publisher-memo

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).

Read the full article →

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

Read the full article →

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.

Read the full article →

Ultramarathoner re-ups with Pro-Tec

October 18, 2013

Redmond, WA-based Pro-Tec Athletics announced in September that it has re-signed Scott Jurek for an additional two years to its team of professional athletes. Jurek, a champion ultramarathoner who has been on the Pro-Tec team for more than seven years and is author of the New York Times bestseller Eat & Run , will work closely with Pro-Tec to help educate runners about recovery and performance. Related Posts: Swanson directs Bulls’ sport performance September 18, 2013 Collaboration targets sports performance July 23, 2013 DJO Surgical inks deal with researchers to develop… August 14, 2012 IOC names Oslo as site of fourth Advanced Team Physician… January 24, 2012 VQ Orthocare announces discount program for former NFL… May 26, 2011

Read the full article →

Location, location: High pressures don’t predict all ulcers

October 18, 2013

By Emily Delzell Practitioners often deem all areas of elevated peak plantar pressure in patients with diabetes at some risk for ulceration.

Read the full article →

Neuropathy results in less sensory loss at fifth metatarsal than hallux

October 18, 2013

By Emily Delzell Clinicians should carry out quantitative vibration testing for sensory loss in patients at risk for diabetic neuropathy at the hallux, according to research that confirms the hallux undergoes greater sensory loss than the fifth metatarsal, an alternate location for vibration testing. Researchers at Health Access Network in Lincoln, ME, used a 128-Hz electronic tuning fork to test vibration sensing in 28 patients with diabetes and neuropathy and 17 patients without either condition.

Read the full article →

COD Ankle Joint

June 25, 2013

The Center for Orthotics Design (COD) offers the COD Self-aligning Ankle Joint, which allows for conversion of a rigid ankle foot orthosis (AFO) to an articulated AFO.

Read the full article →

Therawheel Roller

June 25, 2013

Therawheel is a self-use roller with more than 150 different applications. It rolls, glides, and compresses soft tissue (ligaments, tendons, muscles, and fascia) in any direction. Thera­wheel provides targeted pressure for detecting and reducing soft tissue restrictions.

Read the full article →

Omega Scanner 3D

June 25, 2013

WillowWood announces the Omega Scanner 3D, its newest shape capture device. The Omega Scanner 3D uses structured light to create a 3D image.

Read the full article →

Nufoot Indoor Shoes

June 25, 2013

Nufoot indoor shoes are designed to meet a variety of needs. Uses include yoga, Pilates, at the gym, in the pool, and other indoor activities. Made with antimicrobial materials from a patented design, the new Nufoot indoor shoes are skid-resistant, water-resistant, and germ-resistant, with four-way stretch technology that accommodates feet of different shapes and sizes.

Read the full article →