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Dr. Comfort expands functional insert line

June 4, 2015

Milwaukee, WI-based Dr. Comfort reported in April that it has broadened its custom functional insert line to include its Exos thermoformable technology. The Exos-constructed func­tional inserts come with an Exothermix heat patch that allows practitioners to apply heat to the specific part of the insert in need of adjustment.

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APMSA recognizes ComfortFit for service

June 4, 2015

The American Podiatric Medical Students Association (APMSA) named Roselle, NJ-based ComfortFit Labs its Company of the Year in April at the organization’s annual Corporate Advisory Board meeting. The APMSA presents the honor to a valued corporate part­ner who has displayed meritorious service and support to the podiatric student organization.

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Cadence to sell rehab device in Stroke Belt

June 4, 2015

Seattle-based Cadence Biomedical finalized a distribution agreement in April with Ooltewah, TN-based TruMedical Solutions to sell its Kickstart neuro-rehabilitation device across the southeastern US “Stroke Belt” and to national and regional rehabilitation providers. The wearable device uses an artificial tendon to assist users with stability, leg advancement, and cues for proper walking as they rehabilitate following a stroke or spinal cord injury.

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Prepreg Ankle Foot Orthosis

June 3, 2015

The new dynamic ankle foot orthosis from Motion Unlimited is fabricated completely out of prepreg material for an orthosis that is intimate-fitting, lightweight, high-functioning, and durable.

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FreeSport Knee Sleeve and Wrap

April 26, 2015

Breg has launched the FreeSport knee sleeve and wrap for athletes with mild to moderate discomfort, patellar maltracking, and related injuries such as runner’s knee.

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ProTech Met Foot Orthosis

April 26, 2015

Powerstep’s new ProTech Met offers the stability, support and comfort of the company’s ProTech Full Length Orthotic but has the added benefit of a built-in metatarsal pad, which helps spread and cushion the metatarsal heads to alleviate pain in the ball of foot. Other features include a strong, medical-grade foot support; double layer, shock-absorbing EVA (ethylene vinyl acetate)/Poron cushioning for comfort; friction-reducing, antimicrobial topcover fabric; and a deep heel cradle and Poron heel pad to stabilize the heel during heel strike. This full length foot orthosis is available in nine sizes for men and women.

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Spring Footwear From Spenco

April 26, 2015

Spenco introduces its new fashion-forward footwear for spring 2015. New this year are Crackle and Nightlight athletic slides, which capture the bright, rich color trend in popular footwear.

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Dynamic Chopart Gait Stabilizer

April 26, 2015

Hersco offers a new Dynamic Chopart Gait Stabilizer as the latest addition to its line of ankle foot orthoses (AFOs). The new Dynamic Chopart Gait Stabilizer is an AFO designed for Chopart amputees who wish to remain active. Addressing concerns about AFOs feeling stiff and unnatural, this new AFO features a hinged ankle and flexible foot plate with a segmented dynamic filler that allows flexion before providing a ‘stop,’ which protects the resi­duum and prevents shoe vamp collapse

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Expedition Foot Orthosis

April 26, 2015

Footmaxx has introduced the Expedition, a durable and lightweight orthotic device featuring a carbon fiber module, Poron XRD midlayer, and silver-infused X-Static topcover for improved performance.

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Techmax Epoxy Resin

April 26, 2015

Streifeneder USA now offers Techmax Epoxy Resin, a new adhesive formulated specifically for technicians in the orthotics and prosthetics industry.

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