ShearBan Archives | Tamarack Habilitation Technologies, Inc.

Paul Davis from Minneapolis, Minnesota USA writes (5/26/2015), We have lived in a rural setting for 25 years.  We supplement our heat with a high efficiency wood burner.  Several times each year dead trees are felled to be cut into the appropriate size for splitting and firebox fit.  I am an AE amputee with a shoulder […]

Despite advancements in shoe design as well as sock and insole quality, foot blisters continue to plague active individuals who participate in individual and team sports activities. Even the most seasoned professional athletes are sidelined by blisters; a sign that education and embracing “outside the box” products and technologies are quite logically the missing links […]

Whether you’re trying ShearBan (self-adhesive PTFE sheets & patches) or GlideWear Prosthetic Liner Patches (2-ply silk-like shear reducing fabric) for the first time or are looking to optimize your patch size and placement for maximum performance and cost savings, SIZE does matter. This post serves to provide guidance and considerations in choosing the correct patch size […]

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 latest ShearBan flyer is now available on Tamarack’s website: http://www.tamarackhti.com/assets/pdf/2010_shearban_flyer.pdf The most exciting change that recently took place is that ShearBan Rivet Cover Patches are now packaged in 138 piece packs, instead of 120. The 15% increase in patches comes to you at no additional charge. Rivet cover patches are ideal for covering hardware […]

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 […]

Check out the latest Tamarack Designer; the orthotics & prosthetics newsletter of Tamarack Habilitation Technologies, Inc. Issue 06, Spring 2011 is packed full of product updates, industry resources and educational opportunities. Here’s a sneak peak: New Tamarack Flexure Joint Caps Offer Alternative to Traditional Vacuum-Forming Learn about our latest “bolt-on” fabrication option for installing Tamarack […]

For optimal results, particularly when applying ENGO Blister Relief Patches or ShearBan to hiking boots, hockey skates, military boots, or any shoe linings that are difficult to adhere to, apply a little heat to the patch surface after it’s applied to the shoe or insole. The pressure sensitive adhesive softens with heat (we recommend a […]

Today I want to take a moment to talk about the importance of customer feedback. It’s a critical component of our success as a company and your satisfaction as a customer. We want to hear what you think so that we can continue providing unique and value-added products. As a small product design, development and […]

If you’re an orthotist, pedorthist or podiatrist who treats a lot of diabetic feet, check out the story, Treating the Diabetic Foot, in the November 2010 issue of The O&P Edge. Among the things to consider when treating people with diabetes, the article mentions the need for better communication between healthcare providers and improved level […]