Latest Orthotics Stories

2014-03-18 23:30:58

The redesign to South Florida Foot & Ankle Centers’ website adds over 100 pages of details about foot and ankle conditions, symptoms, causes and treatments. West Palm Beach, Florida (PRWEB) March 18, 2014 The podiatry foot and ankle specialists at South Florida Foot & Ankle Centers have re-launched its website with a new design and added over 100 pages detailing the conditions and foot injuries that they specialize in treating. The website is now a comprehensive resource for...

2014-03-11 23:21:32

New thinking among exercise experts recognizes that the recovery phase is crucial for peak performance and injury prevention; What’s on your feet between athletic feats can improve performance, company says. Waco, Texas (PRWEB) March 11, 2014 Run. Recover. Repeat. It’s an age-old formula that leads many athletes to success, but new thinking among exercise experts recognizes that the recovery phase is crucial for peak performance and injury prevention. As with training and racing,...

2014-02-28 12:25:53

Foot and Ankle Surgeons Get Patients Running Again with Less-Invasive Treatment Options CHICAGO, Feb. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Runners often cite the wide array of health benefits--physical, mental, and emotional--as their motivation to keep logging the miles. But like any strenuous physical activity, running can also lead to overuse injuries. One of those injuries affecting women in particular is a foot pain so intense that it prevents them from running at all--the painful neuroma....

2014-02-27 23:32:21

The premier custom orthotics specialist in Phoenix, Arizona Orthotics, explains the different levels of custom foot orthotics and how to choose the best fit for a specific need. Phoenix, Arizona (PRWEB) February 27, 2014 In today’s out-of-the-box world, everything it pregame and packaged for the masses, including “custom” foot orthotics. Made-in-advance orthotics are never custom because they are not made specific to the individual. By definition, custom means, “made to the...

2014-02-24 16:25:28

GREENSBORO, N.C., Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- It's hard to put yourself in the position of others, but, imagine: You've woken up from what promised to be a simple surgery, except you can't move your foot. Your doctor is telling you there was a complication and your foot is paralyzed. Your foot won't have to be amputated; however, you may never walk again without the aid of a walker or a brace. Or maybe you've been dreading the time when you'd begin losing the control of your lower...

2014-02-13 08:30:53

AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hanger, Inc. (NYSE: HGR) today announced the publication of the findings of the Company's INSTRIDE WalkAide trial in the peer-reviewed journal Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair. The Company has submitted these findings to the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) as part of a request for expanded coverage for the WalkAide. The clinical trial proved that the WalkAide is equivalent to the current standard of care, the Ankle...

2014-02-05 23:26:39

Arizona Orthotics is pleased to offer the new optically calibrated diabetic foot orthotic. Phoenix, Arizona (PRWEB) February 05, 2014 Arizona Orthotics, the next generation of custom foot orthotics, is pleased to introduce its latest orthotic, the calibrated diabetic foot orthotic. According to Arizona Orthotics, approximately 84% of amputations among people with diabetes are preceded by a foot ulcer. The new optical calibration orthotic uses softer plastic to distribute repetitive force...

2014-02-05 12:28:32

MUMBAI, February 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bharat Book Bureau presents EU5 Orthopedic Braces and Supports Market Outlook to 2020. In this report provides key market data on the EU5 Orthopedic Braces and Supports market. The report provides value, in millions of US dollars, and volume (in units) and average price data (in US dollars), within market categories - Knee Braces and Supports, Ankle Braces and Supports, Spinal Braces and Supports and Upper Extremities Braces and...

2014-01-28 23:26:04

Recent feedback from healthcare professionals indicates Bunion Bootie improves foot biomechanics. Henderson, NV (PRWEB) January 28, 2014 Recent feedback from the practice of Kimberly Rau & Associates, Inc. confirms Bunion Bootie addresses the deformity, may prevent further progression, and is an effective tool to relieve pain and discomfort due to bunions. Kimberly Rau & Associates, Inc. is a group of Canadian Certified Pedorthists who have been providing lower limb assessments...

Bio-Inspired Robotic Device Could Help Patients With Ankle-foot Disorders
2014-01-22 08:56:06

Carnegie Mellon University A soft, wearable device that mimics the muscles, tendons and ligaments of the lower leg could aid in the rehabilitation of patients with ankle-foot disorders such as drop foot, said Yong-Lae Park, an assistant professor of robotics at Carnegie Mellon University. Park, working with collaborators at Harvard University, the University of Southern California, MIT and BioSensics, developed an active orthotic device using soft plastics and composite materials,...

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