Article Response Archives | Tamarack Habilitation Technologies, Inc.

A recent analysis of the October 2009 Arizona state Medicaid decision to cut certain preventive podiatry services shines a bright, ironic light on the state’s cost-cutting efforts. Skrepnek, Mills, and Armstrong presented at the 73rd Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association that “Through the end of 2011, inpatient admissions had increased 35%, inpatient charges […]

There has been much discussion recently in a host of publications about the role of pressure and shear in the treatment and prevention of foot ulcers. Emily Delzell’s article, The role of rocker soles in reducing ulcer risk (Lower Extremity Review, August 2011) shares findings from a recent study, suggesting that rocker soles effectively reduce […]

Certified orthotist and prosthetist, Brent Wright, recently started his Lifenabled Blog to share practical tips and techniques for improving O&P device fabrication to obtain better patient outcomes. He’s excited to share fabrication tips/tricks, product reviews and patient outcomes with you, so be sure to subscribe to his blog! Yesterday, Brent shared his solution for patients […]

Runners Gear Review, a website that touts “running gear reviews by runners, for runners”, recently reviewed our ENGO® blister relief product in a competitive comparison that they coined the “Blister Prevention Showdown”. A combination of factors, including price, sweat resistance, ability to help heal existing blisters and duration of effectiveness, led Runners Gear Review to […]

A new article in the Chicago Tribune questions the long-term effectiveness and benefit of over-the-counter foot orthotics. When Dr. Scholl’s recently released their Custom Fit Orthotic Center in big box retail and pharmacy chains across the U.S., foot care professionals took notice of the danger lurking in Scholl’s promotional program. While over-the-counter foot orthotics generally […]

Today I’d like to share some of the most recent media reviews of our ENGO Blister Prevention Patch product that we’ve seen over the past couple years. There’s no better way for people who are interested in a product to “experience” how the product works before buying it than reading a few product reviews. Enjoy! […]

A recent article published by Gina Kolata of The New York Times, titled: Close Look at Orthotics Raises a Welter of Doubts, questions the efficacy of foot orthotics (otherwise referred to as insoles). The article includes statements by educators and medical professionals, including results from a few studies on the effectiveness of foot orthotics. After […]

If you’re an orthotist, prosthetist or pedorthists who treats patients with partial foot amputations, there’s a new article in the November 2010 issue of Lower Extremity Review that’s well worth your time. In the article, Partial foot amputation: Pedorthic management, Erick Janisse, CPed, CO and Dennis Janisse, CPed – both of National Pedorthic Services Inc. […]

The November 2010 issue of Lower Extremity Review features the results of a Virginia Tech University study, which measured the effects of Achilles tendon loading and dorsiflexion range of motion with two different shoe styles. High-top athletic shoes were identified as having almost 10% less peak Achilles tendon tension than their low-top counterpart. The study […]

UnitedHealth Group recently released findings from a study predicting that “the majority of Americans could have diabetes or prediabetes by 2020, at a cost of $3.35 trillion to the health care system over the next 10 years.” The company proceeded to mention how community wellness programs and public health initiatives could help prevent nearly 10 […]