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Building bridges between CAD-CAM hardware and O&P market needs

February 25, 2015

By Samantha Rosenblum In the world of CAD-CAM, TechMed 3D has it all.

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Delcam Healthcare Solutions maintains focus on innovating for the future

February 25, 2015

By LER staff Delcam is a world-leading developer and supplier of advanced CAD-CAM software and part of the Autodesk group, a multinational software supplier based in San Rafael, CA.

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Propét brings game-changing ideas to footwear with stabilizing technology and variable flexibility

February 25, 2015

By LER staff The New Year will find Propét USA continuing its expansion of its comfort and therapeutic footwear offerings.

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SureStep continues its longtime commitment to education with a new vehicle for learning

February 25, 2015

By P.K. Daniel Receiving a prestigious award in 2014 has inspired SureStep CEO Bernie Veldman, CO, to expand the company’s 2015 offerings in several key areas: education and innovative products to address “W” sitting and head drop. At its 2014 annual conference the National Down Syndrome Congress honored Veldman with that year’s Exceptional Meritorious Service Award, given to individuals who have made significant contributions to persons with Down syndrome and their families

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igli insoles emphasize easy adjustability, customization, and control

February 25, 2015

By Cary Groner medi USA, the US subsidiary of the German company medi, is continuing to bring innovations to its igli line of carbon fiber insole products, with a particular emphasis on the brand’s roots in pediatric orthoses.

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Hands-on development, manufac­turing, design, and customer service help Ped Lite stand out

February 25, 2015

By Brigid Galloway Many businesses claim to be customer-centric, but few back up that aspiration like Ped Lite President Scott Sutter. More than a dozen years ago, Sutter started his own durable medical equipment (DME) company.

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Eponymous brace remains mainstay of evolving company

February 24, 2015

By Cary Groner In 1996, after 15 years of sports podiatry practice, Douglas Richie, DPM, was frustrated by the ongoing challenge of fitting sport ankle braces to patients who also wore custom foot orthoses. The two products should have worked naturally together, but, because neither was made with the other in mind, the result was often ungainly and uncomfortable. “I didn’t really know anything about ankle foot orthoses at the time, but no podiatrists did,” Richie said

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Home-based walking program boosts mobility but does not alter rate of falls

February 24, 2015

While walking is a popular form of exercise among the elderly that improves mobility, a home-based walking program does not curb the risk of falling, according to an Australian study. Researchers from multiple institutions in New South Wales recruited 386 people aged 65 years and older from the Sydney area and randomized them to two groups.

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Sensory-targeted ankle rehabilitation strategies

February 17, 2015

Current treatments for chronic ankle instability (CAI) may be ineffective in reducing its development and recurrence. To help address this issue, the authors have proposed a new treatment paradigm based on a theoretical model of CAI as an organismic constraint on the sensorimotor system.

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How ballet pumps could leave you limping or even missing a toe

February 10, 2015

They’re seen as a sensible yet stylish alternative to killer heels. But experts have warned that ballet pumps can lead to a host of health problems, from calluses and corns to collapsed arches

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