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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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If high heels are horrible, why do women still wear them?

May 17, 2016

About two years ago Meya Laraqui, an ambitious young woman fresh out of college, got some career advice from an older colleague that changed everything: Wear high heels. Laraqui was eager to be taken more seriously at the small private equity firm in Manhattan where she works.

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Student’s 3-D-printing idea could help people with feet problems

May 10, 2016

When Marco Fernandez realized that commercial insoles weren’t helping his flat-feet problems, he decided to work on a more customized insole product — using 3-D scanning and printing techniques. Marco, who’s 16 and a junior at Miami-Dade County’s School for Advanced Studies at Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus, has suffered from a flat-foot problem all his life. The problem has affected his performance in soccer, where he is currently in the regional pool for the state team.

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Orpyx SurroSense Rx

May 4, 2016

Orpyx’s flagship product, the SurroSense Rx, is a wearable tool to help manage and track complications associated with diabetic peripheral neuropathy. The SurroSense Rx system alerts the user via a smartwatch when plantar pressures are detected above a threshold level for a prolonged period, so the user can take action before damage occurs.

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TheraSport Leg Sleeves

May 4, 2016

Therafirm’s new TheraSport brand introduces TheraSport Athletic Leg Sleeves to round out a product line engineered to improve circulation and help provide energy for greater endurance, enhanced performance, and a speedy recovery. The soft, lightweight sleeves feature a comfortable band with a nonbinding grip to help the socks stay up.

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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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Lakers celebrate Vitti, retiring head AT

May 4, 2016

The Los Angeles Lakers honored retiring head athletic trainer Gary Vitti, MS, ATC, during the first quarter of the Lakers’ April 3 home game against the Boston Celtics. Vitti, who will retire from his full-time role this summer, has been with the Lakers for 32 seasons and is the longest-tenured trainer in the National Basketball Association (NBA).

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Reichel forms sales rep group Medlutions

May 4, 2016

Patrick Reichel, a podiatry-focused medical, surgical, and pharmaceutical brand management expert, announced in March that he has formed Medlutions, a contract sales representative group and consulting firm for the Midwest region.

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Tekscan updates SportsAT software

May 4, 2016

Boston-based Tekscan in February released its SportsAT 2.0 for balance assessments. SportsAT, which includes a built-in balance compass to aid in rehabilitation and track prog­ress, helps lower extremity practitioners quickly quantify gait asymme­tries and evaluate rehabilitation pro­gress, and features automated time-to-boundary calculations.

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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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