One of the most important things a consumer of orthotic and/or prosthetic devices can do to resolve fitting problems is to address these problems before they become emergencies.  That means being self aware and keeping an open line of communication with all members of the rehabilitation team, including physicians, O & P practitioners and therapists.  Check out the following articles with advice on keeping fit and staying healthy!

Introducing Hooked on Harmony 

Written by Admin Wednesday, April 15, 2015 1:32:38 PM
Welcome to the first installment of a new series on our breakthrough Harmony family of products for vacuum socket technology. Not only will you begin learning more about Ottobock socket technology and Harmony pumps, but we’ll be sharing... read more
 

Ultraflex Systems Launches UltraSafe Gait™ Adjustable... 

Written by Ultraflex Wednesday, November 03, 2010 9:26:28 AM
May 20, 2009 – Ultraflex, the sole leader in orthotic adjustable dynamic response technology, announced today the launch of the UltraSafeGait™ pediatric ADR-AFO. The pediatric version is now available in markets... read more
 

Abstract for Helix Clinical Study 

Written by Eva Ludwigs, Dipl. Ing (FH) Monday, October 04, 2010 10:37:24 AM
Previous studies have shown low end-user acceptance of a hip disarticulation style prosthesis and that the limitations of such prostheses, including poor gait pattern, socket discomfort, weight of the prosthesis, loss of mobility, instability and... read more
 

How Dr. Berwick Will Control Your Doctor And You  

Written by Richard Amerling, MD Monday, July 19, 2010 10:09:44 AM
Barack Obama’s recess appointment of Dr. Donald Berwick as head of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) marks a new low in his destructive presidency, and that is saying something! After forcing the Orwellian Patient Protection and... read more
 

Otto Bock Introduces Flex and Trimable Designs to the... 

Written by Otto Bock HealthCare Thursday, June 24, 2010 10:30:31 AM
Trace, Trim and Walk Away!   Otto Bock HealthCare, a leading innovator in carbon fiber technology in prosthetics and orthotics, is now expanding its WalkOn AFO portfolio to include two trimable options.    “We are committed to... read more
 

Communicating with Medical Professionals  

Written by Jennifer Latham Robinson Thursday, June 24, 2010 10:09:40 AM
It’s easy to assume that medical professionals are the ones in the driver’s seat when it comes to healthcare management.  However, patients are in a unique position to take control over their plans.  Here are some ways individuals can be... read more
 

Otto Bock Expands Offerings in SkinGuard® Technology  

Written by Otto Bock HealthCare Wednesday, June 16, 2010 9:49:23 AM
Anti-Bacterial Protection Added to Test Sockets, New Liners    (Minneapolis, MN) - Otto Bock HealthCare has greatly expanded use of the patented anti-bacterial technology, SkinGuard®.  SkinGuard® contains an innovative additive... read more
 

Device helps woman with MS walk in mall without falling 

Written by Linda Leicht / NEWS-LEADER Wednesday, June 09, 2010 12:27:29 PM
hanks to a small cuff around her leg, Bonnie Bell can walk in the mall without falling. In fact, Bell, who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1998, has not so much as tripped since she began using the Ness L300 five months... read more
 

Otto Bock HealthCare Innovations Highlighted at World's... 

Written by Otto Bock HealthCare Wednesday, May 26, 2010 9:21:21 AM
The world’s largest tradeshow for prosthetics, orthotics and rehabilitation medical devices took place recently in Leipzig, Germany.  The show, which combines the meeting for the International Society of Prosthetics and Orthotics (ISPO) with... read more
 

Can functional electronic stimulation improve mobility? 

Written by Ben Thrower - Momentum Thursday, May 13, 2010 12:42:10 PM
Almost two-thirds of all people living with MS report that trouble walking takes the biggest toll on their quality of life1 and one of the leading causes of difficulty walking is foot drop, a weakness or paralysis of the muscles that lift the front... read more
 
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