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2014-08-30 23:02:43

An Alabama-based InventHelp client has invented the Deezers, which is being submitted to companies for review. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) August 30, 2014 "I had a handicapped friend who could not walk along the beach because of her crutches," said an inventor from Wetumpka, Ala. "In order to help her be able to enjoy the sights and sounds of the shore, I came up with a way for her to use her crutches on beach sand." She created a prototype for the patent-pending Deezers to...

2014-08-22 23:04:44

InventHelp, one of America's leading inventor service companies, is submitting the Support Aid For Mobility to companies for their review. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) August 22, 2014 Until now, those with leg or foot injuries have had to rely on standard crutches or walkers to keep mobile. Thanks to an inventor from Suffolk, Va., however, these walking aids can be made much more effective. He developed a prototype for the patent-pending SUPPORT AID FOR MOBILITY to not only immobilize an...

2014-05-08 23:14:08

The Astoria office of Hands-On Physical Therapy will be participating in the Crutches 4 Kids drive. You can come by the office and donate crutches to children in need around the world. Astoria, NY (PRWEB) May 08, 2014 The Hands-On Physical Therapy Astoria office is proud to have been selected to be part of the inaugural Crutches 4 Kids crutch drive May 12th to May 18th 2014. Crutches 4 Kids donates gently used pairs of crutches to kids in impoverished communities around the world,...

2014-02-27 12:28:06

CHICAGO, Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Increased mobility and freedom during post-op surgery can do wonders for a patient's attitude. And a positive attitude is proven to have drastic effects on the body's ability to heal. Recent advances in foot and ankle surgery have made operations smoother and new tools have made repair work more durable. This has paved the way to an even speedier recovery--or at least one that feels faster because it's less cumbersome. Foot and ankle surgeons...

2013-11-05 23:32:42

JustWalkers.com has announced a new scholarship program to help students with a mobility disability get a good education. Fulton, MD (PRWEB) November 05, 2013 Limited mobility can be a major challenge in college. Though federal law requires all higher education programs to be physically accessible, the attitudes of teachers and the academic culture in general can be barriers to learning. Plus, most disabled students have lower incomes than their able-bodied peers. That’s why...

2013-10-22 23:20:15

For many people with limited mobility, an elbow crutch is a necessity and makes everyday life easier at the same time. Due to THERMOLAST® K by KRAIBURG TPE, the newest walking aid of the leading French developer FDI France Medical, ErgoDynamic, has extraordinary anti-slip properties and is highly comfortable. Dusseldorf/Waldkraiburg (PRWEB) October 22, 2013 As part of a long-standing collaboration, KRAIBURG TPE has developed a special material for the French company FDI France...

2013-07-12 23:23:14

A process that usually take six to eight weeks was expedited, giving athlete running and walking leg in less than three days. Loma Linda, CA (PRWEB) July 11, 2013 Loma Linda University Medical Center’s orthotics and prosthetics team gave Brazilian athlete and 2016 Paralympic hopeful, Marinalva de Almeida, the ability to walk for the first time in over 15 years. The team, led by Michael Davidson and Murray Brandstater, MD, had Marinalva walking just three days after she arrived in Loma...

2012-07-03 23:02:08

The Disabled Veterans National Foundation (http://www.dvnf.org), announces an innovative partnership with one of the world´s top manufacturers of crutches. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) July 03, 2012 The Disabled Veterans National Foundation (http://www.dvnf.org), a national non-profit veterans service organization that focuses on helping men and women who serve and return home wounded or sick after defending our safety and our freedom, announces an innovative partnership with one of the...

2011-07-20 00:00:32

The world leader in cast cover fashion, waterproof cast protectors and other fun and functional products for orthopedic patients adds new practical and colorful crutch/crutch wear accessory line. Hollister, CA (PRWEB) July 19, 2011 No one wants to be on crutches. Dealing with a broken bone or a sprain is bad enough "“ having to wear an ugly, cumbersome cast, boot, splint or brace adds insult to injury. Cast cover leader CastCoverZ!â“ž¢ partnered with...

2009-07-13 12:03:50

U.S. physical therapists say elderly people who use canes and walkers need to be properly assessed and fitted by a physical therapist to avoid falling. The American Physical Therapy Association points out a recent study found 47,000 U.S. seniors end up in emergency rooms annually due to falls involving walking aids. The study, the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, examined six years of emergency room records and found that the walker was associated seven times more with...


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vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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