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We’re happy to announce the launch of the new Tamarack™ Store, online at http://shop.tamarackhti.com. Our new web store features ShearBan® Ovals, ShearBan® Heel Wraps™ and GlideFree™ Transfer Board Strips – available directly from Tamarack Habilitation Technologies’ warehouse in Minneapolis, MN. A new addition to the ShearBan® product line, ShearBan Ovals and Heel Wraps offer pre-cut […]

I just ran across Dr. Jenny Sanders Shoe Blog and wanted to share the link with you: http://drshoe.wordpress.com/. Regardless of how healthy your feet are, or for which activities you’re seeking new footwear, it’s critically important to understand that a “good fit” goes a long way to preventing injuries and keeping your feet in comfort. […]

The latest addition to the ShearBan® product line from Tamarack™ Habilitation Technologies – ShearBan Ovals– are now available from PEL Supply. New ShearBan Ovals provide a shape ideal for preventing and treating the diabetic foot. They are particularly suited for placement in footwear under the metatarsal heads, or next to the big toe – places […]

Has anyone used ENGO® (our consumer product) or ShearBan® (our professional product) to help treat Haglund’s deformity, also known as the “pump bump” or “bauer bump”? We are interested in hearing from you if you have! Haglund’s Deformity occurs at the back of the heel. The American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons has a […]

The cover story in the November 2009 issue of Lower Extremity Review, entitled “Balancing Act: A real-world approach to high heels” highlights numerous professional perspectives on finding a balance between women’s desire to be fashionable and the need to maintain healthy feet. While frequent high heel wear seems harmless to women in their twenties and […]

This is an interesting discussion on Present Podiatry about the importance of debriding calluses or nails. As pointed out by several of the podiatrists, they use the debridement session as an opportunity to examine the callosity or nail more closely. As one practitioner noted, an examination after debridement of a callus can often expose an […]

This is the title of a forthcoming research article from two researchers at the Lerner Research Institute – part of the Cleveland Clinic. Doctors Metin Yavuz, PhD, and Brian L. Davis, PhD, are the co-authors. Doctors Davis and Yavuz have done extensive research over the past 10 to 15 years on measuring shear and pressure […]

Researchers at the Cleveland Clinic did a small pilot study looking at shear reducing diabetic insoles worn by healthy subjects. Their hypothesis was that if shear reduction works with these insoles, step length should be shortened. Matassini et al. Do shear reducing diabetic insoles really reduce plantar shear? The paper is being presented on October, […]

Tamarack Habilitation Technologies, Minneapolis, MN is seeking an engineer to assist with new product development, product & technology research and product manufacturing processes. Position requires candidate to work as a project lead as well as assist other project leads as directed. Candidate will support general engineering needs for production and facilitation repairs or changes. This […]

A recent case study compared three ankle foot orthoses for treating posterior tibial tendon dysfunction (PTTD) also known as adult acquired flatfoot. Neville CG, Houck JR, Choosing among 3 ankle-foot orthoses for a patient with stage II posterior tibial tendon dysfunction, J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2009 Nov;39(11):816-24. The case study considered a custom non-articulating […]