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We’ve made a few updates to the Tamarack website this week, including a redesign of the Tamarack Flexure Joint® and ShearBan® pages and development of a new Customer Service page. If you haven’t visited our website lately, stop by for product updates and fabrication resources. We invite customers to call or email us whenever […]

Have you had trouble achieving comfort with AFO’s due to irritation around the proximal brim? We’ve had excellent results with applying a small strip of ShearBan® material around the brim of AFO’s. This technique results in a wrinkle-free, cosmetically appealing and functional device that won’t rub AFO wearers the wrong way. Here’s a step-by-step tutorial […]

If you’re a member of the Texas Chapter of the American Association of Orthotists and Prosthetists (TCAAOP), don’t forget to check out the lineup of workshops at the annual meeting in Austin, Texas; kicking off August 6, 2010. View the complete list of meeting workshops here. Mark Payette, CO, Tamarack Habilitation Technologies, and Dennis Janisse, […]

Six years after introducing the consumer version of our ShearBan® product for friction & shear relief, the staff at Tamarack truly enjoys the customer contact and loyalty we’ve witnessed with ENGO® Blister Prevention Patches. All the phone calls, emails and letters we receive are encouraging signs that a small company can make a big impact […]

The Louisiana O&P Association met in Lafayette, Louisiana, May 19 to 22, 2010. It was hot – Temperatures were in the mid-90s with high humidity, but it was still a lively meeting. (We northerners only melted a little around the edges.) Tamarack exhibited with Becker Orthopedic. The organizers of the meeting did a great job. […]

Over the past few years, manufacturers and healthcare professionals in the specialized field of orthotics, prosthetics, pedorthics and podiatry have begun focusing more intensively on the prevention of diabetic foot wounds, including calluses and plantar foot ulcers. With more advanced product technologies, healthcare providers can more effectively evaluate “at-risk” areas for re-ulceration to prevent skin […]

Over the years, we’ve had quite a few customers inquire about the difference between Tamarack’s blue and beige-colored ShearBan® Sheets. We want to let everyone know that there aren’t any physical differences between the two products beyond the colors. So which option is right for you? ShearBan® Sheets & Precut Oval Patches are available with […]

On Saturday April 17th, 2010, two representatives from Tamarack™ Habilitation Technologies will display a few of Tamarack’s newest products to the Minnesota Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association (MN APTA). While Tamarack’s primary product line focuses on the orthotic/prosthetic and pedorthic industry, a growing number of physical therapists in the USA are seeing patients […]

Over the past 15 years Tamarack Habilitation Technologies has done extensive lab research to learn about the static coefficient of friction (CoF) of materials commonly used in the Orthotic and Prosthetic industry. We have always been curious about bare skin as a comparison material. The CoF is the force resisting the relative lateral (tangential) motion […]

Today’s blog post highlights one of the most common locations for friction-induced skin trauma – the brims of orthotic devices such as an ankle foot orthosis (AFO) or prosthetic socket. These locations are notorious for causing painful rubbing against the skin due to significant shear & pressure forces. Using a low-friction, adhesive-backed material such as […]