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Spring 2020 Course Announcement | Two Day Intermediate Level Biomechanics Course

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Spring 2020 Course Announcement | Two Day Intermediate Level Biomechanics Course

Intermediate Level Biomechanics Assessment & Prescription Writing Course Talbot Hotel, Stillorgan Road, Woodland, Dublin April 2020 24 - 25 Fri - Sat This two-day course has been developed for postgraduate medical practitioners with minimal experience in orthotic prescription writing and will encompass theory and practical workshops. This multidisciplinary course is delivered jointly by Sharon Morris Physiotherapist (MSc. Biomechanics) Galway City Physio and Joanne McKenna, Podiatrist. This intensive workshop-based course aims to enable practitioners to: Understand the principles of functional biomechanics Understand how the main functional units of the foot behave in gait Undertake a comprehensive biomechanical assessment Identify pathological standing...

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New Orliman Rehab & Offloading Ranges

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New Orliman Rehab & Offloading Ranges

Orliman is an innovative orthopaedic company from Spain which has been manufacturing premium quality devices for over 70 years. We have recently expanded our range considerably, read on to find out more.

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Athletic Footwear Prescription

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Athletic Footwear Prescription

In this article we aim to give an honest and unbiased analysis of the current predicament of athletic footwear prescription.

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Dr. Comfort Footwear Research Article

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Dr. Comfort Footwear Research Article

A recent study investigated the impact of fit and comfort with respect to medical grade footwear.

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Football Boots - Prescription Tips

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Football Boots - Prescription Tips

We have seen a big shift in the construction of football boots over the past 15-20 years. The day of robust and durable leather boots are a thing of the past and are fast being replaced with lightweight synthetic materials. Revolutionary cleat placements have also changed the dynamics and functionality of these boots drastically. The first signs of change were implemented by Adidas in the 1950’s with the introduction of interchangeable cleats. This allowed for customization of the boots based on underfoot conditions and the sport being played. In the following decades, further changes were made to reduce mass and...

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