Blog - Tamarack Habilitation Technologies, Inc.

If you’re interested in reading a new viewpoint on the cause and treatment options for friction blisters and other skin trauma, check out the latest issue of Access Press – Minnesota’s Disability Community Newspaper (Volume 20, Number 7. July 10, 2009) In this issue, Catherine Lussenhop, a summer intern at Tamarack Habilitation Technologies and student […]

By Mark Payette, CO R&D Manager and Product Support, Tamarack Habilitation Technologies   Rebecca North and Barry Smith from Orthotic and Prosthetic Solutions in Western Australia have come up with a clever design allowing a “no fabrication” solution to quickly “retrofit” a solid ankle AFO to one that allows motion when a client’s needs are […]

Courtesy of OrthoPets and 9 News – Denver, we’d like to share the incredible story of Andre, the dog, who recovered from a traumatic dual leg amputation with the aid of custom prostheses from Martin Kaufmann of OrthoPets. | Colorado’s Online News Leader | Dog gets a second chance to walk for the first time […]

In a first-ever attempt to utilize video to showcase its friction management technology, Tamarack™ Habilitation Technologies has launched a YouTube video. [youtube=] Check it out at: While everyone can sympathize with painful rubbing and the occasional blister, very few people are being proactive about blister care. In 1998, Tamarack introduced its first product for […]

  Visit to check out the new features and web pages on the Tamarack™ website. We’ve added a product showcase on the homepage, LinkedIn profiles to employee pages and two new Tamarack product pages for our glidefree™ transfer board strips and GlideWear™ cushion covers.   Coming Soon… Within the next month Tamarack will unveil […]

         While some people are fortunate enough to wander the earth without a concern in the world for blisters & calluses, most of us are not so lucky. In fact, competitive runners and team sports athletes are continually plagued by the nuisance of friction blisters. Diabetics continuously fight against peripheral neuropathy and the risk of […]

Tamarack™ Habilitation Technologies, Minneapolis, MN announces the latest addition to its line of friction management products – glidefree™ transfer board strips. In 1998, Tamarack introduced ShearBan® friction relieving sheets in the orthotic/prosthetic market. Six years later, ENGO® Blister Prevention Patches were launched in the consumer market, targeting athletes who suffer persistent rubbing & blister issues […]

By Marty Carlson, CPO The 3rd biennial Orthotics-Prosthetics Uniting Frontiers Conference was held May 23th through 27th, 2009 at the Intercontinental Playa Bonita Resort in Panama. I had the honor of presenting information relating to ankle-foot biomechanics and Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis. Other presenters included people throughout the Americas and several European Countries. The Uniting Frontiers […]

According to the American Diabetes Association, diabetes is a disease that affects more than 23.6 million Americans (roughly 7.2% of the population). It’s a disease that’s not fully understood, although proper nutrition, insulin management and foot care go a long way to ensure that children and adults living with the disease can live a happy, […]

Tamarack™ seeks up to 50 people who use wheelchairs to try out a new technology designed to make sitting more comfortable and to reduce stress on the skin. The technology is called GlideWear™. GlideWear™ uses a new fabric based friction management system (patent pending). The first application of this technology is a wheelchair seat cushion […]