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.
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).
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
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.
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
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.