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Tamarack Habilitation Technologies, Inc. (Minneapolis, MN USA) welcomes Padrao Ortopedico as the company’s newest GlideWear shear protection product line distributor, serving the orthotic, prosthetic, and podiatric industries across Portugal. Padrao Ortopedico Website: http://www.padrao-ortopedico.com Phone: (22) 906 51 48, (22) 906 51 49 Contact Name: Carlos Quelhas GlideWear products feature a unique, patented dual-layer fabric technology […]

GlideWear® Forefoot Shear Protection Socks feature a patented, dual layer low friction zone that provides targeted shear reduction across the forefoot to prevent and relieve abrasion, friction, and shear-related skin breakdown. Unlike traditional dual layer socks, which can cause a loss of stability while walking with and without footwear, GlideWear is strategically positioned around the […]

In support of World Wide Pressure Ulcer Prevention Day, November 19, 2015, the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP) is hosting a free, live webinar, presented by Dr. Jeffrey Levine, MD, titled History of Pressure Ulcers and Wound Care: Past, Present, and Future. Dr. Levine’s presentation will review the history of pressure ulcers and wound […]

Mobility Management magazine has named Comfort Company’s Vector-X wheelchair cushion with GlideWear technology one of their readers’ best picks for 2015. Vector X with GlideWear Testimonial: I love the GlideWear technology. When chosen for the right individual, it’s great to reduce the amount of shear force in the transfer, and I have found it to […]

Recommended reading for nurse, therapists, physicians, orthotists, prosthetists, and individuals who rely on assistive technology for daily activity. Skin Health: Prevention and Treatment of Skin Breakdown Written by Janet Dean, MS, RN, CRRN, CRNP. The International Center for Spinal Cord Injury Kennedy Krieger Institute, Baltimore, Maryland. Published on the Transverse Myelitis Association website, Janet Dean’s […]

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 […]

The National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP) has declared November 16, 2012 “Pressure Ulcer Awareness Day”. According to Dr. Aimee Garcia, NPUAP President, “Over 2.5 million US residents develop pressure ulcers every year.”  She adds, “The impact of pressure ulcers on the patient, the providers who are trying to prevent these wounds and the payers […]

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 […]

The February 2011 issue of The Academy TODAY focuses on the important topic of skin and soft tissue management. Whether you’re an O&P practitioner, vascular surgeon or physician who cares for patients with amputations, diabetes or vascular disease, take some time to read through the articles in this O&P Edge supplement. One of the articles, […]

In collaboration with Becker Orthopedic, we’re happy to present a new continuing education opportunity for practitioners, assistants, fitters and technicians in the O&P industry. Friction Management for Neuropathic Foot Problems explains the science behind friction management technology, presents clinical case examples, and demonstrates how to utilize friction management interface products. The American Board for Certification […]