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Consequences of lower extremity and trunk muscle fatigue on balance and functional tasks in older people: A systematic literature review
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Muscle fatigue reduces muscle strength and balance control in young people. It is not clear whether fatigue resistance seen in older persons leads to different effects. In order to understand whether muscle fatigue may increase fall risk in older persons, a systematic literature review aimed to summarize knowledge on the effects of lower extremity and trunk muscle fatigue on balance and functional tasks in older people was performed. More

Health spending growth 0.2 percent higher through 2019 after Obama's overhaul
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America's health care bill will rise as a result of President Obama's health care law, the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which was signed into law in March, according to an analysis from Medicare's Office of the Actuary, but by just 0.2 percent higher through 2019, and that includes an extra 32 million uninsured individuals gaining health care coverage. More

Exercise shoes focus attention on walking
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Call them toners, shapers, or rocker bottoms, those exercise shoes with the distinctive thick, rounded soles are flying off the shelves and onto the feet of even the most clodhopper-averse walkers. And if experts differ on how effectively the shoes will buff butts and carve calves, they concur that whatever gets you moving is a good thing. More

Beyond bunionectomy: The role of physical therapy
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More and more surgeons are embracing the idea that physical therapy after bunion surgery can improve range of motion and other functional outcomes. But some practitioners still aren't sure it's right for everyone. More

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BioMimetic Therapeutics remains on track
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BioMimetic Therapeutics, Inc. announced it completed its 100 day Premarket Approval Application (PMA) meeting with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding the review of Augment Bone Graft for the treatment of foot and ankle fusions in the U.S. The FDA generally meets with the PMA sponsor approximately 100 days after the filing of the PMA with the purpose of discussing the status of the application. More

Case studies in combination therapy for complex wounds
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While the title of this article may evoke pictures of large wounds with wound beds that appear sick along with exposed tendon and bones, we have to move past the limited visual perception of what constitutes a complex wound. More

Malpractice adds less than 3 percent to health care tab
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Costs associated with medical malpractice added about $55.6 billion to the nation's total health care costs in 2008 -- roughly 2.4 percent of a more than $2.3-trillion tab -- and most of that money went to pay for tests, procedures, and treatments associated with defensive medicine, according to an analysis by Harvard researchers. More

Risk factors for and results of late or delayed amputation following combat-related extremity injuries
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We studied patients with combat-related injuries that required delayed amputation at least four months after the initial injury due to dysfunction, persistent pain, and patient desires. Late amputations were performed 22 times in 22 patients (21 men, one woman) since 2003. More

San Antonio podiatrist offers new laser therapy for foot and ankle pain
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MLS Therapy is a new therapy for treating pain, inflammation and edema and for repairing superficial lesions. It uses an MLS pulse, a combined, synchronized emission of continuous and pulsed laser emissions with different infrared wavelengths. The patented control system that generates the MLS pulse synchronizes the two emissions. More

What are the best orthotics for plantar fasciitis
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The irritation is the result of biomechanical deformities such as limb length discrepancy, gastrocsoleus equinus, and excessive foot or leg varus, producing midtarsal and subtalar hyperpronation. In turn, this pronation produces a stretch of the plantar fascia as well as unwanted pulling on the origin of the fascia (the medial calcaneal tubercle). More
FDM-T System from Noraxon USA Inc
The basic system FDM-T consists of a treadmill ergometer with an integrated, calibrated measuring sensor. The sensor element consists of high-quality capacitive force sensors. On an area of 150 x 50 cm the sensor unit consists of more than 5000 pressure / force sensors. More info
Welcome to the World of ERN
Our list of products includes more then just a nice little set of four round good-for-nothing burrs. We sell thirty different and distinctive burrs. These burrs range in size, shape and style, from the most aggressive to the best smoothers and one that could almost be called the all-one-one solution - "The Happy Burr." More info
The TOM-CAT makes you more profitable
The TOM-CAT Scanner minimizes the steps required to prescribe your orthotics. Traditional casting methods require messy plaster, clean up and sometimes requires more than one casting to get the proper mold for your feet. The TOM-CAT Scanning system replaces traditional methods and produces better and faster results. More info

Darco Body Armor Night Splint

The only night splint on the market today that actively engages the windlass mechanism of the foot.
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