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Effect of AFO design on walking after stroke

Gait speed linked to braking force. Rigid ankle foot orthoses increase gait speed in hemiplegic stroke patients, but not for the reasons one might think, according to research from the Kessler Foundation Research Center in New Jersey. … READ MORE

What it means when kids walk on their toes

When toddlers are learning to walk, many spend some time walking up on their tip toes, which is known as toe walking. Commonly this is to get into things they aren’t meant to, but as they perfect their walking, they walk more with … READ MORE

A runner’s guide to the perfect shoe

In 2010, the running-shoe world was in turmoil. The rapid rise of barefoot and minimalist running had sparked a critical re-evaluation of all the fancy technology packed into the most popular shoes – rollbars, heel lifts, cushioning … READ MORE

High heels: Elevating the discussion

The biomechanical implications of high-heeled shoes are well known, and now dramatic weight-bearing images and new study findings are taking practitioner and patient awareness to the next level. But many women are still sacrificing … READ MORE

AFO friendly footwear – customize online

THE NEXT GENERATION OF KIDS SHOES. PLAE designs premium quality products that are fun, engaging and built for the way kids play. TAB LAB lets you virtually try out endless possibilities so everyone can find the perfect look to start … READ MORE

Cerebral palsy and knee pain: management tips

Knee pain is common in children with CP, but given the many health challenges facing this patient population, knee symptoms may not be given high priority. Proper diagnosis and treatment of knee pain, however, can be key to maximizing … READ MORE

Myoelectric orthosis for the upper limb

Interview with Paul Gudonis, CEO of Myomo. The MyoPro has been used to assist individuals with paralysis due to a variety of neurological injuries and disorders, and the VA has approved it for US veterans with upper limb impairment. … READ MORE
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