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2011-12-12 10:58:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Dec. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- There is new hope for children with a form of lower leg paralysis known as "foot drop" due to cerebral palsy (CP). At the 65th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Cerebral Palsy Developmental Medicine on Saturday, October 15, researchers from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) presented a study that shows the WalkAide System successfully improves mobility by significantly increasing ankle control during walking in children...

2011-12-08 10:00:00

BOULDER, Colo., Dec. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- BackJoy announced today the launch of its new Posture+ sitting device, just in time to provide welcome relief for the nearly 65 millions Americans traveling this holiday season. With 8 out of 10 Americans experiencing back pain in their lifetime, this newest addition to the BackJoy product line makes a perfect gift this holiday season to help travelers combat the problems associated with long-term sitting. The normal seated position...

2011-11-09 15:00:00

New research indicates that older people who fall are more likely to have foot pain, bunions, or other foot problems. Boston, MA (PRWEB) November 09, 2011 Everything from slippery throw rugs to poor lighting to side effects from medications has been implicated as contributing to the growing tendency to fall and hurt ourselves as we get older according to the Harvard Health Letter. Foot pain and problems? They get mentioned but are usually way down the list, according to the November 2011...

2011-11-01 15:09:08

University of Calgary Running Injury Clinic researchers examine effectiveness of shoe inserts It's one of those mysteries that has baffled runners and running doctors for decades: Why do orthotics work? Orthotics are commonly prescribed for painful conditions like plantar fasciitis, and, anecdotally, people swear by them, however scientists aren't exactly sure how they work. A recent study by University of Calgary Faculty of Kinesiology researcher Reed Ferber, PhD, published in the...

2011-10-04 14:01:00

VALENCIA, Calif., Oct. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Bioness Inc. today announced that the company has completed the initial enrollment phase of the FASTEST study to further examine the impact of its NESS L300 wireless neurostimulation technology on individuals with foot drop as a result of stroke. The FASTEST study aims to demonstrate the superiority of the NESS L300® Foot Drop System over standard therapy with an ankle-foot orthosis (AFO), and has enrolled 176 patients at 11...

2011-08-24 07:00:00

Fall marathon runners are now deep into training. Indiana podiatric surgeon, John Rachoy, DPM, provides information and tips to all runners to help them avoid painful shin splints. Munster, IN (PRWEB) August 24, 2011 Many popular marathons take place in the Fall, making late summer âœcrunch timeâ for marathon training. John Rachoy, DPM, a board certified Indiana podiatrist at Medical Specialists Department of Podiatry, located in Northwest Indiana,...

2011-07-29 10:14:00

marlton, n.j., July 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Prosthetic Orthotic Solutions International (POSI), a Physiotherapy Associates company with locations in Marlton, NJ and Horsham, PA, announces it is one of the first clinics in the U.S. to fit patients with Otto Bock Healthcare's Genium(TM) Bionic Prosthetic System, and the first facility in the NJ/PA metro area to fit patients with this system. The Genium system is a next-generation microprocessor knee unit that utilizes the latest technology...

2011-07-26 00:00:00

Blounts disease, which often affects obese children and adolescents, can show significant improvement when treated with a free motion KAFO, or Knee Ankle Foot Orthosis, as presented in the white paper. Poland, OH (PRWEB) July 25, 2011 Anatomical Concepts, Inc. (http://www.anatomicalconceptsinc.com), designers and manufacturers of industry-leading medical devices, announced a white paper as a learning opportunity for physicians, surgeons, orthotic and prosthetic and physical therapy...

2011-07-12 06:40:00

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., July 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Moszkito®, the name in "healthy flip-flops," is offering their collection of over-the-counter insoles to now include the ARCHY® ORTHOTICS for women & men at Shoebuy.com. The ARCHY® ORTHOTIC will fit into High Heels (with heel counter), boots and loafers. In black and tan Prima Leather, they are lightweight, supportive, and "Ridiculously Comfortable"! Moszkito was launched in 2001,...

2011-06-21 16:51:00

CHICAGO, June 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Chicago based Advanced Foot & Ankle is leading the way for single specialty medical groups in America. When the group first formed in the mid 90's, the board of directors never knew it would become the largest group of podiatrists in the nation. Advanced Foot & Ankle (AFA) has been recognized as one of the 25 largest medical groups in the Chicago market by Crain's Chicago Business. AFA's goal has been to increase the clinical outcomes while...