October 2010 | Tamarack Habilitation Technologies, Inc.

We’ve made a few updates to the Tamarack website this week, including a redesign of the Tamarack Flexure Joint® and ShearBan® pages and development of a new Customer Service page. If you haven’t visited our website lately, stop by www.tamarackhti.com for product updates and fabrication resources. We invite customers to call or email us whenever […]

Have you had trouble achieving comfort with AFO’s due to irritation around the proximal brim? We’ve had excellent results with applying a small strip of ShearBan® material around the brim of AFO’s. This technique results in a wrinkle-free, cosmetically appealing and functional device that won’t rub AFO wearers the wrong way. Here’s a step-by-step tutorial […]

Are you familiar with Tamarack Habilitation Technologies’ consumer-packaged blister care product – ENGO® Blister Prevention Patches? The Minnesota-made product has recently been featured in some prominent publications in the United Kingdom. Here are the stories: The Duke of Edinburgh Magazine says “Put your best foot forward” in its ENGO® product highlight. Check out the DofE […]

In 2009, Tamarack Habilitation Technologies introduced GlideFree™ strips for transfer boards – a low friction film that applies directly to any wood or plastic transfer device. GlideFree strips make sliding transfers easier, while reducing the risk of shear-induced skin trauma. Here is a short installation video we developed to make it easier for users and […]

With all the blister care products available today, it can be daunting for consumers and healthcare professionals to navigate all the marketing literature and retail store shelves in search of a truly effective solution. From blister bandages to gel & foam patches and moleskin, the options for fixing blisters are seemingly endless. When Tamarack Habilitation […]

On November 15th, the American Diabetes Association is hosting a “Let’s Strike Out Diabetes!” bowling fundraiser at the Park Tavern in St. Louis Park, Minnesota. They’re looking for teams of 4-6 people to sign up to play as well as organizations willing to sponsor the event. The fee is $23.60 per person. Donations beyond the […]

In response to increased utilization of Tamarack Flexure Joints for custom veterinary brace applications, Tamarack Habilitation Technologies has launched a new Veterinary Tamarack Flexure Joint product. Featuring lighter 65 durometer polyurethane, the Veterinary Tamarack Flexure Joints are specially designed to offer an easier break-in period for dogs and other animals. And because most veterinary orthotic […]

According to today’s edition of the Gear Junkie newsletter, another minimalist running shoe is about to emerge. The Inov-8 Evoskin is the company’s latest footwear innovation – an incredibly lightweight, form-fitting silicone shoe. With the recent explosion in publicity of minimalist and barefoot running all over the internet, newspapers and sports magazines, there’s no question […]

By Jason Pawelsky, Sales & Marketing The other night I finally gave in to the urge to see The Social Network – the fictional Hollywood rendition of the story about how Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook®, began his now 25 billion dollar empire. It wouldn’t be kind to ruin the story for you, so check […]

Conventional wisdom says to medical professionals: control inflammation to promote muscle healing. A new study from the Cleveland Clinic questions this convention. Lan Zhou, M.D., Ph.D., and colleagues at the Cleveland Clinic found that inflammatory cells (macrophages) in acute muscle injury produce a high level of an insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) which increases the rate […]