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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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Össur, CAF fund 2015 Mobility Clinics

April 26, 2015

Foothill Ranch, CA-based Össur and the San Diego-based Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) in March announced a new multiyear global sponsorship agreement that continues their decades-long collaboration to support people with limb loss. Central to the Össur-CAF agreement is a series of Össur Running and Mobility Clinics for amputees presented by CAF and held annually across the US.

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Spark Pro Motion Analysis

October 18, 2013

Spark Motion, maker of portable motion analysis software for use in authentic sports performance and rehabilitation environments, announces a rebranding (formerly Kinesio Capture). The company’s Spark Pro software is designed to help coaches and practitioners evaluate and correct athletes’ inefficiencies and share videos via a cloud that is compliant with the Healthcare Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

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Study finds certified providers receive only a third of Medicare O&P payments

October 18, 2013

Unlicensed providers continue to receive unauthorized payments for O&P services from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), according to a study released in September. The American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association (AOPA) commissioned Vienna, VA, healthcare consulting firm Dobson DaVanzo to analyze Medi­care claims data from 2007 through 2011 and compare them with 2001-2006 data. According to the report, about one third of the $3.62 billion CMS paid between 2007-2011 for O&P services went to unlicensed providers (14 states have licensure requirements) and practitioners who don’t meet accreditation requirements legislated by Congress in 2000

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OSU hosts ACL prevention, rehab course

October 18, 2013

The Sports Health and Performance Institute at the Ohio State University (OSU) in Columbus is scheduled to host the 11th annual workshop on anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury prevention and rehabilitation on November 9. Athletic trainers, physical therapists, and physicians can earn continuing education credits at the one-day workshop.

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