Category Archives: Archives

April 2014

Delcam taps Cavanagh to give keynote at Orthotics Technology Forum in June

Biomechanics expert Peter Cavanagh, PhD, DSc, heads the presentation agenda at the 2014 North American Orthotics Technology Forum (OTF), forum sponsor Delcam announced in March. Continue reading

April 2014

Pro-Tec rebranding highlights action

Redmond, WA-based Pro-Tech Athletics updated its brand in February with a new logo, tagline, and easy-to-read packaging that includes injury information and visual anatomy. Continue reading

April 2014

ACFAOM 2014 offers interactive sessions

The American College of Foot & Ankle Orthopedics & Medicine’s (ACFAOM) annual clinical conference will focus on interactive podiatric education based on real clinical cases at its 2014 meeting, according to a March release from the organization. Continue reading

April 2014

Sigvaris celebrates 150-year anniversary

Peachtree City, GA-based Sigvaris is celebrating 150 years of compression technology production with its “Share Your Story Sigvaris” sweepstakes, the company announced in March. Continue reading

April 2014

Becker Orthopedic revamps website

Troy, MI-based Becker Orthopedic relaunched its website in February at beckerorthopedic .com with features that include a searchable online catalog, new product section, technical and clinical support, continuing education programs, and easy-to-access orthometry forms. Continue reading

April 2014

Foot, ankle surgeons install new board

The American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS) installed its 2014-2015 board of directors on February 28 at its 72nd Annual Scientific Conference in Orlando, FL. Continue reading

April 2014

MVI Footcare vends Comfortland devices

Mettawa, IL-based MVI Footcare, a division of Med-Vet International, in March became a national distributor of Mebane, NC-based Comfortland Medical orthopedic rehabilitation, sports medicine, podiatric medicine, O&P, durable medical equipment, and orthotic products. Continue reading

April 2014

UNC Greensboro opens enrollment for online education in kinesiology doctorate

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) will offer the nation’s first online doctorate of education degree in kinesiology beginning in fall 2014, university officials announced in March. Continue reading

April 2014

Cadence Kickstart enters Korean market

Seattle-based Cadence Biomedical inked a distribution agreement on March 6 with a Korean medical device importer for the US company’s KickstartPT and KickstartPersonal systems. Continue reading

April 2014

Nolaro24 offers live QuadraStep webinars

Middlebury, CT-based Nolaro24 has scheduled two live webinars on the use of its Quadra­Step system for pediatric and adult foot video gait analysis and foot orthotic selection and design. Continue reading

April 2014

Ottobock moves operations to Louisville

Medical device manufacturer Ottobock has begun relocation of its North America logistics and distribution operations from Minneapolis and Toronto, Canada, to Louisville, KY, the company reported in March. Based in Duderstadt, Germany, Otto Bock HealthCare established Minnesota-based Ottobock in 1958 as the Americas corporate headquarters. Continue reading

April 2014

Steadman orgs join US Olympic network

The Colorado Springs, CO-based US Olympic Committee in March designated the The Steadman Clinic and affiliated nonprofit Steadman Philippon Research Institute (SPRI) in Vail, CO, as a National Medical Center within the US Olympic Committee’s National Medical Network. Continue reading

April 2014

Palumbo adds new footwear, AFO lines

Richard Conrey, PT, CPO, and Shawn Conrey, PTO, CPA, CPed, have bought Dania Beach, FL-based sports brace manufacturer Palumbo from company founder Pasquel Palumbo, MD. Continue reading

April 2014

Stratasys holds amputee long drive event

Stratasys, a global maker of 3D systems and materials based in Rehovot, Israel, is sponsoring a competitive long drive event to introduce the growing golf-based sport to wounded veterans and other amputees as a new rehabilitation option. Continue reading

April 2014

Step Sensor 
Vibration Therapy

The Step Sensor is the first offering in Brownmed’s new line of vibration therapy products under the Intellinetix brand. The Step Sensor is a low-
profile, discreet device designed to harness the power of vibration to improve balance… Continue reading

April 2014

Soft Silicone
Express Liner

WillowWood’s new Express Liner features its new softer durometer silicone, engineered to replicate the performance and comfort levels of thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) for amputees who are used to wearing TPE prosthetic liners. Continue reading

April 2014

Rock Sauce 
Lotion

Rocktape, known for its kinesiology tape products, has announced the release of Rock Sauce, a topical lotion for isolated muscle pain and joint soreness. The active ingredients in the lotion’s formulation include 20% methyl salicylate… Continue reading

April 2014

MVI Footcare
 Podiatric Chairs

MVI Footcare is proud to announce that its expanded equipment line now includes Algeos USA Podiatric Chairs. The Nova Eden, Nova Lune, and Nova Aire podiatric chairs are multifunctional, affordable, and designed with the patient… Continue reading

April 2014

MobileMat 
BESS

Tekscan announces the release of MobileMat BESS, a computerized implementation of the Balance Error Scoring System (BESS) designed to improve the reliability of the postural stability component of sports concussion assessment. Continue reading

April 2014

Incredibrace
 Sports Wrap

Star Nutrition announces the latest addition to its popular Incrediwear line, the Incredibrace elastic bandage wrap. Applications for the Incredibrace sports wrap include ankle sprains, tendinitis, and knee injuries, as well as general joint discomfort or pain. Continue reading

April 2014

G-walk
 Gait Analysis

The G-walk, now available from Rehabilitation Technical Components, is a pocket-sized, wireless gait lab for user-friendly evaluation of spatiotemporal gait parameters. To assess a patient’s gait sym­metry, just strap on the cellphone-sized… Continue reading

April 2014

Flexible Ulcer 
Dressing

Mölnlycke Health Care US announces the release of Mepilex Border Flex, a flexible bordered dressing for pressure ulcers, foot ulcers, and leg ulcers that is designed to fit the challenging contours of the human body. Continue reading

April 2014

Flexible Children’s
 Footwear

Keeping Pace has added to its line of children’s orthopedic footwear with the new KPLCW model, which features a newly designed flexible bottom sole. The new footwear features a double-depth, triple-width fit to accommodate ankle foot orthoses. Continue reading

April 2014

Fascia
 Massagers

Franklin Fascia Massagers stand out from the self-massage crowd with their spiky exteriors. The spikes are designed to stimulate sensory receptors and increase circulation, while the kneading motion massages away tension and mobilizes connective tissue. Continue reading

April 2014

Cadence 
Insoles

Cadence insoles are prefabricated orthotic devices designed to provide an elusive combination of semirigid support and shock-absorbing comfort to improve patient compliance. Designed by a physical therapist, each device includes a three-quarter… Continue reading