August 2010 - Tamarack Habilitation Technologies, Inc.

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to run across the unforgiving roads that lie between the eastern and western coasts of the United States? Many have – and yet few people have ever attempted, let alone completed, the roughly 3,000 mile adventure. Whether you run for sport (competition) or pleasure, the idea […]

Users of ENGO® most commonly apply the blister prevention patches to footwear. If your golf shoes are causing blisters, ENGO® will certainly work wonders. However, ENGO® also can be applied to other things to prevent blisters. Many golfers develop blisters on their hands even though they wear gloves. ENGO® can be used in such a […]

It is so helpful when experts summarize the best available evidence for management of a disease. Richard Seah and Sivanadian Mani-Babu recently did this in an article in the British Medical Bulletin entitled: “Managing Ankle Sprains in Primary Care: What Is the Best Practice? A Systematic Review of the Last Ten Years of Evidence.” Here […]

Many people might assume that private insurance companies offer more generous health insurance benefits than Medicare. NOT SO! For example, many private plans limit the number of prosthetic or orthotic devices (for example, artificial limbs and orthopedic braces) that an insured can be provided under the plan. Typically, the plan might limit the insured person […]

People with rheumatoid arthritis often develop calluses on their feet. A callus is “often the source of severe pain in those patients reporting symptoms of walking on glass, pebbles, or stones.” Helliwell P, the Foot and Ankle in Rheumatoid Arthritis (2007). As mentioned in a previous blog post, high plantar shear forces acting on plantar […]

The other day, Doug Richie Jr., DPM, FACFAS, wrote a post on the Podiatry Today website, titled: What the Evidence Reveals about Prophylactic Ankle Bracing. Richie discusses the rising amount of attention that preventative care is playing in athletic programs around the country. Some have even begun requiring that ankle braces be worn by athletes. […]

The other day, our friend Marshall Ulrich, wrote an article on his Dreams in Action Blog, titled: Foot Health for Runners. As an ultrarunner, speaker, coach and guide, Marshall has significant practical experience dealing with running and hiking-related injuries. We hope his advice is useful for you, a friend or colleague. Runners regularly ask me […]

Helmets can create points of pressure and shear loading on the head. The head doesn’t have a lot of fat for padding. Especially for those of us (like me) who have oddly shaped heads – mine is long and narrow – prolonged helmet wearing can be uncomfortable and even cause headaches. This is especially true […]

According to a July 20, 2010 Star Tribune article, titled Ramsey gets new VA clinic, the city of Ramsey, MN has won the bid to become the site of the newest veterans clinic. It’s a big win for veterans in the Minneapolis metro area, who would otherwise travel to VA hospitals in Minneapolis or St. […]

  Today, August 23, 2010, is a special day for our ENGO® Blister Prevention Patches. Last year we heard about how Jason Sadler, the founder of, started a business promoting companies and products through social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and his blog. For a small fee, Jason Sadler and Evan White […]