Shear Offloading Archives | Tamarack Habilitation Technologies, Inc.

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (January 12, 2016) Tamarack Habilitation Technologies, Inc. (Minneapolis, MN USA) and Knit-Rite, Inc (Kansas City, Kansas, USA) are pleased to announce a strategic supply partnership to deliver a new line of skin protection options for patients using orthotic-prosthetic and complex rehab technologies. The first major initiative between the two organizations […]

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 […]

We’re delighted to announce that Tamarack Habilitation Technologies has been announced as a finalist for the 2015 Minnesota Manufacturing Awards for the development and commercialization of GlideWear® technology. GlideWear is a unique, dual layer fabric technology that, when sewn strategically within garments and other textile products, provides users with all-day protection against friction and shear-related […]

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 […]

In partnership with Becker Orthopedic and clinicians, Charles Kuffel, MSM, CPO, FAAOP and Kevin Hines, CPO of Arise Orthotics and Prosthetics (Minneapolis, MN USA), Tamarack Habilitation Technologies, Inc. is pleased to announce the availability of the GlideWear Prosthetic Liner Patch scientific & clinical case presentation. The presentation, New Intervention for the Management of Skin Breakdown […]

At the American Orthotic & Prosthetic Association (AOPA) National Assembly, held last week in Las Vegas, Nevada, Cyde Peach, CO and President of Indiana Brace shared his experience with using ShearBan, an innovative PTFE film with adhesive backing from Tamarack Habilitation Technologies, Inc. (Minneapolis, Minnesota USA). Clyde developed the X-1 Blades (shown below), an all […]

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 […]

Amputees – Say goodbye to messy creams and skin-drying powders! Now available from Tamarack Habilitation Technologies (Minneapolis, Minnesota USA), the GlideWear Prosthetic Liner Patch  offers amputees a whole new way of relieving friction and shear-related skin breakdown from their prosthesis. The GlideWear Prosthetic Liner Patch is simply placed between the at-risk area of the skin […]

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 […]