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The argument for library-based orthotic prescription

July 10, 2015

By Jordana Bieze Foster Much of the discussion at the 2015 Ortho Technology Forum (OTF) focused on various ways in which the future of the orthotic industry will require adapting to new technologies. But the event’s final presenter challenged OTF attendees to consider the possibility that the future of the industry will also require reinventing the entire process of orthotic prescription.

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New EMS Socket System

July 10, 2015

Ottobock is the exclusive distributor of the new EMS (Environmentally Managed System) socket system developed by Carl Caspers, CPO. The EMS technology is fully compatible with the Harmony vacuum system Caspers developed and sold to Ottobock in 2003, but also offers more surface area for better pressure distribution, a higher coefficient of friction for better connection, a flexible supracondylar connection for knee stability, an air cushion to reduce distal pressures, and flexible inner socket trim lines and lower definitive socket trim lines for better range of motion and improved sleeve durability.

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MVN Biomech Motion Analysis

July 10, 2015

The new MVN Biomech wearable 3D motion system from Xsens is made up of small, lightweight tracking units that communicate wirelessly to a personal computer. These trackers can either be integrated into a Lycra suit (MVN Biomech Link) or mounted in straps that fasten on the human body (MVN Biomech Awinda).

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EndoFoam Prosthetic Cover

July 10, 2015

EndoFoam, from Rehabilitation Technical Products, is a two-part prosthetic cover system that creates a uniform cell structure similar to the density of human tissue. Simply secure a finishing mold around the prosthesis, mix the two parts, and pour in the solution. After 10 minutes, the mold is removed, and the result is a fully covered prosthesis with minimal trimming necessary.

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Chronic Pain Education System

July 10, 2015

Physical therapist Adriaan Louw’s Why You Hurt: Therapeutic Neuroscience Education System is a comprehensive tool for teaching patients about pain, distilling complex neuroscience into easily approachable language, examples, metaphors and images. The Why You Hurt system includes more than 120 full-color, two-sided education cards related to more than a dozen common chronic pain topics. Every card has teaching cues on the back, to guide the learning session, and vibrant images on the front, to enhance recall

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Diabetic Compression

July 10, 2015

Sigvaris announces a new therapeutic compression sock option for patients with diabetes. Constructed with the company’s drirelease yarns and embedded FreshGuard technology, Sigvaris Eversoft Diabetic Socks are designed to wick away moisture and prevent odor, reducing friction and lowering the risk of infection

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Hersco LEAP Ankle Brace

July 10, 2015

Hersco’s new Lower Extremity Ankle Protection (LEAP) brace, the latest in the company’s line of ankle foot orthoses (AFOs), is designed to help improve stability and proprioception in elderly patients and others who are at risk for trips and falls. The LEAP brace is a short, semirigid polypropylene AFO that is functionally balanced to support the foot and ankle complex without immobilizing the ankle

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Sidekicks Freestyles

July 10, 2015

Allied OSI Labs has expanded the “SideKicks” over-the-counter (OTC) orthotic line, providing a more complete solution for in-office dispensing. The original SideKicks line, launched in 2012, consisted of three full-length OTC foot orthoses in sport and casual shell styles as well as a met-length option. The four new Sidekicks Freestyles feature a semirigid 1/8″ Triton shell (comparable to popular and durable thermoplastic materials), a sleek topcover, a suede bottom cover, and optional rearfoot posting.

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Biodex, Concussion Health offer rehab cert

July 10, 2015

Shirley, NY-based Biodex Medical Systems and Austin, TX-based Concussion Health reported on May 28 that the two companies have completed a preferred vendor partnership to create a concussion management program for Biodex’s rehabilitation facility customers.

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Streifeneder, OPIE partner on purchasing

July 10, 2015

The Gainesville, FL-based OPIE Choice Network and Streifen­eder USA in Tampa, FL, on May 8 announced they have inked two new agreements. The first makes Streifeneder USA’s product catalog available to all users of the OPIE Purchasing System when they become an OPIE Integrated Supplier.

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