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  • October 2005 | Volume 18 - Issue 10
    By Mark A. Caselli, DPM
    27,616 reads | 0 comments | 09/03/08
       Volleyball is the world’s most popular participation sport. The Federation Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB), volleyball’s international governing body, reports that over 800 million people worldwide play volleyball. Individuals of all ages and skill levels can enjoy the sport. Athletes in over 200 countries play volleyball and almost half of these countries compete at the international level.    According to USA Volleyball, the national governing body for the sport in the United States, there were 34.1 million players in the U.S. in 1998.  ... continue reading

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    Protecting Diabetic Feet    Patients with diabetes now have two new options when it comes to protective footwear.    The T1230 and T1220 are the latest additions to the Ambulator Stretcher footwear series manufactured by Aetrex Worldwide. The shoes provide comfort and protection for patients who are diabetic or arthritic, and the shoes can accommodate a variety of foot injuries or conditions, according to the company.    Aetrex says the shoes feature high toe boxes, seamless spandex uppers and a removable depth of a half inch. The c... continue reading
    Lawrence Huppin, DPM, says the reverse Morton’s extension (as seen above) is the most common orthotic modification he uses in practice.
    Guest Clinical Editor: Lawrence Huppin, DPM
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       The development of new materials and technologies has had an impact on orthotics and biomechanics. These expert panelists discuss the technologies they have found helpful. In particular, they assess the impact of pressure analysis and how it can influence the writing of effective orthotic prescriptions. They also discuss common orthotic modifications and which orthotic materials they use in their practices.    Q: How have new materials and technology changed the state of podiatric biomechanics and orthotic therapy?    A: Russell Vol... continue reading