July 2010 | Tamarack Habilitation Technologies, Inc.

It’s that time of year again when thousands of professional football players, coaches, athletic trainers and support staff lace up and hit the turf this week to begin training for the next National Football League (NFL) season. It seems like summer just got started, doesn’t it? It’s a mystery whether or not Brett Favre will […]

An article published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine has shed new light on the effectiveness of hands-only CPR. A hot topic in the media sparks the question; why change the protocol for what has seemed to work fine for years? The thought process behind the NEJM study was to encourage more bystanders […]

It is so encouraging to see one of the most respected experts in the world on the diabetic foot, David G. Armstrong, DPM, PhD, writing again on the harmful effects of shear forces on the foot during ambulation. His blog entry is entitled: “Does Stress During Walking Occur During Foot ‘Takeoff’ And ‘Landing’ Rather Than […]

If you’re a member of the Texas Chapter of the American Association of Orthotists and Prosthetists (TCAAOP), don’t forget to check out the lineup of workshops at the annual meeting in Austin, Texas; kicking off August 6, 2010. View the complete list of meeting workshops here. Mark Payette, CO, Tamarack Habilitation Technologies, and Dennis Janisse, […]

Accomplished Speaker, Author, Trainer and Guide, Marshall Ulrich, emailed us the other day to share feedback on Tamarack’s new Blister Relief Kit. The kit was introduced last fall to address the lack of high quality, minimalist blister prevention and treatment kits on the market. It includes ENGO® Blister Prevention Patches (www.GoENGO.com) along with an ample […]

Yesterday I came across an inspiring story on Facebook on Ashley Kumlien, and her trans-continental run from San Francisco to New York. Ashley certainly isn’t the first American to attempt or complete a cross-country event of this magnitude, but her determination is inspiring nonetheless. Nick Baldock completed the run in 132 days back in 1999 […]

The other day I ran across John Vonhof’s latest Fixing Your Feet Blog post, titled: Don’t Do This to Your Feet! Once you see the terrible heel blister picture, you’ll understand what was going through my mind while reading Vonhof’s post. How could anyone stay on their feet despite the warning signs of such a […]

For about a year, we’ve featured articles about advancements in the specialized field of animal orthotics & prosthetics. But can a dog really adapt to a brace or prosthetic limb? Won’t he or she chew it off? These are common questions that pet owners may have after being presented with the decision to either put […]

Have you ever considered running an Ultramarathon? Unlike the increasingly popular marathon-distance race, ultras demand a different sort of mental and physical discipline and training. Many ultramarathons exceed distances of 100 miles through varying terrain from hot, flat deserts to cold, hilly mountains. Considered a “rite of passage” amongst ultra distance runners, the Badwater Ultramarathon […]

Did you know that 50% of all admissions and 8% of all deaths at specialized spinal cord-injury hospitals are due to decubitus ulcers? 1 Tamarack® Habilitation Technologies recently introduced a new wheelchair seating technology – GlideWear™, to the complex rehabilitation market to address the lack of effective friction & shear management with wheelchair seating devices. […]