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Thanks to our manuscript authors!

August 12, 2014

A magazine is only as good as the words that fill its pages, and LER is no exception. As we celebrate our fifth anniversary, we’d like to sincerely thank the many researchers and practitioners who have contributed manuscripts that have met and exceeded our high editorial standards. We couldn’t have done it without every single one of you.

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The rise and fall of minimalist footwear

July 29, 2014

Once thought by some to be the next big thing in running, minimalist footwear has been scrutinized in recent years by researchers and class-action plaintiffs who claim the shoes do not provide the same benefits as barefoot running and may in fact increase the risk of injury in some runners.

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A special thanks to the advertisers

July 23, 2014

A special thanks to the advertisers who supported our 5th Year Anniversary issue. Look for the LER seal on their ads in July.

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pHast Legs for DOMS

July 22, 2014

Rocktape’s new pHast Legs  is a new product designed to keep an athlete’s pH levels in balance, reducing the incidence and severity of delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) and recovery time.

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Ped Lite Penny Loafer

July 22, 2014

Ped Lite is proud to introduce the Scott, an adjustable penny loafer specifically designed for patients with diabetes. With a roomy 6/16″ of extra depth, the Scott loafer is designed to be both stylish and affordable.

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Neolon with Silpure

July 22, 2014

JMS Plastics Supply introduces its Neolon top cover, which incorporates Silpure into neoprene. Neolon with Silpure provides antimicrobial protection against bacteria, mold, mildew, and fungus using advanced silver technology. Silpure also offers lasting freshness, eliminating odors by controlling bacteria that cause the problem

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Comfortable Klogs

July 22, 2014

Klogs for men and women are designed to mimic the comfort of walking barefoot. A range of individuals—including teachers, chefs, medical providers, outdoor enthusiasts, and senior citizens—can benefit from the comfortable design. The poly­urethane formula in the outsole and footbed provides shock absorption and energy return to protect the feet, back, and legs during long hours of standing or walking

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Streifeneder opens new US sales office

July 22, 2014

Tampa, FL-based Euro International, which has been operating as Streifeneder USA since December 2013, in June became the exclusive North American office of Streifeneder ortho.production, a manufacturer and distributor of orthopedic products and independent company of the Streif­- eneder group headquartered in Emmering, Germany. Streifeneder USA President and CEO Stephanie Olivo-Schulte said, “This collaboration not only fortifies the relationship between the two companies, but makes us one strong entity.” Streifeneder USA, which has launched a new website at streifeneder-usa.com, is a full house supplier of O&P and sports medicine products for orthopedic conditions

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Justin Blair, Aetrex form partnership

July 22, 2014

Teaneck, NJ-based Aetrex Worldwide, a global distributor of comfort and wellness footwear products, and Justin Blair & Company, a manufacturer and supplier of shoe supplies and foot care products headquartered in Chicago, announced in July that Justin Blair will take over the operations and distribution of Aetrex’s comprehensive orthotic raw material division. The two companies have had a relationship for more than 15 years and formed the partnership to fuel additional research and development, generate overall efficiencies, and drive higher performance and expansion in key growth markets, according to Aetrex Worldwide CEO Larry Schwartz. The partnership is expected to launch in August 2014, Schwartz said

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Screening gets specific: Functional testing studies sharpen focus

July 22, 2014

By Jordana Bieze Foster As evidence accumulates in support of functional movement testing for predicting injury risk, researchers are taking a closer look at how functional screening can be applied to specific athlete populations. Studies presented in June at the annual meeting of the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) held in Indianapolis focused on the use of functional testing in high school versus college football players, male versus female collegiate athletes, and infantry Marines awaiting deployment. “We really need population-specific studies, and we need to look at whether test score does predict injury in different patient populations,” said Sarah de la Motte, PhD, MPH, ATC, a research assistant professor at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, MD.

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