The 2017 LER Resource Guide

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By Larry Hand

Fabrication: Central Fabrication

Acor Orthopaedic responds to customer need for better-quality laminates

Automating the lamination process leads to increased production and better quality. Read More

 
By Larry Hand

Foot: Footwear

Apex, a division of Aetrex Worldwide, offers fashion forward footwear with superior comfort and protection

“Whether it’s through new technology or materials, we’re always incorporating developments that bring value to the end user.” Read More

 
By LER Staff

Technology: CAD/CAM

Delcam Healthcare Solutions maintains focus on innovating for the future

In 2015 Delcam’s annual technology forums will include technologies for orthopedic footwear as well as those for orthotic devices. Read More

 
By Brigid Galloway

Fabrication: Materials

Justin Blair’s acquisition of new orthotic materials division aims to increase innovation, customer service

Understanding the customers' perspective will carry the growing company into the future. Read More

 
By LER Staff

Foot: Functional Foot Orthoses

Plant renovation pays off with increased volume, decreased turnaround times for Levy & Rappel

“Our completed plant renovation and technology upgrades are ensuring high quality while making our processes seamless—and fast.” Read More

 
By Cary Groner

Foot: Plantar Fasciitis

igli insoles emphasize easy adjustability, customization, and control

“The igli’s adaptability is even more important for young patients, because they’re growing rapidly.” Read More

 
By Samantha Rosenblum

Pediatric: Clubfoot

A global mission to spread clubfoot treatment, training to those in need

To spread clubfoot care around the world, Mitchell and his wife founded On His Path, a nonprofit extension of MD Orthopaedics that supports international missions and donations. Read More

 
By LER Staff

Foot: Functional Foot Orthoses

OHI’s overriding goal is to deliver ever-greater value to its customers

“To be able to offer all of this industry-leading value at succeeding levels of decreasing cost is our number one priority for next year.” Read More

 
By Shalmali Pal

Foot: Footwear

P.W. Minor, a classic shoe company, gets new life

New owners Young and Zeliff kept on original employees, and wasted no time in revamping the company’s production schedule at the US factory. Read More

 
By Brigid Galloway

Foot: Footwear

Hands-on development, manufac­turing, design, and customer service help Ped Lite stand out

“Ped Lite aims to give its customers more choice and selection than any other supplier.” Read More

 
By LER Staff

Rehab/Post-Op: Rehab/Post-Op

Propét brings game-changing ideas to footwear with stabilizing technology and variable flexibility

Propét’s new Rejuve footwear features stabilizing technology to minimize pronation, while its AdaptaStep recovery shoe’s variable flexibility promotes healing and comfort. Read More

 
By LER Staff

Technology: Function Analysis

Today’s most advanced technology and expertise applied to gait analysis

“We are confident that our elegant interface and one-click output measures will promote effective results.” Read More

 
By Cary Groner

Ankle: PTTD

Eponymous brace remains mainstay of evolving company

Roughly 40,000 custom AFOs are now prescribed annually. One reason for the increase, of course, is the Richie Brace itself, which Richie developed in 1996. Read More

 
By P.K. Daniel

Prosthetics: Prosthetics

Streifeneder USA solidifies relationship with German partner, increasing its impact in the O&P market

“This collaboration not only fortifies the relationship between the two companies, it makes us one strong entity.” Read More

 
By P.K. Daniel

Pediatric: Bracing

SureStep continues its longtime commitment to education with a new vehicle for learning

“Our success keeps me motivated to develop products that will keep making an impact on the lives of all special children everywhere.” Read More

 
By Samantha Rosenblum

Technology: Scanners

Building bridges between CAD-CAM hardware and O&P market needs

“We aim to make CAD-CAM for the human body incomparably easy while providing precise and consistent results.” Read More

 
By Shalmali Pal

Technology: Pressure Measurement

Product upgrades make quick work for clinicians

“Clinicians can use our real-time auto reports to get patients on board with their treatment.” Read More

 
By LER Staff

Knee: Ligament Bracing

Specialized custom and customized brace fabrication sets company off from competitors

For Townsend Design’s executive team, “Made in the USA” is of vital importance. Read More

 
By LER Staff

Ankle: Dynamic AFOs

American Orthopedics: Innovation, customization accelerate growth

American Orthopedics has evolved from a custom shoe company to an enterprise offering a full line of orthotic devices, including the new Revolution AFO. Read More

 
By Larry Hand

Foot: Footwear

Apex: a division of Aetrex Worldwide, expands with two new footwear lines

"Whether its through new technology or materials, we're always incorporating developments that bring value to the end user." Read More

 
By LER Staff

Ankle: AFOs

Arizona AFO: Investing in excellence to ensure continued leadership through innovation

Pioneers in the development of the custom leather ankle gauntlet, the company continues to stay true to its legacy of craftsmanship and industry-leading customer service. Read More

 
By LER Staff

Ankle: Achilles Tendinitis

Bracemasters: Designing for a range of patients, from pediatrics to seniors

"The DRAFO Gauntlet Series leverages the unique materials and creative concepts of the earlier designs to provide a superior alternative to traditional leather ankle gauntlets." Read More

 
By LER Staff

Technology: CAD/CAM

Delcam Healthcare Solutions: CAD-CAM built to fit you and your business

Delcam offers its software as a complete solution or a series of stand-alone products and can provide a comprehensive design-through-manufacture system for companies new to CAD-CAM. Read More

 
By Cary Groner

Technology: CAD/CAM

DOLA Orthotics Lab: Australian podiatrists reach US shores with a total digital clinic solution for custom foot orthoses

By leveraging efficiencies of international carriers and using advanced CAD-CAM technology, DOLA can guarantee seven-day turnaround for international clients. Read More

 
By LER Staff

Foot: Functional Foot Orthoses

Langer Biomechanics: Quality, innovation, and education

Langer is emphasizing growth initiatives and an aggressive acquisition strategy, all aimed at providing its customers with the most comprehensive resources and solutions in the industry. Read More

 
By LER Staff

Foot: Diabetic Insoles

Levy & Rappel: Long-established company continues to move with the times

Founded in 1930, Levy & Rappel made its mark by developing a soft supportive custom foot orthosis. Past clients include US presidents and WW II GIs. Read More

 
By Samantha Rosenblum

Pediatric: Clubfoot

MD Orthopaedics: A global mission to spread clubfoot treatment, training to those in need

To spread clubfoot care around the world, Mitchell and his wife founded On His Path, a nonprofit extension of MD Orthopaedics that supports international missions and donations. Read More

 
By Cary Groner

Foot: Plantar Fasciitis

medi: Launching foot and ankle division to offer cutting-edge, advanced products

The company will emphasize an advanced, easily customizable carbon-fiber insole series known as igli, as well as new products for ankle and Achilles tendon support. Read More

 
By Hank Black

Ankle: Stroke/Drop Foot

Mile High Orthotics Lab: Emphasis on customer, community relationships

"It's the people in the lab paying attention to every detail that sets us apart from others." Read More

 
By Hank Black

Foot: Footwear

Orthofeet: Rededicated to founding principles with new leadership, shoe styles, and more

In the past 12 months the company welcomed a new CEO, doubled its sales force, switched to a larger factory, and initiated a grassroots education alliance with the AADE. Read More

 
By Cary Groner

Foot: Plantar Fasciitis

Ovation Medical: Innovative research and design with both practitioner and patient in mind

"We feel that you have one chance to launch a product properly-something that works right and has a superior design." Read More

 
By P.K. Daniel

Foot: Functional Foot Orthoses

PAL Health Technologies: Dedicated to being an industry leader in customer service and orthosis precision

"We know how crucial it is for our brand to uphold an unparalleled customer experience. It's that experience that provides our practitioners with a sense of trust." Read More

 
By Andria Segedy

Rehab/Post-Op: Rehab/Post-Op

Propét USA: bringing game-changing ideas to footwear

Propet's new Rejuve shoe line features a stabilizing technology that minimizes pronation, while its innovative AdaptaStep recovery shoe allows variable flexibility to promote healing and comfort after surgery or trauma. Read More

 
By LER Staff

Technology: Function Analysis

ProtoKinetics: Today’s most advanced technology and expertise applied to gait analysis

"We are confident that our elegant interface and one-click output measures will promote effective results." Read More

 
By Larry Hand

Foot: Footwear

Quikiks: gears up for first production run of hands-free shoes, available in early 2014

"Scoliosis is just the tip of the iceberg. More than 50 million people in the United States could benefit from shoes like this, including those with spinal cord injury, arthritis, obesity, stroke, and cognitive disorders." Read More

 
By Cary Groner

Ankle: PTTD

Richie Brace: Eponymous brace remains mainstay of evolving company

Roughly 40,000 custom AFOs are now prescribed annually. One reason for the increase, of course, is the Richie Brace itself, which Richie developed in 1996. Read More

 
By Shalmali Pal

Foot: Prefabricated Foot Orthoses

Spenco Medical: Organization takes pride in founder’s pioneering spirit

Spenco's designer's continue the physician-founder Wayman Spence's tradition of relying on medical experts to develop products for foot health. Read More

 
By PK Daniel

Pediatric: Bracing

SureStep: A stabilizing force for low-tone patients

SureStep's dual adjustable DA Hinge allows AFOs to be made with thinner, lighter plastics because the hinge itself extends into the AFO's strut, reinforcing what would otherwise be the device's weak point. Read More

 
By Shalmali Pal

Technology: Pressure Measurement

Tekscan: No pressure here – Tekscan looks to streamline clinical care

Tekscan has set its sights on making serious inroads with lower extremity professionals, and is making two popular products more user-friendly for busy clinicians. Read More

 
By Larry Hand

Knee: Ligament Bracing

Townsend: “Customized” OTS braces make life better for fitters and patients

Townsend in the only manufacturer offering "customized" OTS braces as a primary business strategy-taking a proactive approach to the direction healthcare reimbursements are going. Read More