January 2010 | Tamarack Habilitation Technologies, Inc.

It’s not too late to sign up for the Friction Management Workshop at AAOP in Chicago!! The American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists 36th Annual Meeting and Symposium is coming up soon – Feb 24-27, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois. You can view the program at www.academyannualmeeting.org. If you see patients with diabetic / neuropathic foot […]

This is the title of a forthcoming research article from two researchers at the Lerner Research Institute – part of the Cleveland Clinic. Doctors Metin Yavuz, PhD, and Brian L. Davis, PhD, are the co-authors. Doctors Davis and Yavuz have done extensive research over the past 10 to 15 years on measuring shear and pressure […]

Calluses are a particular problem for people with diabetic peripheral neuropathy. An earlier post entitled Callus Prevention on Diabetic Feet through Friction Reduction explores in greater depth why callusing poses a risk. One way to deal with calluses on the diabetic foot is debridement. However, debridement of calluses should only be undertaken by a healthcare […]

If you’ve been using Tamarack Flexure Joints™ in your practice to fabricate custom orthotic-prosthetic devices for clients, we hope you’ll request a copy of our new Tamarack Flexure Joint Fabrication Guide. Complete with nearly 30 pages of full-color images and detailed instructions, the Tamarack Guide will assure every ankle-foot orthosis (AFO) and other lower or […]

Researchers at the Cleveland Clinic did a small pilot study looking at shear reducing diabetic insoles worn by healthy subjects. Their hypothesis was that if shear reduction works with these insoles, step length should be shortened. Matassini et al. Do shear reducing diabetic insoles really reduce plantar shear? The paper is being presented on October, […]

Tamarack Habilitation Technologies, Minneapolis, MN is seeking an engineer to assist with new product development, product & technology research and product manufacturing processes. Position requires candidate to work as a project lead as well as assist other project leads as directed. Candidate will support general engineering needs for production and facilitation repairs or changes. This […]

A recent case study compared three ankle foot orthoses for treating posterior tibial tendon dysfunction (PTTD) also known as adult acquired flatfoot. Neville CG, Houck JR, Choosing among 3 ankle-foot orthoses for a patient with stage II posterior tibial tendon dysfunction, J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2009 Nov;39(11):816-24. The case study considered a custom non-articulating […]