Research & Publications

Why Therapeutic Shoes Might Be Right for You

Blisters, corns, and bunions are uncomfortable for anyone, but if you have diabetes, they put you at risk for serious complications. Find out how therapeutic shoes take the worry out of foot care and put your feet and your mind at ease.

Oct 1st, 2021
Living an Active Life with Your Prosthesis

An amputation will change your life, but it doesn’t have to stop you from living a full and active one. Here are some practical tips to help you not only adapt to life with a prosthetic, but to thrive with one!

Sep 1st, 2021
Your Options for Lower Limb Support

Are you a bit wobbly when you walk, or a little unstable when you stand? You may be the perfect candidate for lower limb support in the form of custom orthotics. There are several types that address very specific problems. Here are your choices.

Jul 6th, 2021
Tips for Getting Your Child Used to a Cranial Helmet

Helmets protect football players, cyclists, and boxers from severe injuries, but they can also serve another purpose — head shaping. If your infant needs a cranial orthosis, here’s how to help them adjust.

Jun 11th, 2021
How Upper Limb Orthoses Can Restore Function

When lifting, reaching, driving, and getting dressed become painful chores because of an arm or shoulder injury, you may need an upper limb orthosis to get you through the healing process. Here’s what you need to know.

May 3rd, 2021
6 Features of Therapeutic Shoes

Diabetes and foot problems go hand-in-hand. But therapeutic shoes surround your feet in a protective cocoon and help prevent the most common diabetes-related foot issues. Here's how they’re different from regular shoes.

Mar 1st, 2021
Is My Child a Candidate for a Prosthesis?

If your child has lost a limb, your main goal in life becomes helping them function and fit in. A prosthesis can help them on both counts. Find out if it’s right for your child.

Feb 1st, 2021
How Diabetes Affects Your Feet

Diabetes and foot problems go hand-in-hand. If you have diabetes, it’s important to understand exactly how the disease affects your feet and how you can prevent serious complications.

Jan 5th, 2021
The Role of Orthotics in Paralysis

Paralysis doesn’t have to mean you’ll be stuck in a bed or a chair forever. Modern orthotics can make mobility and function a part of your life again. Here’s what they can do for you.

Nov 2nd, 2020
Your Options for Correcting Ankle Instability

When you walk, does it feel like you’re on shaky ground? Even on even terrain, chronic ankle instability causes you to wobble and stumble. But there are ways to steady your unpredictable ankle and get back on solid ground.

Oct 11th, 2020
Regaining Mobility with a Hip Disarticulation Prosthesis

Whatever injury or disease made your amputation necessary, it was life-changing in and of itself. And getting used to life without your limb adds another degree of difficulty. Learn what it takes to restore your mobility after hip disarticulation.

Sep 15th, 2020
How Orthotics Can Help with Stress Fractures

Athletes are typically healthy and strong, but their bones may be at risk for stress fractures if they push too hard. Who knew you could actually overtrain? Here’s how orthotics may be the most important piece of sports equipment you use.

Aug 13th, 2020
Understanding Drop Foot

Dragging, dropping, or slapping your foot may be more than just clumsiness or a mishap — it could be a sign of a condition called drop foot. Here's what you need to know.

Jul 14th, 2020
Your Prosthetic Options for Above Elbow Amputation

The human arm is an amazing design, and it moves in loads of different ways. While a prosthesis can’t replace your natural arm’s complete range of motion, it can be pretty amazing in its own right. Discover the advances and multiple options now available.

Jun 23rd, 2020
Tips for Transitioning Your Child to a Prosthetic

If your child was born missing a limb or has had an amputation, they’ve already experienced more than enough grief and pain. But their prosthesis journey doesn’t have to add to it. Here’s how to ease the way into life with a prosthetic limb.

May 20th, 2020
Resume Your Active Lifestyle with Prosthetics

Losing a limb doesn’t have to stop you from doing the things you love in life. In fact, in a matter of months, you can get right back to sports and other activities that keep you healthy and happy. Here’s how.

Feb 19th, 2020
Does My Toddler Need Custom Orthotics?

Childhood is a critical time of growth. Bones get longer and stronger, and, ideally, they follow the right path and pace. When they don’t, there’s a way to help. Find out why your toddler might need custom orthotics.

Feb 1st, 2020
Therapeutic Shoes: A Solution for Diabetic Feet

Your feet need extra care when you’re diabetic, and part of the solution is wearing the right kind of shoes. Therapeutic shoes can help keep your feet healthy and keep them feeling good, too.

Jan 1st, 2020
How common is paralysis?

About two percent of Americans have some form of paralysis, originating from injury or illness. Most of them have some form of nerve-related issue, preventing communication from the brain to the muscles, but sometimes, the muscles themselves fail.

Oct 1st, 2019
10 Strengthening Exercises for Below-Knee Amputation

If you’ve lost the lower part of your leg, strengthening the remaining muscles, as well as your support muscles, can make a huge difference in how you fare. To get you started, here are 10 exercises designed to keep you moving.

Aug 1st, 2019
Recognizing the Signs of Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD)

One in 20 Americans over age 50 has peripheral vascular disease, a serious condition that can increase your chances of suffering a stroke, heart attack, or other health complications. Read on to find out what it is and who is at risk?

Jul 2nd, 2019