. Featuring a wide, nonrestrictive form and a stay-on elastic band for a secure fit, these shoes are ideal for misshapen feet. The Lytech upper material offers bidirectional elasticity, easing pressure on the foot and adjusting with every step

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Dr. Comfort Ruk and Riley

August 7, 2015

Dr. Comfort is proud to feature two new fashionable shoes that allow customers to feel great: the Ruk and the Riley.

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AOPA names business award nominees

August 7, 2015

The Washington, DC-based American Orthotic & Prosthetic Association (AOPA) announced on June 9 the contenders for the 2015 Hamontree Award. The contenders are Chris­tina Throndson, web marketing manager for Waterloo, IA-based VGM Forbin; Thomas McGovern, managing partner of Baiting Hollow, NY-based Clinical Education Concepts; and Tyler Ritchey, MBC, CP, ACM, Southwest region clinic manager for Hanger in Austin, TX.

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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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Dralla announces 2015 grant recipients

August 7, 2015

The Rockaway, NJ-based Dralla Foundation on June 10 announced its 2015 grant recipients, who will use their shares of the $30,000 in awarded funds to hold events and programs for adults and children with physical challenges. This year’s grant recipients are: the Bay Area Outreach & Recreation Program in Berkeley, CA; the Colorado Adaptive Sports Foundation in Denver; Daring Adventures in Phoenix, AZ; Heroes on the Water in Allen, TX; Kinetic Kids in San Antonio, TX; the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago; and the Telluride Adaptive Sports Program in Mountain Village, CO.

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