September 2009 - Tamarack Habilitation Technologies, Inc.

A recent article in the September/October 2009 issue of inMotion magazine, entitled “Disability Etiquette” makes a few valuable points about helping someone with a disability. I wanted to share this with you, hoping that it will influence your next interaction with someone managing life in a wheelchair, on crutches or with another disability. The article […]

We hear far too often from people ranging from professional athletes to those plagued with recurring diabetic foot problems, that regular foot exams aren’t a part of their daily lives. While brushing our teeth and cleaning our ears are already a part of our daily rituals – the painful truth is that foot care is […]

  An intriguing article on an ankle foot orthosis (AFO) for running recently appeared in the September, 2009, issue of Prosthetics and Orthotics International. Authors David Bishop, Allan Moore, and Naveen Chandrashekar discuss a novel AFO. The AFO was designed for one of the authors who suffered peroneal nerve damage and as a result developed […]

Tamarack™ joints featured in People Magazine? Maybe not featured . . . but, if you look closely at page 133 of the September 21, 2009, issue of People magazine, you will see a Tamarack Flexure Joint™ (740-L) on prosthesis worn by Andre. And, Andre is not a person; he’s a dog. This is a truly […]

The Prescription Foot Orthotic Laboratory Association PFOLA is having their annual conference in Atlanta from October 2 to 4, 2009. The focus of the conference is Foot Biomechanics and Orthotic Therapy. Douglas Richie, Jr., DPM, is going to be chairing a panel on postural control interventions. This is an area of increasing research in the […]

By Mark Payette, CO The Northern Plains Chapter AAOP had their annual meeting September 10-11, 2009 at Jimmy’s Conference and Catering Center in Vadnais Heights, MN. The day and a half event was well run and covered a variety O&P business and practice topics. We were fortunate to have guest speakers such as Marilyn Weber, […]

Animal orthotics & prosthetics – no kidding! Yesterday I had the honor of meeting the latest addition to a friend’s family – Dusty, a 3 year old golden retriever. This isn’t an ordinary dog. Granted she’s adorable, fluffy and will eat anything in sight. But her most distinctive feature is the ability to walk, run […]

In just a few weeks (September 20th-23rd, 2009), the American Orthotic & Prosthetic Association (AOPA) will come alive in Seattle, Washington. The annual assembly gives caregivers, manufacturers & suppliers, the opportunity to present & learn about new resources for improving patient outcomes in orthotic & prosthetic care. Tamarack™ Habilitation Technologies is looking forward to sharing […]